Stefano Bertolo

Stefano Bertolo

Scientific Project Officer, European Commission DG CONNECT/G3

Information Technology and Services

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Stefano Bertolo's Overview


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Stefano Bertolo's Summary

Strong scientific research background (Rutgers Ph.D. + MIT postdoc + international publications). Worked as software developer in Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. Presently scientific project officer with the European Commission.


Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Software Engineering, Cognitive Science, Grant Proposal Writing, Project Management, Presentation and Reporting.

Stefano Bertolo's Experience

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

October 2004Present (10 years 1 month) Luxembourg

Managing research projects within the European Commission's 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 Programmes in the field of Data Management/Analytics. Contributing to the definition of future R&D funding programs.

Providing technical input on the design of the European Commission's knowledge infrastructure, including the design and specifications of its data portals.

Member of the Technical Staff

Cycorp, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

October 1998September 2004 (6 years)

Applying research results in Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science to the task of improving Cyc,the largest common sense knowledge base then in existence. Identifying funding opportunities, writing grants, managing the resulting projects often in collaborations with other research labs (e.g. IBM, Stanford, Xerox PARC).

Post Doctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 1995June 1998 (2 years 10 months)

Research in human language learning: defined mathematical models, established several theorems, built computational implementations, published several papers on international peer-reviewed publications, presented at international conferences, published a book with Cambridge University Press: "Language Acquisition and Learnability".

Stefano Bertolo's Projects

Stefano Bertolo's Courses

  • Ph.D., Philosophy/Cognitive Science

    Rutgers University

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Formal Natural Language Semantics
    • Machine Learning
    • Logic

Stefano Bertolo's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • house building, Austin TX

      Habitat for Humanity International
      • Poverty Alleviation
      April 2000 October 2002 (2 years 7 months)

      Help build the affordable housing complex at Circulo de Amistad in Austin, TX. Mostly did drywall panelling.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Economic Empowerment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Zidisha Inc.

Stefano Bertolo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Semantic Web
  2. Cognitive Science
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. EU funding
  5. Linked Data
  6. Ontology Engineering
  7. Grant Writing
  8. Ontologies
  9. Knowledge Representation
  10. Semantic Technologies
  11. Natural Language Processing
  12. OWL
  13. Knowledge Management
  14. Project Management
  15. Software Engineering
  16. Computer Science
  17. Machine Learning
  18. RDF
  19. Information Retrieval
  20. Semantics
  21. Software Development
  22. Linguistics
  23. International Relations
  24. Computational Linguistics
  25. Information Extraction
  26. Algorithms
  27. Big Data
  28. Data Mining
  29. Text Mining
  30. European Union
  31. Proposal Writing
  32. Program Management
  33. Metadata
  34. Strategy
  35. Pattern Recognition
  36. Philosophy

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Stefano Bertolo's Publications

  • Language Acquisition and Learnability

    • Cambridge University Press
    • May 21, 2001
    Authors: Stefano Bertolo, Robin Clark, Martin Atkinson, William Sakas, Janet Fodor, Ian Roberts

    Language Acquisition and Learnability is an accessible introduction to learnability theory and its interactions with linguistic theories. Working within the Principles and Parameters framework, the book surveys general concepts from formal learning theory and complexity theory, together with important findings from developmental psycholinguistics, historical linguistics and language processing. Fully integrated, and complete with a large number of exercises to test readers on their understanding of the material, this book will become essential reading for students and researchers in linguistic theory.

Stefano Bertolo's Languages

  • Italian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Chinese

    (Elementary proficiency)

Stefano Bertolo's Education

Rutgers University

Ph.D., Philosophy/Cognitive Science

September 1989June 1995

Dissertation: "Learnability Properties of Parametric Models for Natural Language Acquisition".

Activities and Societies: Teaching Assistant: student evaluations consistently above the department's average.

Scuola Normale Superiore

no degree, Philosophy


I took a broad range of courses in (History of) Philosophy, completing a 200+ page dissertation on Aristotle's theory of categories, which required reading Aristotle and his commentators in the original Greek, Latin and thousands of pages of secondary literature in German, English, French.

Activities and Societies: Graduate studies in Logic.

Scuola Normale Superiore

Diploma, Philosophy


Each year I prepared a mini-dissertation various aspects of Aristotle's philosophy. Attended various seminars in the History of Philosophy and took the required language courses (German, French).

University of Pisa

Laurea, Philosophy

November 1984October 1988

Dissertation: "La teoria della predicazione in Aristotele"
110/110 cum laude.

Scuola Normale Superiore

Diploma, Philosophy


In 1984-86 I was my year's student representative at the 'Classe di Lettere' board. In 1986-87 I was one of two student representatives at the 'Consiglio Direttivo' (governing board) of the entire Scuola Normale.

Activities and Societies: Student representative in 1985-1987

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