Meet our research team

Leading the psychological profiling & AI innovation

Our Research team consists of professionals with complementary backgrounds and skills working together towards common goals.
Check out our their biographies and their research papers.

Marc Franco Salvador

Marc Franco-Salvador

Director of Research

I’m Director of Research at Symanto, where I joined in 2016. In this role, I work with my team to provide our data analysis platform with novel solutions based on the latest techniques of natural language processing, machine and deep learning.

I have more than eight years of experience as a researcher in projects related to multilingual natural language processing and information retrieval. Those projects allowed me to acquire a strong background in machine and deep learning, data science, analytics, and mining.

I obtained my PhD in computer science in the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), where I also obtained my Engineer’s Degree in Computer Science and my Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Digital Image.

I am Senior Research Scientist at Symanto Research, leading and working on several projects that combine psychology and Artificial Intelligence. My current focus is on building reliable deep learning models for personality detection and natural language generation systems for personalized messaging.

Before joining Symanto, I was working as a post-doc research scientist at the University of Mannheim, on a large multidisciplinary project joining AI/NLP and social sciences.

Sanja Stajner

Sanja Štajner

Senior Research Scientist

Mara Chinea Rios

Mara Chinea-Rios

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist at Symanto since September 2018. Previously I have been member of Pattern Recognition and Human Language Technology (PRHLT) research center, where I worked on statistical machine translation task. I have obtained my PhD from Univeritat Politècnica de València for my work on advanced techniques of domain adaptation in machine translation. My long term research goal is to develop natural language processing techniques to build learning systems with little human supervision.

Machine learning, Deep learning and natural language processing

I am working as a Psycholinguist & Inhouse Consultant at Symanto. I am responsible for encoding psychological theories in machine-readable psycholinguistic models and supporting product and commercial departments for industry cases. I hold a PhD degree in Media Psychology from University of Tuebingen. Before joining Symanto, I was a Research Associate in the Knowledge Media Research Center (Tuebingen) working for the AFEL (Analytics for Everyday Learning) consortium funded by EU HORIZON 2020.

Seren Yenikent

Psycholinguist & Inhouse Consultant

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile

Junior Research Scientist

I am a Junior Research Scientist at Symanto Research since October 2018. Previously I have worked in the Bixby Team for Samsung, where I took care of the NLG module for Italian. I am an Erasmus Mundus Language and Communication Technology alumnus and I obtained a master in Linguistics from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and a master in Computer Science from the University of Malta (The Maltese Islands). I worked on detecting language variation using syntactic features and neural models.

Natural language processing and sociolinguistics

I am working as Psycholinguist & Inhouse Consultant at Symanto Research, where I am responsible for investigating on psychological models which we could apply onto our artificial intelligence. My focus is on the detection of personality through natural language.
I studied psychology and have a masters in industrial and organizational psychology

Luise Roessler

Luise Rößler

Psycholinguist & Inhouse Consultant


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