I'm a Senior Researcher at Priberam Labs and an Invited Assistant Professor at Técnico Lisboa. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (focused on Machine Learning and NLP).
I'm also a 🍳 cooking enthusiast, a 🐶 dog person,
and a 🤓 comicbook/movie/videogame nerd.
I am currently a Senior Researcher at Priberam Labs in Lisbon and and Invited Assistant Professor at Técnico Lisboa.
I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis in June 2022, with Distinction and Honour, the highest honours given by my university. I was an ELLIS Ph.D. candidate (University of Lisbon and University of Amsterdam) supervised by André Martins (Lisbon), Vlad Niculae (Amsterdam), and Wilker Aziz (Amsterdam). My PhD was funded by the ERC DeepSPIN Project.
During my Ph.D., we have published several papers in top-tier venues (e.g. NeurIPS).
I did my MSc at The University of Edinburgh, where I studied Artificial Intelligence. My Master's thesis was advised by Frank Keller and was about using human attention as an additional supervision signal to improve the performance of a Visual Question Answering model.
I've been reviewer of several conferences over the years: ACL, EMNLP, NeurIPS, among others.
goncalommac (at) gmail (dot) com