Giuseppe Carenini, Co-Director
“One of the most unique aspects of this program is that it is designed for students whose main expertise is not in CS and Stats, but rather in other fields like life sciences, healthcare, business, and journalism; after graduation our students will be ready to effectively work as data scientist in those domains.”
Joining the University of British Columbia’s Faculty in 2004, Giuseppe Carenini has been teaching artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing, for over 10 years. In his research, Giuseppe has focused on text summarization, information visualization, and decision support, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed publications and receiving two best-paper awards – one from the UMAP 2014 conference (premier user modeling conference ) and the other from the ACM-TiiS-14 journal (top journal on Intelligent Interfaces). Giuseppe's research has been applied by companies like Microsoft, IBM, Google and Yahoo to develop summarization techniques of product reviews, as well as of conversational data (e.g., emails and blog). Giuseppe is also currently collaborating with companies that aim to make data more useful in supporting complex decisions (Compass) and for public engagement (Metroquest).