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Antonio P. Sanfilippo

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Antonio P. Sanfilippo

Antonio Sanfilippo is Chief Scientist in the Computational and Statistical Analytics Division of the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focus is on computational linguistics, content analysis, knowledge technologies, and predictive analytics with reference to cognitive, social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences.

At PNNL, Antonio currently is leading a multi-year initiative on Technosocial Predictive Analytics at PNNL and a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health on pathway prediction in stroke pathobiology. He also is co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation project on Visual and Predictive Analytics Approach to Science and Innovation Policy.

Education: M.A. and M.Phil. Anthropological Linguistics from Columbia University; Ph.D. Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

History: Prior to joining PNNL, Sanfilippo held positions as Director of Research Strategy and Planning at Textology Inc., Director of Text Mining at SRA International, and Director of Advanced Development at LingoMotors Inc., providing strategic vision, competitive intelligence and leading the development of new products. From May 1998 to August 2000, he served as a senior consultant for the Human Language Technologies Unit within the Information Society Directorate at the European Commission, overseeing international research consortia and organizing promotion, consultation and dissemination events.

While at SHARP Laboratories of Europe, from 1992 to 1998, he supervised linguistic development activities in the Information Technology group, led the development of new products in the area of Machine Translation and Information Management, and was principal investigator on several projects funded by the European Union. Prior to joining SHARP, Dr. Sanfilippo was a Research Associate at the Centre for Cognitive Science (University of Edinburgh, UK) and the Computer Laboratory (University of Cambridge, UK), doing applied research in Computational Linguistics.

Recognition: PNNL's Laboratory Directors Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, 2008.

Professional Societies: Co-principal Investigator for a Visual and Predictive Analytics Approach to Science and Innovation Policy project at the National Science Foundation.

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