Dr Aldo Lipani

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Conversational Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Fairness & Explainability


Dr Aldo Lipani is a Prof. (Assoc.) in Machine Learning at the University College London (UCL). He is a member of the SpaceTimeLab and the Web Intelligence Group. Under Dr Lipani’s leadership, his research group is dedicated to studying Large Language Models and their effective integration into Conversational Systems. Previously, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at UCL. He earned a PhD in Computer Science from TU Wien (Austria), focusing on biases in Information Retrieval Models and Evaluation. He has conducted further studies at renowned institutions, including the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), Microsoft Research Cambridge, University of Glasgow, University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo.

Grant & Awards

  • 2021
    Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge
  • 2018
    NVIDIA GPU Grant Program - Titan V
  • December 2017
    1st Place Microsoft One Week 2017 Hackathon Winner
  • December 2016
    ACM SIGIR ambassador for the 50th anniversary of the ACM Turing Award
  • April 2016
    Keystone STSM Grant (University of Amsterdam)
    To visit Dr. Kanoulas Evangelos, active researchers in the Information Retrieval evaluation topic at the University of Amsterdam. Short term scientific mission granted by the COST Action IC1302 (Keystone).
  • February 2016
    ESF Exchange Grant (University of Glasgow)
    To visit Dr. Leif Azzopardi's group, pioneers and active researchers on the retrievability topic at the University of Glasgow.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2014-2018

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    TU Wien

  • MSc. 2010-2012

    Master in Computer Engineering

    University of Bologna

  • BSc. 2007-2010

    Bachelor in Computer Engineering

    University of Catania

  • H.S. 2002-2007

    Computer Expert

    ITIS ``Ettore Majorana`` of Piazza Armerina

Work Experience

  • Present2023

    Professor (Associate) in Machine Learning

    University College London (UCL)

  • 20232019

    Professor (Assistant) in Machine Learning

    University College London (UCL)

  • 20222020

    Senior Machine Learning Researcher

    Vector AI

  • 20192018

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    University College London (UCL)

  • 20182014

    Project Assistant

    TU Wien

  • 08/201706/2017

    Visiting Researcher

    Microsoft Research Cambridge UK

  • 07/201705/2017

    Visiting Researcher

    National Institute of Standard & Technology

  • 09/201607/2016

    Research Intern

    Microsoft Research Cambridge UK

  • 4/20164/2016

    Visiting Researcher

    University of Amsterdam

  • 2/20162/2016

    Visiting Researcher

    University of Glasgow

  • 5/20152/2015

    Research Intern

    National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo)

  • 20142013

    Computer Engineer

    IKARUS Security Software GmbH