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Felipe Paula


I am a natural language processing person with interests in cognitive modeling, machine learning, and psycholinguistics. Currently, an MSc student at Institute of Informatics - UFRGS (Brazil), advised by professor Aline Villavicencio. Looking for internships and Ph.D. positions. Downloadable resume here.


UFRGS - MSc Computer science (expected) December 2019

Subject: Computational models for Language Acquisition

UFRGS - BSc Computer science January 2018

Thesis: Identification of clinical conditions in verbal fluency tests [pdf in portuguese]


Undergraduate Researcher January 2016 - December 2016

  • Detection of neuropsychiatric diseases with natural language processing.

Undergraduate Researcher January 2015 - December 2015

  • Worked on lexical substitution task.

Intern in Apple Academy/BePID February 2015 - December 2015

  • Design and Development of iOS apps.
  • Developed from scratch mobile applications.

Undergraduate Researcher July 2012 - July 2014

  • Studied statistical physics, numerical methods, and data analysis
F Paula, R Wilkens, M Idiart, A Villavicencio, Similarity Measures for the Detection of Clinical Conditions with Verbal Fluency Tasks, NAACL 2018 [pdf]

F Paula, R Wilkens, M Idiart, A Villavicencio, Implicit and Explicit Information for Categorization, WiNLP2018@NAACL

F Paula, R Wilkens, M Idiart, A Villavicencio, Detecting clinical conditions with Distributional Semantic Models, WiNLP2017@ACL

R Wilkens, L Zilio, S. R Cordeiro, F Paula, C Ramisch, M Idiart, A Villavicencio, LexSubNC: a Dataset of Lexical Substitution for Nominal Compounds, IWCS 2017

R da Silva, MH Vainstein, S Gonçalves, F Paula, Anomalous diffusion in the evolution of soccer championship scores: Real data, mean-field analysis, and an agent-based model, Physical Review 2013