From 2005 to 2015 I worked in various commercial projects at the software industry (with the exception of the year 2013 when I moved away from computers to work in the public administration).

After having received a six-year degree in Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires in 2012, I returned in 2014 to the academic world as an assistant professor of the Operating Systems course. A year later, I decided to focus entirely on research and started my PhD at the University of Buenos Aires with a scolarship from CONICET (the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina).

My two main areas of interest are artificial inteligence and neuroscience, particularly probabilistic programming and it's application to learning. That's why I'm part of the Integrative Neuroscience Lab and the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab.

Education

2015-2020
PhD in Computer Science. University of Buenos Aires.
With a scolarship from CONICET (the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina)
Doctoral advisors: Mariano Sigman and Santiago Figueria
2005-2012
Six-year degree in Computer Science. University of Buenos Aires.
Thesis: Random genaration in humans: a computational model
2002
First Certificate in English. University of Cambridge.
FSOL Examination

Teaching

2017-Present
Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Operating Systems.
Department of Computer Science, FCEyN, University of Buenos Aires.
2014-2017
Adjunct Lecturer at Operating Systems.
Department of Computer Science, FCEyN, University of Buenos Aires.
2007-2012
Volunteer, Professor and Director. Computer Literacy project for vulnerable neighborhoods.
Funded by University of Buenos Aires.

Research

Labs

Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab

The AAIL is an interdisciplinary environment, which combines different aspects from Computational Neuroscience, as complexity and randomness perception in humans, computational linguistics, data mining in big text corpus and source code, interactive dialogue systems, speech recognition and real-time analysis of brain signals.


Integrative Neuroscience Lab

The INL is an interdisciplinary group integrated by physicists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, educational and biotechnology scientists, linguists, mathematicians, artists and computer scientists.

The group has wide interests in neuroscience and experimental psychology. Over the last years we developed an empirical and theoretical approach to decision making, with special focus on the assemblage of unitary decisions into mental programs and understanding the construction of confidence and subjective beliefs. Many aspects of our investigation rely on data mining and computational tools on massive corpus of human behavior (text, decision making...). Several members of the group have over the last years developed lines of research to understand how current knowledge of the brain and the mind may serve to improve educational practice. Many of the projects conducted are developed at schools throughout the country and these investigations on cognitive development are being extended to hundreds of thousands of children through the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) framework.

Publications
2017
(under review) S. Romano, A. Salles, M. Amalric, S. Dehaene, M. Sigman y S. Figueira. Bayesian selection of grammar productions for the language of thought
2013
S. Romano, M. Sigman y S. Figueira. LT2C2: A Language of Thought with Turing-Computable Kolmogorov Complexity. Papers in Physics. Vol. 5
Projects
2012-2015
Applications of the Theory of Algorithmic Randomness – GLyC - Logic, Language and Computability Research Group, Department of Computer Science, FCEyN, University of Buenos Aires. Funding: University of Buenos Aires (UBACyT 20020110100025). Role: Student.
2011-2014
Applications of the Theory of Algorithmic Randomness – GLyC - Logic, Language and Computability Research Group, Department of Computer Science, FCEyN, University of Buenos Aires. Funding: SECyT-Argentinean Secretariat for Science and Technology (PICT-2011-0365). Role: Student.
2004-2005
Robot Soccer (Simurosot - FIRA). Center for Advanced Studies in Information Technology (CAETI). Interamerican Open University (UAI). Role: Student

Industry

Stella & Dot
2014-2015

Stella & Dot

Sr. Ruby on Rails Developer and Architect

AFSCA
2012-2014

Federal Authority for Audiovisual and Communication Services

Coordination of the southern suburbs region of Buenos Aires

Assembla
2007-2012

Assembla

Managing Director

InSite
2006-2007

Insite LA

Ruby Developer

Electronic Data Systems
2005-2006