Roberto Navigli is Professor of Computer Science at the Sapienza University of Rome, where he leads the Sapienza NLP Group . He is one of the few researchers to have received two prestigious ERC grants in computer science, namely an ERC Starting Grant on multilingual word sense disambiguation (2011-2016) and an ERC Consolidator Grant on multilingual language- and syntax-independent open-text unified representations (2017-2022). In 2015 he received the META prize for groundbreaking work in overcoming language barriers with BabelNet , a project also highlighted in The Guardian and Time magazine , and winner of the Artificial Intelligence Journal prominent paper award 2017. He is the co-founder of Babelscape , a successful Sapienza startup company which enables Natural Language Understanding in dozens of languages. He is a Program Chair of ACL-IJCNLP 2021.