|Luz Rello: "How people with dyslexia read and what could HCI and NLP do about it?"|
Fecha: martes 25 de junio de 2013
Lugar de celebración: Sala "Florentino Sanz", Facultad de Educación, UNED
In this seminar I will explain the work done so far for my doctoral thesis which focuses on the development of tools to support people with dyslexia using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).
First, I will motivate the problem presenting some results that estimate the presence of dyslexia in the Web and in social media.
This research is part of my PhD thesis that is being co-supervised by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Horacio Saggion.
Luz Rello completed her Linguistics degree at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2008), where she obtained the best degree grade. She was awarded with a fellowship from "La Caixa" to perform her master's degree on Natural Language Processing. Over her PhD she also received several grants, " Google Anita Borg Scholar" and " Santander JPI Premium Scholar", among others. Just a few days ago, she has obtained the European Young Researchers Award 2013.
Her research about different subjects has been recognized in several science competitions, such as the VI Certamen Arquímedes de Investigación Universitaria (2007), MAVIR (2010), Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards (2012) or The Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge (2013).
She is currently an invited expert in the Research and Development Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). She has actively participated in the development of several applications that help dyslexic people and have more than 10.000 downloads in total.
Lugar de celebraciónSala "Florentino Sanz" (primera planta)Facultad de Educación, UNEDc/ Juan del Rosal, 14Ciudad Universitaria28040 Madrid