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

  • 2020-2022: Learning from COVID-19: An AI-enabled evidence-driven framework for claim veracity assessment during pandemics
    EPSRC, co-investigator, £430,000
    Principal Investigator: Yulan He (University of Warwick)
    Collaborators: Rob Procter (University of Warwick), Maria Liakata (QMUL)
  • 2019-2022: Online Harm-Aware Recommender System
    Royal Society International Exchange, Principal Investigator, £12,000
    Collaborators: Daniela Godoy (UNICEN, Argentina)
  • 2019-2020: Hate Speech Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Exploring Bias on Hate Perception
    Facebook Research, co-investigator, £44,000
    Principal Investigator: Antonela Tommasel (UNICEN, Argentina)
    Collaborators: Aiqi Jiang (QMUL), Rabab Alkhalifa (QMUL), Daniela Godoy (UNICEN, Argentina)
  • 2019: Citizen participation and machine learning for a better democracy
    Nesta, co-investigator, £20,000
    Principal Investigators: Miguel Arana Catania (Madrid City Council), Rob Procter (University of Warwick)

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

  • 2020: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • 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

  Special Issues Guest Edited

Conference Chairing

Workshops Organised

  • OHARS 2020, the workshop on Online Misinformation- and Harm-Aware Recommender Systems at ACM RecSys 2020.
  • RDSM 2020, workshop on Rumours and Deception in Social Media at COLING 2020.
  • RumourEval 2019, a shared task on determining rumour veracity and support at SemEval 2019.
  • RDSM 2018, the workshop on Rumours and Deception in Social Media at CIKM 2018.
  • M-WePNaD 2017, a shared task on the disambiguation of person names on the multilingual Web at IberEval 2017.
  • RumourEval 2017, a shared task on determining rumour veracity and support at SemEval 2017.
  • SMnews 2016, the Social Media in the Newsroom workshop at ICWSM-16.
  • TweetMT 2015 at SEPLN 2015
  • TweetLID 2014 at SEPLN 2014.
  • Tweet-Norm 2013, the Tweet Normalization Workshop at SEPLN 2013.
  • RAMSS 2013, the Real-Time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams workshop at WWW 2013.
  • RAMSS 2012, the Real-Time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams workshop at ICWSM-12.

  PhD Examiner

  • TBD 2021: Abeer Aldayel.
    Supervisor: Walid Magdy, University of Edinburgh.
  • December 2020: Bilal Ghanem.
    Supervisor: Paolo Rosso, Technical University of Valencia.
  • November 2020: Ye Jiang.
    Supervisor: Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield.
  • June 2020: Aritz Bilbao.
    Supervisor: Aitor Almeida, University of Deusto.
  • February 2020: Javier Cuenca Ariza.
    Supervisors: Felix Larrinaga, Mondragon Unibertsitatea and Ed Curry, NUI Galway.
  • 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