I received my master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering (full marks and honours) from the University of Trento, Italy in 2011. I then joined the SHINE research group (led by Prof. Maurizio Omologo) of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), contributing to some projects on distant-talking speech recognition in noisy and reverberant environments, such as DIRHA and DOMHOS.
In 2013 I was visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (University of California, Berkeley) working on deep neural networks for large-vocabulary speech recognition in the context of the IARPA BABEL project (led by Prof. Nelson Morgan).
I also cooperated with the Audio and Multimedia Research Group of ICSI contributing to the IARPA Aladdin Project.I received my PhD (with cum laude distinction) in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento in December 2017. During my PhD I worked on “deep learning for distant speech recognition”, with a particular focus on recurrent and cooperative neural networks. In the context of my PhD I recently spent 6 months in the MILA lab led by Prof. Yoshua Bengio.
I’m currently a post-doc researcher at the University of Montreal, working on deep learning for speech recognition in the MILA Lab.