Silvia holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from EPFL and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of York, UK. She has been a senior research fellow at Politecnico di Milano and later at the University of Trento, Italy, where she had the chance to work on Marie Curie and ERC projects relating to natural language processing. From 2012 to 2019, she was a Senior Manager and NLP expert at ELCA Informatique Switzerland, whose AI department she helped to create and expand. Silvia has joined the Swiss Data Science Center in 2019 as a Principal Data Scientist for industry collaborations with the aim of helping the industry benefit from the latest innovation in data science.