I am an Academic Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK. I am a member of the Natural Language Processing group and part of the GATE team. Previously, I worked as a Research Associate for the WeVerify (from March 2019 to August 2019) and SIMPATICO (from July 2016 to February 2019) projects.

In 2017, I was awarded a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield with the thesis entitled “Document-level Machine Translation Quality Estimation”. My PhD was funded by the EXPERT project (a Marie Curie ITN network) and my supervisor was Professor Lucia Specia.

I also have a master’s degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (awarded in 2013). My supervisor was Dr. Sandra Aluísio and I was a member of the Interinstitutional Center for Computational Linguistics (NILC).

I am interested in Natural Language Processing topics, more specifically:

  • Personalised NLP
  • Text simplification
  • Online content verification (misinformation detection)
  • Quality estimation of machine translation
  • Document-level evaluation of NLP tasks outputs
  • Readability assessment
  • Automatic construction of computational lexical resources

I am the Secretary for the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) (elected in 2018). Since 2019, I am also the Secretary for the International Association for Machine Translation (IAMT).