I am a Post Doctoral Researcher at Insight, Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway, working in the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP). I received my PhD in Computer Science in 2013 with a thesis on constructing and applying topical hierarchies to Expertise Mining, under the supervision of Paul Buitelaar.
In 2009 I obtained my Masters degree from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, under the supervision of Tudor Groza, Siegfried Handschuh and Stefan Trausan-Matu. In my master’s thesis I addressed the extraction of claims from scientific publications, making use of the Rhetorical Structure Theory and the rhetorical ontology from Semantically Annotated LATEX (SALT). Previously, I worked as a developer and as a software engineer at Gemini Sols, Bucharest and at Siemens, Vienna. In 2006 I finished my studies of Computer Science at the Technical University, Cluj-Napoca with a Bachelor of Engineering.
I am interested in term extraction, taxonomy construction, ontology learning and population, and domain adaptation of NLP applications. I am one of the main contributors of Saffron, a system that gives an overview of research topics and knowledgeable people in different research areas.