Universidad de Chile
Felipe Bravo-Marquez is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chile. He conducted his Ph.D. degree in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, where he also held a research fellow position for two years. He currently holds an Honorary Research Associate position with this group. Previously, he received two engineering degrees in the fields of computer science and industrial engineering, and a masters degree in computer science, all from the University of Chile. He worked for three years as a research engineer at Yahoo! Labs Latin America. His main areas of interest are natural language processing, machine learning, and information retrieval. He has been part of the program committees of important conferences in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, including EMNLP, NAACL, IJCAI, and ECAI.
He has co-organized two shared tasks on the automatic analysis of emotions in tweets. One of the tasks was made part of SemEval, the major event on which an NLP task can be hosted, and attracted about 200 participants from all over the world. He is the main developer and maintainer of the AffectiveTweets software, an open-source tool for analyzing emotions and sentiment of tweets.