About

Hi! I’m Gonçalo, a Machine Learning/NLP PhD student in the DeepSPIN Project, an ERC-funded research project. I am an ELLIS PhD student (University of Lisbon and University of Amsterdam) supervised by André Martins (Lisbon), Vlad Niculae (UvA), and Wilker Aziz (UvA).

I did my MSc at The University of Edinburgh, having studied Artificial Intelligence. My Master’s thesis was advised by Frank Keller and was about using human attention as an additional supervision signal to improve the performance of a Visual Question Answering model.

My interests currently lie in the topics of latent variable models, and unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.