A b o u t

Gaël Dias is a Full Professor in Natural Language Processing at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Caen Normandie (France) and develops his research activities at the CNRS GREYC UMR 6072 Laboratory.

His research interests include (1) Lexical Semantics, (2) Information Digestion, (3) Web Accessibility for Visually Impaired People and (4) Multimodal NLP for Mental Health. In (1), his main studies focus on word meaning representation, multiword expression extraction, semantic relation identification and construction of lexical taxonomies. In (2), he is particularly interested in topic segmentation, extractive summarization, sentence simplification and ephemeral clustering. In (3), he develops haptic and concurrent speech interfaces for text skimming. In (4), he works on multimodal fusion, hybrid learning, transfer learning and digital phenotyping.

Gaël Dias received his PhD in Computer Science from the New University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Orléans (France) in 2002. In 2003, he started his academic career at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal) as Assistant Professor, where he founded the Centre of Human Language Technologies and Bioinformatics. In 2010, he received his HdR in Computer Science from the University of Orléans and moved to the University of Caen Normandie in 2011 to lead the Human Language Technology team of the CNRS GREYC UMR 6072 until 2016. He is currently co-Director of the GREYC, member of the Administration Council of the French Association for Artificial Intelligence and associate researcher at the Blood and Brain Institute.

Painting made by my father in 2009.

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