Department of Information Engineering
University of Padua
via Gradenigo 6/A
I-35131 Padova, Italy
phone +39 049 827 7948 (office in Padua)
phone +39 0444 99 8847 (office in Vicenza)
fax +39 049 827 7799
satta AT dei DOT unipd DOT it
My primary research interests are in natural language processing, particularly in natural language parsing and formal language models for natural language. I am also interested in formal language theory.
I received a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Padua, Italy, in 1990. Between 1990 and 1993 I first joined the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (ITC-IRST) in Trento, Italy, as a junior researcher, and later the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, as a post-doctoral fellow. Since 1994, I am joining the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, where at present I am a full professor.
I have been serving as chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) for years 2009-10. I am/have been serving in the editorial boards of Research on Language and Computation, Computational Linguistics and Grammars. I have been a member of the standing committee of the Formal Grammar conference. In 2001 I have served as co-chair of the program committee of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2001) and as program committee chair of the 7th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT-2001). I have also served as area chair for parsing in 2006 in the program committee of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2006) and as area chair for parsing in 2000 in the program committee of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2000). For several years I have also served as member of the program committees of the International Workshop on Parsing Technologies (IWPT), the International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG+), the Conference on Formal Grammars (FG) and the Meeting on Mathematics of Language (MOL).
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