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 ISCTE-IUL Pedagogical Council (2017-2019), member of the Permanent Committee of the ISCTE-IUL Pedagogical Council (2015-2017), and member of the Pedagogical Committee of the ISTA School (2015-2017). He has 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 from 2011 to 2015. He is currently editorial co-chair of PROPOR 2020 and EAMT 2020, and web chair of the IPMU 2020. He was the handbook chair of the EMNLP 2015; Publication Chair of IberSPEECH 2016; co-chair of the PROPOR 2016 Student Workshop; co-chair of the demos session in PROPOR 2018; and co-chair of the Human-Human languages track of SLATE 2019. 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.