Lucia Specia

Lucia Specia is Professor of Natural Language Processing at Imperial College London (since 2018). Her research focuses on various aspects of data-driven approaches to language processing, with a particular interest in multimodal and multilingual context models and work at the intersection of language and vision. Her work can be applied to various tasks such as machine translation, image captioning, quality estimation and text adaptation. In the past she worked as Professor of Language Engineering at the University of Sheffield (2012-2018), Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (2010-2011), and research engineer at the Xerox Research Centre, France (2008-2009, now Naver Labs). She received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008.