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.

Feel free to delve deeper into my story through my cv (that can as well be downloaded in its more compact version as a pdf) for a more in-depth adventure!

My research

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.

For further details, you can explore my publications and technical reports in the publication section of this website or visit my Google Scholar.

The blog

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.