Elena Musi is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Artificial Intelligence and Communication at the University of Liverpool and program director of the MSc in Data Science and Communication. Her expertise lies at the interface between Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies and Artificial Intelligence with a focus on Argumentation Mining and Computational Rhetoric. Before joining the University of Liverpool, Elena worked as the Language Engineer for Alexa in Italian in the Amazon Alexa Applied Modelling and Data Science team (Cambridge, Mass.). She arrived to Amazon Alexa after having completed a Ph.D in Linguistics and Argumentation at the Università della Svizzera italiana and having been a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia University.
Bridging her academic research and her industry experience, Elena’s current research interweaves Artificial Intelligence and Communication Sciences with the broad aim of tracing back in a critical perspective debate about new technologies and their global impact, with particular focus on (mis)information and human-computer interaction.
She has been PI on a series of research projects among which the UKRI ESRC funded project “Being Alone Together: Developing Fake News Immunity” (https://fakenewsimmunity.liverpool.ac.uk/).