Hi! My name is Flavia Salutari, I was born in the middle of the 90s in L’Aquila, a lovely but unlucky town in Central Italy.
It was in 2012 that I set out on a thrilling quest into the captivating realm of computer science and TLC engineering, chasing algorithms like treasure and debugging code like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.
As the years unfolded, I found myself marveling at the wonders of technology and, in 2018, I took a leap of faith into the captivating world of academia, pursuing a Ph.D. with dreams of learning a lot and making a difference.
After 3 years of dedicated effort and countless late-night coding and writing sessions, I finally defended my thesis and obtained my much desired Ph.D..
Along the way, life had a charming twist in store for me and I found myself drawn to a different path. So, with gratitude for the enriching academic journey, I now embrace a fresh chapter in the banking world, where numbers and code meet in a symphony of wit and financial acumen.
I have a strong intersciplinary background, and my curiosity has led me to the captivating intersections of Computer and Data Science,where I find joy in exploring their applications in various domains, particularly those that contribute to sustainability and positive societal impact.
In recent years, I have been working on NLP and and gravitated towards ethical AI as my focused path. Specifically, I focused on the measurement and analysis of linguistic bias embedded in transformer-based language models, e.g. BERT, RoBERTa, GPT-2, etc.
During my PhD journey, I had the honor of collaborating with the Wikimedia Foundation, working with human-labeled data from real browsing measurements to study users’ performance perception on Wikipedia pages. Within this context, I delved into the analysis and prediction of Quality of Experience (QoE) of Web users, a multifaceted topic spanning computer networks, social psychology, cognitive science, and economics.
Why did I feel this urge to start writing a blog? The answer lies probably in the fact that blogging is a common need for academics. In the blog section of this site you may find posts related to different topics. I no longer have time to keep this site updated as I would have liked but I hope you will enjoy anyway my old content.