Nilo is Research Assistant in Corpus-Based Digital Humanities within the Living with Machines project. He holds a BA in Russian and English from the University of Pavia (Italy) and an MSt in Slavonic Studies (Serbian and early Slavic) from the University of Oxford, where he is currently undertaking his DPhil in Linguistics. He specialises in corpus linguistics and the syntax-semantics interface, focussing on the computational modelling and statistical analysis of historical Indo-European languages.

He has taught General Linguistics at the University of Oxford and Digital Humanities at King’s College London. He is also Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Open Humanities Data and Fellow at RROx, the Oxford network of the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN). 

Research interests

At the Turing, key aspects of Nilo’s work include: developing methods to query historical newspaper corpora at scale; tracking and analysing linguistic phenomena; implementing natural language processing and other computational methods to translate insights from data into methodological and historical insights.