Email: ronald.cardenas [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk


About me


I am a second-year PhD student at the CDT in NLP programme in the University of Edinburgh, working with [Shay B. Cohen] and [Matthias Galle]. Previously, I completed my master studies at the Language & Communication Technologies programme (LCT), and my bachelors at the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru.

I am mainly interested in natural language understanding and generation, and how cognitive models of text comprehension can help us design better machine readers. I also develop language tools for under-resourced languages, approaching the problem as language-independent / universal as possible.

Google Scholar: [here]
Resume: [pdf]

Experience


  • Research Intern

    Alexa Team
    Amazon Research Cambridge

    June 2019 - August 2019

  • Research Intern

    Information Sciences Institute
    University of Southern California

    May 2018 - August 2018

  • Visiting Researcher

    School of Informatics
    University of Edinburgh

    Jun 2017 - July 2017

  • Research Programmer

    Rural Telecommunications Research Lab
    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

    Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

  • Research Assistant

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Pennylvania State University

    Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

  • Research Assistant

    Research Institute of Mechanics and Software
    National University of Engineering, Peru

    Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

  • Student Representative

    Artificial Intelligence and Control Systems Research Lab
    National University of Engineering, Peru

    Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Artificial Intelligence and Control Systems Research Lab
    National University of Engineering, Peru

    Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

Education & Training


  • PhD Sep 2019 - to date

    CDT in NLP

    University of Edinburgh

  • M.Sc. Sep 2017 - June 2019

    Language and Comunication Technologies

    Charles University in Prague

    University of Malta

  • B.Sc. 2015

    Mechatronics Engineering

    National University of Engineering (Lima, Peru)

  • Attendee 2015

    Machine Learning Summer School

    Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

  • Attendee 2015

    Summer by Design: Peru

    ESAN University & Penn State U. (Lima, Peru)

  • Attendee 2014

    Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School

    Technological Institute of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Attendee 2013

    Competitive Programming Summer School

    Campinas State University (Sao Paulo, Brasil)