Teachers 2021-2022

Chiara Boldrini

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

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.

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.

Tiziano Fagni

Istituto di scienza e tecnologie dell'Informazione, CNR

I am a computer science researcher working at NeMis lab ofISTI-CNR in Pisa. I graduated in Computer Science in 2002 at the faculty of Computer Science of the University of Pisa. After my degree, I started working as junior researcher/technologist at ISTI-CNR first in the HPC (High Performance Computing) lab and next in the NeMis (Network Multimedia Information Systems) lab. In 2006, I started my PhD in Information Engineering at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa. I attended all the 3 years required by the course, making all required publications to complete my PhD. Unfortunately , I decided to change work at the end of 2008 by leaving CNR and I went to work in a private company. The lack of time was then the main reason why I not achieved the PhD title.
After various vicissitudes and a lot of pratical experience as IT consultant, I decided to come back at CNR at the end of 2012 and working again in my “old” research group (Human Language Technologies) headed by Dr. Sebastiani Fabrizio.

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.

Giulio Ferrigno

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Giulio Ferrigno is a Senior Assistant Professor at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa. He has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge, Tilburg University, and the University of Umea. His main research themes include strategic alliances, big data, and Industry 4.0. His works have been published in Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International
Journal of Management Reviews, R&D Management, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Review of Managerial Science, European Journal of Innovation Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. He is an Associate Editor of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.

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

Vincenzo Lomonaco

Dipartimento d'Informatica, Università di Pisa

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.

Anna Monreale

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Anna Monreale is an Associate 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).

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.

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.

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.

Giuseppe Prencipe

Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Pisa

Giuseppe Prencipe is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pisa. His research interests are mainly on distributed systems, mobile and wearable computing; he has published more than 50 scientific publications on international journals and conference proceedings, and participated in several national and international research projects. He also contributed to the design and development of software solutions dedicated to environments populated by mobile robots, and developed several mobile applications on Android, Android Wear and iOS platforms.

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

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.