Fernando Batista received his PhD (2011) in Computer Science and Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He is currently a lecturer at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, and a researcher at INESC-ID, Lisbon. He was President of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL (2017-2019), member of the Permanent Committee of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL (2015-2017), and member of the Pedagogical Committee of the ISTA School (2015-2017). He participated in several European and National projects, and coordinated the INESC-ID team in the SpeDial project (2014-2015). His current research focuses on spoken and written Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Text Mining for social media. He was member of the organisation team of the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School (LXMLS) in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020; and was also member of the LxMLS technical staff between 2011 and 2015. He was the editorial co-chair of PROPOR 2020, editorial chair of EAMT 2020, web chair of the IPMU 2020, co-chair of the Human-Human languages track of SLATE 2019, co-chair of the demos session in PROPOR 2018, publication chair of IberSPEECH 2016, co-chair of the PROPOR 2016 Student Workshop, publication chair of IberSPEECH 2016, co-chair of the PROPOR 2016 Student Workshop, and handbook chair of EMNLP 2015. He was member of the Program Committee of several national and international conferences. He is Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the ISCA Speech.