Fondazione Bruno Kessler
University of Trento

I am a PhD student at the University of Trento. I am also affiliated with the NLP Research Unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) under the supervision of Bernardo Magnini.

My research interest is in the area of dialogue systems. Currrently, I am working on Natural Language Understanding (NLU) tasks e.g. slot filling for task-oriented dialogue systems. I am interested to investigate methods to scale NLU models to other domains with limited or without labeled data. My other interests are semantic role labeling, frame semantic parsing, and natural language generation.


  • Internship at Amazon-Alexa AI as Applied Scientist Intern starting September 2020
  • One paper accepted at COLING 2020
  • One paper accepted at Workshop on Insights from Negative Results in NLP at EMNLP 2020
  • One paper accepted at PACLIC 2020
  • Invited to Google NLP Summit 2019 in Zurich
  • One paper accepted at SIGDIAL 2019


  • Samuel Louvan and Bernardo Magnini. Leveraging Non-Conversational Tasks for Low Resource Slot Filling: Does it help? SIGDIAL 2019 [pdf] [poster]
  • Samuel Louvan and Bernardo Magnini. From General to Specific : Leveraging Named Entity Recognition for Slot Filling in Conversational Language Understanding In the Fifth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics CLic-it 2018 [pdf]
  • Kemal Kurniawan and Samuel Louvan. Empirical Evaluation of Character-Based Model on Neural Named-EntityRecognition in Indonesian Conversational Texts. In the 4th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT) at EMNLP 2018 [pdf]
  • Samuel Louvan, Chetan Naik, Sadhana Kumaravel, Heeyoung Kwon, Niranjan Balasubramanian,and Peter Clark. Cross-Sentence Inference for Process Knowledge EMNLP 2016 [pdf] [poster]


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Trento/Fondazione Bruno Kessler (2018-now)
  • MSc in Computer Science, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook (2013-2016)
  • MSc in Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (2007-2009)
  • BEng in Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (2001-2005)

Work Experience

  • Part-time Researcher,, Jakarta, (Aug 2017- Dec 2017)
  • Junior Lecturer, Universitas Indonesia, (2010 - 2013, 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant, Stony Brook University, (Aug 2016 - Dec 2016)


  • ACL 2019 Student Volunteer
  • ACL 2018 Reviewer
  • Search-oriented Conversational AI (SCAI 2018) Travel Grant Award
  • LxMLS, Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School Scholarship 2018
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2013 - 2016
  • TU/e-Henk Bodt Scholarship, 2007-2009


  • I like to watch, re-watch, and over-analyze badminton matches. My favorite players are Taufik Hidayat and Kevin Sanjaya of Indonesia.
  • I like to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and have visited their outlets around the world.