Direttore Tecnico Superiore della Polizia di Stato

Italian National Police


I am a forensic psychologist of the Italian National Police. I carried out criminal analysis for cases of homicide.

During the PhD, I applied NLP methods for deception detection. Afterwards I dealt with technological innovation for Open Source INTelligence at the Ministry of Interior.

From 2018 to 2022 I was on leave as attending a postdoc at the Bocconi Univeristy, where I applied Deep Learning methods for social sciences.

After the postdoc I came back to the Italian National Police, where I carry out activites implying the use of NLP methods for security.

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Learning
  • Computational Social Science
  • PhD in Cognitive and Brain Sciences - Language, Interaction and Computation, 2012

    Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC, University of Trento

  • II degree Master in Theories/Methods for Criminal Investigations - TEMInCri, 2006

    Sapienza - University of Rome

  • MSc in Psycology, 1998

    University of Bologna


Bocconi University
Jan 2018 – Mar 2021 Milan

Applying Deep Learning methods for Social Sciences

Dealing with geolocation, age and gender prediction, deception detection, bias

Chief Technical Director Psychologist
Italian Home Office - Department of Public Security
Jan 2013 – Mar 2018 Rome

Chief of the Technical Secretariat of the Committee for Innovation and Standardization of ICT Systems (ComISSIT).

Supporting the activities of research and technological innovation of the Department of Public Security

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC, University of Trento
Jan 2010 – Jan 2013 Trento

PhD in computational linguistics

Applying Machine Learning methods for deception detection in Court cases

Chief Technical Director Psychologist
Central Anticrime Directorate of Italian National Police
Jan 2003 – Jan 2013 Rome

Assigned to the Forensic Science Police Service

Performing criminal analysis through crime scene analysis, information analysis and behavioral analysis mainly on bloody murders and suspect deaths

Italian National Police Headquarters
Jul 1998 – Dec 2002 Turin, Bologna
Surveillance, patrol and public order


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(2021). BERTective: Language Models and Contextual Information for Deception Detection. Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

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(2020). "You Sound Just Like Your Father" Commercial Machine Translation Systems Include Stylistic Biases. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

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(2020). A Case for Soft Loss Functions. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing.

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(2020). Helpful or Hierarchical? Predicting the Communicative Strategies of Chat Participants, and their Impact on Success. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing: Findings.

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Data sets



DEception in COUrTs version 2012.

DeRev 2014

DeRev 2014

DEception in REViews version 2014.

DeRev 2018

DeRev 2018

DEception in REViews version 2018.