November 2022.- In merit of his research work and the contributions made in the field of engineering, the DCC U. Chile academic and researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD), Felipe Bravo Márquez, was recognized with the “TWAS LACREP Young Scientists Award 2022”. This distinction was awarded to him by the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) through its headquarters for Latin America and the Caribbean, LACREP, which recognized him as the most outstanding young scientist in the region.
TWAS, is an organization founded in 1983 with headquarters in Italy, dedicated to promoting scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. In the case of the award given to Professor Felipe Bravo Márquez, TWAS recognized the quality and contributions of his academic work, mainly focused on natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The number of citations to his research papers, the organization of various initiatives and activities, including the semantic lexical change detection competition held at the beginning of this year, and the development of WEFE, a framework that allows measuring the bias in word inclusion models.
After receiving this recognition, Felipe Bravo, who is also a researcher at the National Center for Artificial Intelligence (CENIA), stated that “it is very valuable. TWAS is a very important scientific academy for developing countries with support from UNESCO”. He also commented that within the initiatives that he is currently promoting, he recently applied for a FONDEF project, in which he would assume the role of director and “which addresses the development of an Open Source software called DashAI, which will allow non-programmer users to approach to artificial intelligence. We applied together with Claudia López (UTFSM), Iván Sipirán (UChile) and Andrés Carvallo (CENIA)”, he concluded.
Source: Communications DCC U. Chile