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Currently, I am an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) and at Maastricht Law+Tech Lab (Faculty of Law), at Maastricht University (UM) in the Netherlands. My current work/research lies in the area of Social Machine Learning and includes computational social media modeling, dialogue systems (with applications in customer service & psychology), pattern discovery/network modeling from multimodal data sources and topic detection and tracking from large document collections. I like building responsible and interpretable machine learning models for domains like psychology, arts, law, etc.

I am contributing to the research themes of Machine Learning and Human Behaviour Understanding, Affective and Visual Computing of DKE and since September 2019 I joined part-time the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab where we launched inter-alia the Computational Social Media research group.

I am a member of the I-Board of the University (Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO)) leading the efforts for refining the I-strategy and the I-agenda of Maastricht University.

You can find a guide to my name here.

News

🆕 Dec/2020: Our paper on the interdisciplinary project involving Machine Learning in Arts (https://infinitygames.xyz/) is accepted at ICAART 2021! See pre-print here.

Nov/2020: 2 papers related to bias in NLP data to be presented at 2nd Workshop on Gender Bias in NLP and BNAIC/BENELEARN 2020

Nov/2020: Interested students can find thesis topic ideas under the relevant page. Hit me up for more info!