I'm a first year CS PhD student at Columbia University working in the Speech Lab. My advisor is Julia Hirschberg. Currently we are working on cross-language prosodic modeling and re-scoring lattice edges to improve ASR recognition. Both projects are being developed under IARPA Babel Project for Spoken keyword search for low-resource languages.
Born in Madrid in 1986. I studied Computer Science and Mathematics in Universidad Autonoma de Madrid from 2004 to 2009. After graduating I enrolled in a Master in Computer Science at UAM and interned in Telefonica Research at the same time. While in Telefonica I worked in the Data Mining and User Modeling group, focusing primarily on clustering algorithms for land use classification and prediction of users' socioeconomic level (and got mentioned in Forbes for it!). In 2010 I was awarded with a 'la Caixa' Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies in the USA. Since then, besides taking every course I could find on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, I have been busy doing research at the Speech Lab, where I've been working on Emotion Detection using Social Media Corpora.
I enjoy very much traveling (latest stops were LA, San Francisco and Beijing), movies (independent or commercial, I can't get enough), day-long walks around NY, hanging out with friends and lately (and against all odds!) running 10K on Riverside Park thanks to this miraculous app.