Dr Luis Espinosa Anke
I joined the School of Computer Science and Informatics in 2018 as a Research Associate, to work on the ERC-funded Starting Grant project FLEXILOG, alongside prof. Steven Schockaert. Previously, I was a Natural Language Processing (NLP) scientist at Savana (a Madrid-based company focused on delivering data-driven healthcare solutions), and before that I was a PhD student at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). My research, in the area of Artificial Intelligence and NLP, is centered on meaning representation, computational semantics, multilingual NLP and modeling social media interactions, particularly emoji. I am Fulbright and Erasmus Mundus alumni.
I received my BA in English Philology from the University of Alicante (2001 - 2006), and an MA in English for Specific Purposes from the same institution (2006 - 2008). I worked as a Spanish and English teacher for a two years in Madrid, until I moved to the US with a Fulbright FLTA scholarship, where I taught undergraduate Spanish at the Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After that, I received a laCaixa fellowship (a Spanish bank and foundation) to pursue an MA in Natural Language Processing, a joint program between the University of Wolverhampton (UK) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) (2011 - 2013). Then, I completed my PhD (2013 - 2017) at Pompeu Fabra University, at the same time I worked as an NLP scientist for Savana, a Spain-based company focused on delivering AI-driven solutions for healthcare.