Name Thales Bertaglia
Role Postdoctoral Researcher
Summary Postdoctoral researcher for the ERC Starting Grant HUMANads at Utrecht University.


  • 2024.01 - Present
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University
    Working for the ERC Starting Grant HUMANads.
  • 2020.01 - 2023.12
    PhD Researcher
    Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University
    Worked at the Institute of Data Science & Studio Europa.

    My research focused on developing computational methods and data resources to analyse the interaction between monetisation, regulation, content creators, and social media users.
  • 2019.06 - 2019.12
    Applied Data Scientist Intern
    Microsoft, Munich
    Member of the Microsoft Search Technology Center. Worked on Intelligent Search, exploring approaches for improving search relevance for Microsoft Teams.
  • 2018.07 - 2019.01
    Speech Scientist Intern
    Amazon Research, Cambridge
    Member of the Natural Language Understanding Team for Alexa. Worked on Multilingual Transfer Learning for Intent Classification and developed approaches for leveraging English data (highly available) to train models for under-resourced languages.


  • 2020.01 - 2023.12

    Maastricht, Netherlands

    University of Maastricht
    Thesis: Decoding Digital Influence Computational Insights into Monetisation, Controversy, and Compliance in the Creator Economy.

    Supervised by Prof. Adriana Iamnitchi and Prof. Catalina Goanta
  • 2016.03 - 2017.08

    São Carlos, Brazil

    University of São Paulo
    Computer Science and Computational Mathematics – Natural Language Processing Track
    Thesis: User-generated Content Textual Normalization.

    Supervised by Prof. Graça Nunes
  • 2011.02 - 2015.12

    Cascavel, Brazil

    Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
    Computer Science

    One year exchange program at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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