Teachers 2016-2017

Viola Bachini

Dipartimento d'Informatica, Università di Pisa

I graduated from Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste with a master's in Science Communication. Currently I am collaborating with various organizations in the field of science communication. I specifically write about science and technology subjects on many national newspapers such as La Repubblica and L'Espresso. I am the recipient of a grant, working at the KDD Lab (Università di Pisa-CNR) where I manage the communication regarding their work at the lab, the master's degree in Big Data, and the University of Pisa's degree in Business Informatics.

Elena Casprini

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Elena Casprini is Postdoc Research Fellow in Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. She has been a Visiting Ph.D. at Cass Business School (London, UK) and she collaborates with the Department of Business and Law at University of Siena. She has been involved in teaching activities about innovation management at both B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels. Her main research interests include business model innovation, open innovation and family firms.

Paolo Cintia

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Born in Marsciano(PG), 4th november 1983. Actually i'm a Phd Student in Computer Science at the graduate studies school "G. Galilei" of Pisa. My main interests in researching are about mobility mining and location prediction. In 2006 I got my bachelor degree in Computer Science at university of Perugia, with thesis on "Parallels and distributed algorithms for resolution of propagation equations". In 2009 I got my master degree in Computer Science at university of Pisa, with thesis on "Map matching of gsm tracks with data mining technique"

Giovanni Comandè

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Giovanni Comandè (LLM Harvard Law School USA, Ph.D. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) is Full Professor of Private comparative law at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna where he also studied as ordinary student.
Since 1995 he has been lawyer, included in the special roll for university teachers in Pisa and Attorney at law (New York Bar) since 1997. moreover he is mediator at Organismo Conciliazione Pisa and mediation trainer. He has taught in and visited numerous universities in the world (Washington and Lee School of Law, USA; Université Laval, Canada; Fordham School of Law, USA; Université Panthéon Assas Paris II, Faculté de Droit ; Hebrew Univeristy, Jérusalem; Wake Forrest University School of Law, USA ; University of South Carolina School of Law, USA).
He has been elected as member of the American Law Institute (ALI www.ali.org) where he is an advice member for various projects  such as that concerning Information Privacy Principles. Moreover he is member of the ello European Law Institute (ELI www.europeanlawinstitute.eu) of the the European Group on Tort Law www.egtl.org and of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna (www.ectil.org).
He has written 4 monographs and numerous articles and comments, has organised 14 edited volumes. He works in Italian, English, Spanish and French.
His areas of competence include: data protection law, law and technology, algorithm regulation, civil law in general, tort law, personal injury, European private law, health law, private law of public administration, product liability, A.D.R. (Alternative Dispute Resolution), American law, insurance law, technology regulation.

Stefano Cresci

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Stefano received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa respectively in 2007 and 2013. He also received a post-graduate Master’s degree in Big Data Analytics & Social Mining from the University of Pisa in 2016. Currently, he is a PhD Student at the Information Engineering School of the University of Pisa. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa, Italy. His professional experiences encompass both national and international collaborations with renowned research institutions and enterprises such as the Nokia Bell Labs (Paris, France), ISTI-CNR (Pisa, Italy), IIT-CNR (Pisa, Italy), the LARTTE Laboratory of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). He published research papers, attended, and presented his works in several national and international conferences. He also published results of his research in several national and international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he attended and actively participated in several national and international project meetings (EU FP7, Justice, Horizon 2020). Results of his research activity have also been discussed in local and national newspapers, as well as in data journalism blogs. He currently is, and has been, part of the technical program committee of several top international conferences such as SIGKDD 2016, SIGIR 2016, TrustCom 2015, UBICOMM 2015, and more. He also serves as a reviewer for several international journals such as the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Decision Support Systems (Elsevier), and the International Journal of Information Security (Springer). His interests encompass: social media analysis and mining, social sensing, crowdsensing, crisis informatics, big data, event detection, trust and security on social media, and Web applications.

Gianbiagio Curato

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Gianbiagio Curato received his master degree in Theoretical Physics in 2010 from the University of Florence doing a thesis about nonlinear neural networks dynamics. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics for Finance issued by Scuola Normale Superiore in 2015. He has worked as IT Analyst for Unicredit Business Integrated Solutions. He is, currently, a post doctoral researcher at Scuola Normale Superiore. His main research interests are: information diffusion, social network analysis, time series analysis, market microstructure, optimal execution.

Luca De Biase

Il Sole 24 Ore

Laureato all’Università Bocconi di Milano, in Discipline economiche e sociali, con la votazione di 110/110 e lode. E' editor di innovazione al Sole 24 Ore e Nova24 (del quale è stato fondatore, che ha guidato dall’ottobre2005 al giugno 2011; e che ha ripreso a guidare dal luglio 2013) e della Vita Nòva, magazine per tablet. E' docente al master di comunicazione della scienza all’Università di Padova e membro del comitato scientifico del master di comunicazione della scienza alla Sissa di Trieste e del master in Big data analytics della Luiss di Roma. E' componente del Tavolo permanente per l’innovazione e l’agenda digitale italiana, 2014, membro della Commissione sulle garanzie, i diritti e i doveri per l’uso di internet, alla Camera dei Deputati, 2014 e membro del comitato scientifico per l’Agenda Digitale in Emilia Romagna, 2014. Nel 2012 ha lavorato con il ministero italiano per lo Sviluppo economico in una task force dedicata a migliorare l’ecosistema delle startup innovative. Nel 2013 è stato membro dell’unità di missione per il Presidente del Consiglio sull’Agenda Digitale italiana. E' membro della Commissione sui Big Data dell’Istituto Nazionale di Statistica.

Alberto Di Minin

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

I am an Associate Professor of Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa. I am also Research Fellow with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), University of California – Berkeley and Social Innovation Fellow with the Meridian International Center of Washington, DC. I am currently the Italian Representative on the SMEs & Access to Finance Programme Committee, for Horizon 2020, with the European Commission.
I teach innovation management and innovation policy, I am the Co-Director of the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Program at the Sant’Anna, the Director of the Confucius Institute of Pisa, and the Director of the Galilei Institute in Chongqing University.
My research deals with Open Innovation, appropriation of innovation and science and technology policy. I also work on technology transfer, intellectual property and R&D management. 
 

Andrea Esuli

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Andrea has master in computer science and a phd in information engineering. Since 2011 is a researched at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo", which is part of the National Research Council (CNR). His research is in Human Language Technologies area, with a focus on Text Classification, Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis. His main topic of interest are statistical machine learning and information retrieval. In 2010 he won the European "Cor Baayen" award as a "promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics".

Daniele Fadda

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Daniele Fadda, born in Milan on 10.05.81. He graduated at Density Design LAB at the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano. He is now a freelance designer coordinating projects about promotion and territorial storytelling for the municipality of Pisa and Città della Pieve (PG). He worked on the visual representation of complex systems, data visualization, especially regarding the transport infrastructures and he collaborated with several architects as communication consultant. In the spare time, he works as graphic designer for the monthly press Seconda Cronaca.
 

Paolo Ferragina

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

He is Professor of Algorithms and Vice-Rector on "Applied Research and Innovation" at the University of Pisa. He leads the Advanced Algorithms and Applications Laboratory (Acube Lab, http://acube.di.unipi.it), at the Department of Computer Science, whose main research activities are devoted to the design, analysis and experimentation of algorithms and data structures for storing, compressing, mining and retrieving information from Big textual collections and labeled graphs. He is also the President of the IT Center of the same University, which is indeed competence center about Cloud and HPC for Dell and Intel, Xeonphi Centre for Intel, and recently Transform Data Center immersion for Microsoft. He (co-)authored more than 120 publications on (refereed) journals and international conferences, 6 US patents (3 accepted and 3 pending, some of them with Yahoo! and Lucent), and various chapters in books edited by CRC press, Springer, Mondadori and Boringhieri. He has been invited speaker and co-chair of prestigious PhD Schools and international conferences either in Theoretical Computer Science on in Information retrieval and Web Search. He is in the Editorial Board of the Journal on Graph Algorithms and Applications. His research has got numerous scientific awards, among the most recent ones: Yahoo Faculty Award (2006-2011) in the context of compressed data structures, and 2 Google Faculty Awards (2010 and 2013) in the context of semantic search and annotation.

Fosca Giannotti

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Fosca Giannotti is a senior researcher at the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council at Pisa, Italy, where she leads the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory – KDD LAB – a joint research initiative with the University of Pisa, founded in 1995, one of the earliest European research groups specifically targeted at data mining and knowledge discovery. Her current research interests include data mining query languages, knowledge discovery support environment, web-mining, spatio-temporal reasoning, spatio-temporal data mining, and privacy preserving data mining. She has been involved in several research projects both at national and international level, holding both management and research positions. She has been the coordinator of various European and national research projects and she is currently the co-ordinator of the FP6-IST project GeoPKDD: Geographic Privacy-aware Knowledge Discovery and Delivery. She is responsible for the Working Group on Privacy and Security in Data mining of the KDUBIQ network of excellences. She has taught classes on databases and data mining at universities in Italy and abroad. She is the author of more than one hundred publications and served in the scientific committee of various conferences in the area of Logic Programming, Databases, and Data Mining. In 2004 she co-chaired the European conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Data Bases ECML/PKDD 2004. She is the co-editor of the book ”Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy”, Springer, 2008.

Riccardo Guidotti

Dipartimento d'Informatica, Università di Pisa

Riccardo Guidotti was born in 1988 in Pitigliano (GR) Italy. He graduated cum laude in Computer Science in 2013, at University of Pisa. He discussed hi thesis on Mobility Ranking: Human Mobility Analysis using Ranking Measures. He started the Ph.D. in Computer Science at the School for Graduate Studies "Galileo Galilei", (University of Pisa) in November 2013. He is currently a member of Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Laboratory. His interests regard Individual Data Mining, Mobility Data Analysis, Economic Data Analysis and Complex Network Analysis.

Fabrizio Lillo

Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Bologna

Fabrizio Lillo is Full Professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance at the <a href="http://www.mathematics.unibo.it/en">University of Bologna</a> (Italy). Formerly he has been Associate Professor of Mathematical Finance and leader of the group of Quantitative Finance at the <a href="https://en.sns.it/">Scuola Normale Superiore</a>, Pisa (Italy). He has been also External Faculty and Professor (2009-2012) at the Santa Fe Institute (USA). He received the Master (laurea) in Physics and PhD in Physics at the University of Palermo (Italy). He has been postdoc (1999-2001) and then researcher of the National Institute of the Physics of Matter, INFM (2001-2003). After that he has been postdoc (2003) and member of the External Faculty (2004-2009) of the Santa Fe Institute. He has been awarded the Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics of the German Physical Society in 2007. He is author of more than 85 referred scientific papers, which, according to Google Scholar, his papers have received more than 5,600 citations and his h-index is 36. He has been invited speaker in more than 25 international conference in the last 4 years. He is also member of the editorial board of 5 journals (including Journal of Statistical Mechanics (JSTAT) and Market Microstructure and Liquidity) and he is referee for many international journals and national funding agencies. Besides other projects, he is responsible of one of the units of the H2020 project SoBigData. He has also been responsible of one of the units of the FP7 funded European project CRISIS (Complexity Research Initiative for Systemic InstabilitieS) and of an INET grant, both focused on financial systemic risk and of ELSA and ComplexWorld, two European projects on Air Traffic Management.
His current research activity is focused on financial markets, with a special emphasis on high frequency finance and market microstructure, network models and inference of temporal networks, systemic risk, data science in finance, economics, and social sciences. For more information, please refer to https://fabriziolillo.wordpress.com

Angelica Lo Duca

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Angelica Lo Duca is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the National Research Council of Pisa. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Ingegneria dell'Informazione from the University of Pisa. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Engineering from University of Pisa respectively in 2005 and 2007. Currently, she works at the Web Applications for the Future Internet Laboratory, in the Semantic Web and Data Visualization group. Her research interests include Semantic Web, Data Integration, Data Science and Data Security, applied to the fields of tourism and cultural heritage. She wrote more than 10 papers covering these topics. She also supervised different thesis about open linked data, cultural heritage and tourism.

Andrea Marchetti

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Andrea Marchetti is a technologist in the Institute of Informatics and Telematic (IIT) of CNR Pisa. In 2009 he funded the Web Applications for the Future Internet Group and is responsible of the activity “Social and Semantic Web”. His main research interests are concerning: web of data, digital humanities, data visualization, social media analysis and data journalism. On these issues he produced several publications. (http://www.iit.cnr.it/andrea.marchetti#pubblicazioni) He participated to several FP7 European Projects: OpeNER (2012-2014) (http://www.opener-project.org/), CAPER (2011-2014) (http://www.fp7-caper.eu/), Multilingual Web-LT (http://www.multilingualweb.eu/). He is leading the Research and Development Projects of “registro.it” GeoMemories (geomemories.org) and ClaviusOnTheWeb (claviusontheweb.it). He cooperates into the activities of the W3C Italian Office, promoting the Linked Open Data technologies.

Letizia Milli

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Letizia Milli holds Master Degree in Computer Science from University of Pisa, Italy graduated magna cum laude (110/110 cum laude) in 2013. 
She is currently a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Pisa and a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDD-Lab), a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research in Pisa.
Her research interests include data mining, quantification, diffusion of phenomena and innovation in complex networks and the Science of Success.

Anna Monreale

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Anna Monreale is an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa and a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDD-Lab), a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa. She has been a visiting student at Department of Computer Science of the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NewJersey, USA) (2010). Her research interests include big data analytics, social networks and the privacy issues raising in mining these kinds of social and human sensitive data. In particular, she is interested in the evaluation of privacy risks during analytical processes and in the design of privacy-by-design technologies in the era of big data. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pisa in June 2011 and her dissertation was about privacy-by-design in data mining. She is vice-director of the Master in Big data.

Alejandro Moreo Fernández

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Alejandro Moreo Fernández received a PhD in Computer Sciences and Information Technologies from the University of Granada in 2013. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione ``A. Faedo'', which is part of the National Research Council (CNR). His research interests include deep learning and representation learning, with particular focus on imbalanced text classification, multilingual text classification, and cross-domain and cross-lingual sentiment classification.

Mirco Nanni

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

He is a researcher at the ISTI institute of CNR, Pisa. He holds a degree (1996) and a PhD (2001) in Computer Science, both obtained at the Pisa University. His research topics include data mining in general, clustering methods, mobility data analysis and their applications. He participated to several national and international projects, the most recent being PETRA, a UE project centered around mobility in a "smart cities" context. He has been a visiting in a few international institutes, including M.I.T. in Boston and University of New Brunswick in Canada. He has been teaching for around 10 years on various topics, mainly data mining and its applications.

Franco Maria Nardini

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Franco Maria Nardini (http://hpc.isti.cnr.it/∼nardini/) is currently a Researcher at ISTI–CNR in Pisa. He received his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2011 discussing his thesis ``Query Log Mining to Enhance User Experience in Search Engines''. His research interests are focused on Web Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Franco Maria Nardini is member of the program committee of important conferences in IR and DM like ACM CIKM, SIGKDD, WSDM, etc. He authored more than 25 papers spanning from Web Information Retrieval to Data mining in peer reviewed international journal and conferences.

Leonardo Nizzoli

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Leonardo Nizzoli was born in Pisa in 1984. After graduating in Physics in 2010, he worked more than 5 years as a researcher in a R&D company devoted to the implementation of marine wave energy converters. In 2016 he attended the Post Graduate Master in Big Data Analytics and Social Mining at the University of Pisa. He spent the training period at Enel Global Thermal Generation, where he realized - in collaboration with Angela Italiano - a data driven machine learning model able to predict thermo-acoustic instabilities in natural gas turbines. After this experience, he spent some month at General Electric -Nuovo Pignone, working on Industrial IoT applications with a grant from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Presently, he is a PhD student at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa, and he collaborates with the IIT-CNR institute, working on Social Media Intelligence applications in the group leaded by Maurizio Tesconi. He is a CAI member and a trekking enthusiast.

Luca Pappalardo

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Born in Salerno (Italy), I earned my PhD in Computer Science at University of Pisa with the thesis "Human Mobility, Social Networks and Economic Development: a Data Science perspective". In my research, I exploit the power of Big Data to study many aspects of human behavior: the patterns of human mobility, the structure and evolution of complex networks, the patterns of success in sports, and the usage of data-driven measures of human behavior to monitor and predict the economic development of countries, cities, and territories.

Andrea Passarella

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

He is a Researcher at the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of CNR. His work focuses on mobile networks and Online and Mobile Social Networks, with emphasis on the study of human social structures in Online Social Networks through the analysis of data on interaction between users. He is co-author of over 100 publications in journals and international conferences, and has received several awards, including four Best Paper Awards at international conferences. It was and still is the coordinator of the CNR research groups in projects funded by the European Commission. He is a member of the editorial boards of international journals, and he is member of the organisation and program committees of reference international congresses in the area of mobile networks.

Dino Pedreschi

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Dino Pedreschi is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa, and a pioneering scientist in mobility data mining, social network mining and privacy-preserving data mining. He co-leads with Fosca Giannotti the Pisa KDD Lab - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory, a joint research initiative of the University of Pisa and the Information Science and Technology Institute of the Italian National Research Council, one of the earliest research lab centered on data mining. His research focus is on big data analytics and mining and their impact on society. He is a founder of the Business Informatics MSc program at Univ. Pisa, a course targeted at the education of interdisciplinary data scientists. Dino has been a visiting scientist at Barabasi Lab (Center for Complex Network Research) of Northeastern University, Boston (2009-2010), and earlier at the University of Texas at Austin (1989-90), at CWI Amsterdam (1993) and at UCLA (1995). In 2009, Dino received a Google Research Award for his research on privacy-preserving data mining. He is also Director of the Master in Big Data.

Roberto Pellungrini

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Born and raised in Viareggio, Tuscany, Roberto Pellungrini is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Pisa. His main research interests concern ethical aspects related to Data Science, in particular regarding Privacy issues. Before winning the PhD scholarship, he attained a Master Degree in Business Informatics with a thesis on Assessing Privacy Risk and Quality in Human Mobility Data.

Raffaele Perego

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Raffaele Perego, is a senior researcher of the italian National Research Council (CNR). He leads the High Performance Computing Laboratory (HPC Lab, http://hpc.isti.cnr.it) belonging to the “Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell’Informazione A. Faedo” (ISTI), the largest CNR institute involved in ICT Research. The laboratory is located in the CNR Research Area of Pisa, and is closely linked with the University of Pisa and the SoBigData Lab. His research interests include Web Mining, Web Search and the design of large-scale information systems for the efficient management, analysis, synthesis, search of large amounts of data. He has published more than 130 papers on these topics on peer-reviewed journals, books, and proceedings of international workshops/conferences. He commonly serves in the PC committee of top-level conferences of his research area. He is among the recipient of the 2014 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) award, and general Co-Chair of the 39th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development on Information Retrieval (http://sigir.org/sigir2016/).

Andrea Piccaluga

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Andrea Piccaluga is the Director of the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (www.sssup.it), where he is Professor of Innovation Management. He is also President of Netval (www.netval.it), the Italian network of University Technology Transfer Offices. He has also launched DBA programmes at Scuola Sant'Anna (www.dba.idm.sssup.it). He holds a PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a Master in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU (University of Sussex, Brighton). He is Associate editor of the R&D Management Journal and Creativity and Innovation Management Journal. He collaborates with large and medium-sized companies (Knauf, GE Oil&Gas, Loccioni, TT Venture, etc.) in the field of Open Innovation and with the regional governments of Puglia (Arti) and Tuscany in the field of policies for entrepreneurship and technology transfer. He is member of the board of SIAF (Scuola Internazionale di Alta Formazione) in Volterra. He has published books and papers in the field of R&D management and technology transfer. He is co-author of "La sfida del trasferimento tecnologico. Le università italiane si raccontano" (Springer, with M. Bianchi) and "La gestione del trasferimento tecnologico" (Springer, with G. Conti and M. Granieri). He has been responsible for the organization of the International R&D Management Conference which will be held in Pisa in June 2015 (www.rnd2015.sssup.it)

 

Salvatore Pirri

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Motivated and highly passionate about Management of Innovation and Data Science, since 2016 I am a PhD student in Innovation Management at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. I graduated cum laude in Economics and Sciences of Public Government MSc. from University of Calabria, and gained by MBA in Business Administration and Services Innovation from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in 2015. I have two years of working experience as business analyst and junior project manager, acquired both in Italy and abroad: at the Italian Embassy in Budapest; at ENEA in Brussels; at SELEX - LEONARDO in Genova. I have two-year of experience of qualitative research, developed through academic research assignments and business project. I improved communication and analytical skills applying scientific methodology in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments. Currently, my research interests concern Big Data analysis in Healthcare to investigate patients’ behavior implications in increasing care adherence and reduce moral hazard patterns.

Francesca Pratesi

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Francesca Pratesi received the MS degree in computer science from Pisa University, Italy, in 2013. She is a PhD student at the Computer Science Department of University of Pisa since November 2013 and a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Lab, a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa. Her research interests include data mining, data privacy and spatio-temporal data analysis.

Salvatore Rinzivillo

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Salvatore Rinzivillo was born in 1976 in Ragusa, and holds a Laurea degree in Computer Science (University of Catania, 2001). Since 2002 he has been a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Pisa. His current research interests are data mining, knowledge discovery in spatial and spatio-temporal databases, and visual analytics methods for Big Data.

Giulio Rossetti

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Giulio Rossetti earned his PhD in Computer Science at University of Pisa in 2015 with the thesis "Social Network Dynamics". He is a researcher at ISTI-CNR and a member of the KDD Lab (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory). His research interests involve the analysis of Big Data to study and model the heterogeneous aspects of human behaviours, with a special focus on: dynamic networks analysis, diffusion and epidemic spreading, data-driven model for the science of success.

Salvatore Ruggieri

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Salvatore Ruggieri is Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa, and he is currently the director the Master Programme in Business Informatics. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1999), whose thesis has been awarded by the Italian Chapter of EATCS as the best Ph.D. thesis in Theoretical Computer Science. He is a member of the KDD LAB, with research interests focused in the data mining and knowledge discovery area, including: discrimination discovery and prevention, privacy and fairness, languages and systems for modelling the process of knowledge discovery; sequential and parallel classification algorithms; web mining; and applications. He was the coordinator of Enforce, a national FIRB (Italian Fund for Basic Research) young researcher project on Computer science and legal methods for enforcing the personal rights of non-discrimination and privacy in ICT systems (2010-2014, enforce.di.unipi.it). He was the program chair of the XIII Italian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Pisa 10-12 December 2014. http://pages.di.unipi.it/ruggieri

Ugo Scaiella

SpazioDati

Ugo Scaiella is Developer Team Leader at SpazioDati, a startup with offices in Pisa and Trento that develops products for sales intelligence and business information by leveraging big-data and AI technologies. He leads the R&D department for text analytics, machine learning, and information retrieval. Before, he served for 3 years as research fellow at Dipartimento di Informatica of University of Pisa, where he coauthored several conference papers with Prof. Ferragina (CIKM, ECIR, WSDM, IEEE journals, et al.) and he developed TAGME, an innovative algorithm for annotating text, which is now core to dataTXT, the text analytics engine developed by Spaziodati. Following the partial acquisition of SpazioDati by Cerved Group Spa, Ugo and his team are now focusing on a vertical implementation of text mining algorithms for business information, as well as experimenting with the latest big-data and machine-learning technologies.

Maurizio Tesconi

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Maurizio Tesconi is a researcher in Computer Science and a member of the Web Application for the Future Internet group at the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of the National Research Council (CNR) of Pisa. His PhD thesis was about the development of a framework for the management of complex semantic resources. His research interests include Social Web Mining and Social Media Analysis, Visual Analytics, and Natural Language Processing. He is responsible of the Social Sensing project, an internal project aiming at exploiting the user of social media platforms as sensors in the detection of occurring real events. Dr. Tesconi is also part of the permanent team of the European Laboratory on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining, performing advanced research and analyses on the emerging challenges posed by big data. He is the author of about 40 international publications and he has recently played a role in divulging the results of research activity he has won the first edition of the Leonardo award promoted by the Union of Italian scientific journalists and the National Museum Leonardo da Vinci of Milan.

Roberto Trani

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

He graduated cum laude in 2016 in Computer Science at the University of Pisa (Italy), then he started in the same year the PhD in Computer Science at the same university. Roberto is currently a PhD student and a member of the High Performance Computing laboratory (HPC Lab) at the ISTI "A. Faedo" institute of CNR (Pisa). His main research interests are Information Retrieval, Machine Learning and Web Mining.

Salvatore Trani

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Salvatore Trani got his master degree at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa in 2013. He then started a collaboration with the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) "A. Faedo" of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Pisa. The collaboration continued also during his PhD course at the PhD school of Computer Science of the University of Pisa. In 2016 he submitted his PhD thesis titled "Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Document Understanding in Web Search". Currently he is a research fellow at ISTI-CNR. His main research interests ranges from Information Retrieval to Web Mining and Machine Learning. He authored several papers on these topics, published on journals and international conferences.

 

Roberto Trasarti

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

Roberto Trasarti was born in 1979 in Italy. He graduated in Computer Science in 2006, at the University of Pisa. He discussed his thesis on ConQueSt: a Constraint-based Query System aimed at supporting frequent patterns discovery. He started the Ph.D. in Computer Science at the School for Graduate Studies "Galileo Galilei", (University of Pisa). In June 2010 he received his Ph.D. presenting the thesis entitled "Mastering the Spatio-Temporal Knowledge Discovery Process". He is currently a member of ISTI-CNR, and also a member of Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Laboratory. His interests regard Data mining, Spatio-Temporal data analysis, Artificial intelligence, Automatic Reasoning.

Franco Turini

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Franco Turini was born in 1949 in Italy. He graduated in Computer Science (Laurea in Scienze dell' Informazione) summa cum laude in 1973, from the University of Pisa. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa. In 78/80 he has been a visiting scientist of the Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh) and of the IBM Research Center S.Jose, afterwards. In 92/93 he has been visiting professor at the University of Utah. His research interests include programming languages design, implementation, and formal semantics especially in the field of functional and logic programming. In 1990-1993 he has been responsible for an Italian national programme sponsored by the National Research Council for "New generation Languages". He has been coordinator of the "Meta- and non-monotonic reasoning area" of the BRA Esprit Action No 6810 "Compulog II". Recently, he co-edited with Krzysztof Apt a book entitled Meta-logics and Logic Programming, published by The MIT Press. He has been in many program committees, the program chairman of the workshop "Meta-programming in Logic 1994", and the editor of the proceedings issued by Springer-Verlag as LNCS 883 (1994).

Rossano Venturini

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Rossano Venturini is assistant professor at University of Pisa. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa in 2010 discussing his thesis titled "On Searching and Extracting Strings from Compressed Textual Data''. His research interests are mainly focused on the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures with special attention to problems of indexing and searching large textual collections. He is author of more than 30 papers published on the major conferences and journals of information retrieval and theoretical computer science.

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