SCILA’s academic supervisor
Since June 22, 2020, Professor Paolo Rosso has officially taken the responsibilities of SCILA’s academic supervisor. Paolo Rosso is a full professor at the department of Information Systems and Computation of Polytechnical university of Valencia, Spain, where he also heads Natural Language Engineering research group within Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technologies Research Centre (PRHLT).
Since early 2020, prof. Paolo Rosso has been involved in two SCILA’s projects – EthnoHate on ethnic hate speech prediction in social media texts and BeWell on the prediction of subjective well-being from OSN and smartphone usage data. As a well-known computer scientist, in his capacity of the academic supervisor of the laboratory for social and cognitive informatics, he is to strengthen the “informatics” component of the lab’s research. As the lab is headed by Olessia Koltsova who is a sociologist, it will now get a chance to become a truly interdisciplinary team with strong competencies both in social and computer sciences.