Lucia Specia is Professor of Language Engineering and a member of the Natural Language Processing
group in the University of Sheffield. The main areas of her research are Machine Translation and Text Adaptation.
Before coming to Sheffield, she worked as senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (2009-2011), where she was a member of the Computational Linguistics
research group. She also worked as research engineer for the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group, at the Xerox Research Centre Europe
, in France (2008-2009).
She received a PhD from the University of São Paulo, Brazil and University of Sheffield, UK. She was supervised by Maria das Graças Volpe Nunes
and Mark Stevenson