Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008-2011: PhD in Computer Science, UNED [Best PhD Award].
  • 2006-2008: MSc in Language Technologies on the Web, UNED.
  • 2000-2005: MEng in Computer Science and Information Engineering, Mondragon Unibertsitatea.

Current Positions

Past Employment


  • English: Full professional proficiency.
  • Basque: Native (mother tongue).
  • Spanish: Native.
  • Catalan: Professional working proficiency.

Research Grants

  • 2019-2021: Online Harm-Aware Recommender System, Royal Society International Exchange, PI, £12,000
  • 2019-2020: Hate Speech Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Exploring Bias on Hate Perception, Facebook Research, co-I, £44,000

Research Projects Involved In (As a postdoc or PhD student)

  • 2017: PETRAS, Internet of Things Research Hub, funded by EPSRC.
  • 2017: Language sensing study for dementia monitoring and diagnosis.
  • 2014-2017: PHEME, Computing Veracity, the 4th Challenge of Big Data. Funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program.
  • 2015: Developing a Flood Memory App: Sustainable Social Informatics for Flood Risk and Resilience. Funded by ESRC.
  • 2013-2014: Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR). Funded by Enterprise Ireland.
  • 2012-2013: Army Research Lab’s INARC (Information Network Academic Research Center). Funded by the US Army Research Lab.
  • 2012-2013: DARPA BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation). Funded by DARPA.
  • 2011: Holopedia: The Automatic Encyclopedia of People and Organizations. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • 2010-2011: OPENMT-2: Hybrid Machine Translation and advanced evaluation. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • 2008-2011: MAVIR/MA2VICMR: Mejorando el Acceso, el Análisis y la Visibilidad de la Información y los Contenidos Multilingüe y Multimedia en Red para la Comunidad de Madrid. Funded by the Regional Government of Madrid.
  • 2008-2010: QEAVis: Quantitative Evaluation of Academic Websites’ Visibility. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

  • 2019: Best reviewer award at ICWSM 2019.
  • 2017: Best paper award at CHI 2017.
  • 2012: Best PhD award, UNED.
  • 2011: Scholarship to attend Wikimania 2011, Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 2009: Scholarship to attend ACM DocEng 2009, ACM SIGWeb.
  • 2009: Scholarship to attend Wikimania 2009, Wikimedia Foundation.
  • 2009: Scholarship to attend the TrebleClef Summer School on Multilingual Information Access, TrebleCLEF.
  • 2008-2011: Research Fellowship at the NLP&IR Group of the UNED University, Region of Madrid.

Community Service

  Editorial Board Membership


  PhD Examiner

  • February 2020: Javier Cuenca Ariza.
    Supervisors: Felix Larrinaga and Ed Curry.
  • June 2019: Claudia Orellana-Rodriguez.
    Supervisor: Mark Keane. University College Dublin.
  • July 2017: Zuhaitz Beloki.
    Supervisors: Aitor Soroa and Xabier Artola. University of the Basque Country.
  • July 2017: Xabier Saralegi.
    Supervisors: Eneko Agirre and Iñaki Alegria. University of the Basque Country.
  • February 2017: Ander Barrena.
    Supervisors: Eneko Agirre and Aitor Soroa. University of the Basque Country.
  • December 2016: André Sabino.
    Supervisor: Armanda Rodrigues. Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • October 2016: Alain Perez.
    Supervisors: Felix Larrinaga and Juan Ignacio Igartua. Mondragon Unibertsitatea.
  • May 2015: Ander Intxaurrondo.
    Supervisors: Eneko Agirre and Oier Lopez de Lacalle. University of the Basque Country.

  Program Committee Membership


See section Publications