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  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  • 13.06.2013, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Dissertation: Philosophical assumptions and research procedures in cognitive and generative linguistics. Comparative analysis within the Idealization Theory of Science
  • Supervisor: Prof. Krzysztof Łastowski. Institute of Philosophy, Department of Epistemology and Cognitive Sciences


  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  • 18.06.2008, MA in Philosophy
  • Thesis: The meaning of utterance as a cognitive complex. An attempt at synthesis based on cognitive linguistics
  • Supervisor: Prof. Andrzej Klawiter Institute of Philosophy, Department of Epistemology and Cognitive Sciences


Principal Ivestigator of grants and research projects

2021 – 2023 ComPathos: PI of the NCN project

• Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Project 'ComPathos: towards a new model of pathos for computational rhetoric” funded by National Science Centre (2020/39/D/HS1/00488).

• Modeling the role of pathos in argumentation using the methods of computational linguistics and psycholinguistics.

2017-2019 SENTIMENTI: Research manager of the NCBiR project

• W3A.PL Sp. z o.o. The project „Sentimenti – an analyzer of emotions in the written word” funded by National Center for Research and Development (POIR.01.01.01-00- 047 2/16-00).

• Development of algorithms recognizing emotional valence and sentiment in written language for commercial applications.

Participation in grants and research projects

2022 – 2025 iTRUST: Co-Investigator

• Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology, New Ethos Laboratory, head: prof. Katarzyna Budzyńska. The project „iTRUST: Interventions against polarisation in society for TRUSTworthy social media: From diagnosis to therapy” funded by the CHIST-ERA consortium.

• Analysis of emotional valence and pathos references in polarized social media debates.

2022 – 2025 AMoRe: Co-Investigator

• Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology, New Ethos Laboratory. The project „AMoRe: An Argumentative Model of Rephrase: Pragmatic and Rhetorical Approach”, PI prof. Marcin Koszowy, funded by National Science Centre, Opus LAP.

• The role of pathos in argumentation structures and rephrases in large collections of natural language debates.

2020 ChatBot Fido: Co-Investigator

• Faculty of Psychology and Law of the SWPS University. Project: „Chatbot as an automated tool to support psychotherapy and psychological help and promote mental health”, PI: prof. Jarosław Michałowski, funded by: POIR Ministry of Science and Higher Education (012/RID/2018/19)

• Development of training data for algorithms recognizing psychological biases in natural language dialogue.

2015 – 2016 ArgAn: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  • Centre for Argument Technology, University of Dundee, 2015 – 2016.
  • Project “Argument Analytics (ArgAn)”, PI: dr Katarzyna Budzynska, funded by Innovate UK. R&D project in cooperation with tech start-up Juralio Ltd (Project lead: Graeme Johnston).
  • Automated extraction of argumentative-dialogical structures from natural language interaction.
  • Argument annotation and representation (Online Visualization of Arguments).
  • Argument Mining (lexical and statistical approach, machine learning).
  • Python NLTK for Argument Mining, Java ONLP implementations.

2012-2014 MultiMet: Research Assistant

  • Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2012-2014.
  • Project “Multimodal expressions of conceptual metaphors vs. coherence and synchrony of communicative behavior in dialogue (MultiMet)”, PI: dr Konrad Juszczyk, funded by Polish National Science Center.
  • Lexical and gestural analysis of dialogical interactions in career coaching sessions.
  • Organization of psycholinguistic research with human subjects (covering legal, ethical and practical issues).
  • Spoken corpora transcription and compilation.

2010 – 2012 EmBeR: Research Assistant

  • Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2010 – 2012.
  • Project “Emotion, Belief, Reason (EmBeR)”, PI: Prof. Małgorzata Fabiszak.
  • Corpus-based analysis of mental verbs in Polish and English.
  • Language corpora compilation, annotation and analysis, statistics with R.


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