About Me

Hi, I'm Fred. I am a PhD candidate at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP). In parallel, I am currently working as a Data Scientist at Zortify, a startup developing NLP-based Human Experience Management tools. My research is focused on multilingual language models and cross-lingual NLP, with a focus on low-resource languages and parameter-efficient methods.


Soft Prompt Tuning for Cross-Lingual Transfer: When Less is More

Fred Philippy, Siwen Guo, Shohreh Haddadan, Cedric Lothritz, Jacques Klein, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé. 2024. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Modular and Open Multilingual NLP (MOOMIN 2024), pages 7–15, St. Julians, Malta. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Presentations & Conferences

Other Publications

Natural Language Processing als Stethoskop für das Erleben von Mitarbeitenden in der Industrie 5.0 (2022)

Marcus Heidbrink, Fred Philippy
In New Work in der Industrie (1st ed., pp. 226-230). Rossberg.

KI-Unterstützung bei der digitalen Personalauswahl – Eine Fallstudie im Unternehmer-Kontext (2023)

Hannah Kiesow-Berger, Michael Fell, Fred Philippy, Elias Steiner
In Personalauswahl 4.0: KI, Machine Learning, Gamification und andere Innovationen in der Praxis (pp. 163-177). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Diagnostic tests for human Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2024)

Michel T Vaillant, Fred Philippy, Jessica Barré, Dmitry Bulaev, Amadou T Garba
The Lancet Microbe

Characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital with and without respiratory symptoms (2024)

Barbara Wanjiru Citarella, Christiana Kartsonaki, Elsa D Ibáñez-Prada, . . . , Fred Philippy, et al.

Other Activities

Small Projects

Some smaller projects I worked on during my master's.


  • PhD in Computer Science
    University of Luxembourg
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, Statistics
    University of Strasbourg, France
  • Double Major BSc in Mathematics and Economics
    University of Strasbourg, France