Roberto Navigli is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome and a member of the Linguistic Computing Laboratory. In 2007 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from "La Sapienza" (winner of the Marco Cadoli 2007 AI*IA national prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Artificial Intelligence). In 2013 he received the Marco Somalvico AI*IA prize, awarded every two years to the best young Italian researcher in Artificial Intelligence, who has provided a significant, highly-innovative personal contribution to the field of AI.

BabelNet He is the creator of BabelNet, the largest high-quality multilingual encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network, winner of the 2017 prominent paper award of the Artificial Intelligence Journal and covered by the Guardian and Time Magazine.

  • ERC

    He is one of the few researchers in Europe to have received two prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC): MOUSSE, a 1.5Meuro Consolidator Grant (2017-2022), and MultiJEDI, a 1.3Meuro Starting Grant.

  • Flag of Europe

    He is the coordinator of the Sapienza unit in ELEXIS (2018-2022), an EU eInfrastructure project on the future infrastructure of electronic lexicography.

  • Google Adward

    He was the Co-PI of Language Understanding cum Knowledge Yield" (LUcKY), a Google Focused Research Award on Natural Language Understanding.

  • Babelscape

    Co-founder of Babelscape, an innovative Sapienza startup company focusing on multilingual Natural Language Processing.