Franco Salvetti

It requires a very unusual mind
to undertake
the analysis of the obvious.


Dr. Franco Salvetti
Microsoft Inc.
835 Market Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA
94103, United States

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Dr. Franco Salvetti
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO
80309, United States

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Dr. Franco Salvetti is the Principal Software Engineer managing the Reference Answer team at Bing (previously Natural Language Scientist at Powerset now acquired by Microsoft). He reports directly to Bing chief scientist, Dr. Jan Pedersen, and with his team he is responsible for various user facing features at Bing. His responsibility, beside people mangament, spans across science, engineering, businness and product regading aspects related to Web Search Technologies (e.g., Mapz, Factz and Instant Answers), and Human-Computer Interaction. Previously as a research scientist at UmbriaListens Inc. (acquaried by J.D. Power) he worked on projects involving Information Extraction, Sentiment Analysis, Text Analysis and Graph Theory. Prior to this, he worked for Google in the area of Relation Extraction, IBM Research on a project about Social Network Analysis, Bioserve Space Technology and various start-up companies in Italy. Salvetti earned his first Masters (summa cum laude) in Computer Science at the University of Milan (Italy), and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA). He got his PhD working with Prof. James H. Martin at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a thesis on automatic deception detection in text which was supervised by Dr. Peter Norvig (director of research at Google) and Prof. Dan Jurafsky (Stanford). Salvetti frequently publishes within different scientific areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, the Semantic Web, Chaos Theory, and Social Network Analysis. Dr. Salvetti has also filed 12 US and International patent applications for novel methods applied to web search. He has been invited by HP Labs Palo Alto to present his work about the Semantic Web, and by the Association of Computational Linguistics to present his work on Sentiment Analysis. Salvetti continues to be involved in professional associations such as American Association for Artificial Intelligence and Association for Computational Linguistics and he has been serving in the program committee of numerous international conferences.

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