I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. I received my PhD degree from the University of Trento, Italy in spring 2016. My PhD research focused on extracting temporal and causal relations between events from natural language texts, as part of the NewsReader project, with the ultimate goal of the automatic creation of event timelines from large volumes of news texts. My current research interests include causation and common sense knowledge harvesting, emotional aspect of relation extraction and the semantics of numbers in natural language texts. This particular interest in computational linguistics is motivated by my background in computer science and passion about human language.