I am a PhD Candidate at Maastricht University, working jointly with the Institute of Data Science
and Studio Europa. My research focuses on using NLP and other computational methods to understand
the influence of content creators on social media. I am supervised by Dr. Catalina Goanta, Dr. Mathieu Segers, and Dr. Michel Dumontier.
From Jun/2019 to Dec/2019, I was an Applied Data Scientist intern at Microsoft's Search Technology
(Munich). I was a member of
the Intelligent Search team, and worked on approaches for improving the relevance of search results
users of Microsoft Teams.
From Jul/2018 to Jan/2019, I was a Speech Scientist Intern at Amazon Research (Cambridge). I worked
on the Natural Language Understanding team under the supervision of José Luis Redondo García.
My internship project was focused on multilingual learning for low-shot intent classification.
From Sep/2017 to Jun/2018, I was a Research Student in Natural Language Processing at the University
of Sheffield, under the
supervision of Prof. Lucia Specia.
My research was focused on exploring the use of acoustic information to improve the
performance of multimodal NLP tasks -- focusing particularly on Machine Translation.
I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics at the University of São
Paulo, under the supervision
of Prof. Maria das Graças
Volpe Nunes. My dissertation topic was Text Normalisation of User-generated Content for
worked on text normalisation methods based mostly on deep learning architectures and word embeddings
similarity. As part of
my research, I developed a free and open-source tool called Enelvo – a flexible text normaliser for
user-generated texts written in
Portuguese. I also built an annotated corpus of non-standard words in different domains.
I took my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the Western Paraná State University, with one
year spent abroad at Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium. During this period, I worked on various topics – including
computational epidemiology, ensembles
of neural networks, and sentiment analysis. Upon graduation, I was awarded the prizes of Best
Computer Science Graduate of 2015
and Outstanding Student in 2015, granted by the Brazilian Society for Computing.