Lucia Specia

Dr. Lucia Specia is Professor of Language Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on various aspects of data-driven approaches to multilingual language processing, with a particular interest in multimodal context models for language grounding, with applications to Machine Translation, Quality Estimation and Text Adaptation. She is the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant on Multimodal Machine Translation (2016-2021) and is involved in other funded research projects on Machine Translation (QT21 21 and CRACKER) and Text Adaptation (SIMPATICO). Before joining the University of Sheffield in 2012, she was Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, UK (2010-2011), and research engineer at the Xerox Research Centre, France (2008-2009). She received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008. She has published over 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

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