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Dr. Antonio P. Sanfilippo

Antonio Sanfilippo
Antonio P. Sanfilippo

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PO Box 999, MSIN: K7-22
Richland, Washington 99352
(509) 375-2677


Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo is Chief Scientist in the Computational and Statistical Analytics Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). His research focus is on Computational Linguistics, Content Analysis, Knowledge Technologies and Predictive Analytics with reference to Cognitive, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Bioinformatics.

During 2004 and 2005, Dr. Sanfilippo headed a multi‚Äźlaboratory consortium which led the establishment of the Motivation and Intent thrust area, an ongoing research program focused on violent intent modeling within the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He is currently leading a fouryear Laboratory Initiative on Technosocial Predictive Analytics at PNNL, and has recently been awarded a fiveyear grant from the National Health Institutes on pathway prediction in stroke pathobiology. Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Sanfilippo held positions as Director of Research Strategy and Planning at Textology Inc., Director of Text Mining at SRA International, and Director of Advanced Development at LingoMotors Inc., providing strategic vision, competitive intelligence and leading the development of new products. From May 1998 to August 2000, he served as a senior consultant for the Human Language Technologies Unit within the Information Society Directorate at the European Commission, overseeing international research consortia and organizing promotion, consultation and dissemination events. While at SHARP Laboratories of Europe from 1992 to 1998, he supervised linguistic development activities in the Information Technology group, led the development of new products in the area of Machine Translation and Information Management, and was principal investigator on several projects funded by the European Union. Prior to joining SHARP, Dr. Sanfilippo worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Cognitive Science (University of Edinburgh, UK) and the Computer Laboratory (University of Cambridge, UK), doing applied research in Computational Linguistics. Dr. Sanfilippo holds a Laurea degree in Foreign Modern Languages awarded cum laude from the University of Palermo in Italy, M.A. and M. Phil. degrees in Anthropological Linguistics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh (UK).

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