Marco received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. After several experiences in research and industry, he joined the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento, where he became associate professor. Marco then joined the Facebook AI Research team. He became an ICREA research professor, affiliated with the Linguistics Department of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, while maintaining a joint Facebook affiliation. Marco's work in the areas of multimodal and compositional distributed semantics has received widespread recognition, including a Google Research Award, an ERC Starting Grant, and the ICAI-JAIR Best Paper prize. His current research focuses on a better understanding of artificial neural networks, with a focus on what they can teach us about human language acquisition and processing.