Short cv


Education

> 2013

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

> 2010

(University of Copenhagen) - Ph.D. Summer School – European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2010)

> 2009

(Free University of Bozen) - Ph.D. Summer School – Reasoning Web 2009: Semantic technologies for information systems

> 2009

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Ph.D. Course – Reasoning about Action and High-Level Programs

> 2007

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Final mark: 110/110


Appointments

> Apr 2017 - now

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Research Associate

> Gen 2017 - now

(OBDA Systems s.r.l.) - Co-founder and Project Manager

> Feb 2017 - Sep 2017

(University of Antwerp ) - Visiting Researcher

> May 2014 - Sep 2014

(Bloomberg L.P.) - Contractor

> Mar 2014 - Feb 2017

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Fixed-term assistant professor (RTD A)

> Jul 2012 - Feb 2014

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Post-doctoral fellow

> Dec 2007 - Mar 2008

(Sapienza University of Rome) - Research Assistant


Certifications, Awards, and Honors

> 2018

National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Associate Professor for sector 09/H1 (Computer Science and Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica) obtained from 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2024.

> 2013

Special mention for the "Premio per Neo Dottori di Ricerca Marco Cadoli" advertised by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence for the Ph.D. thesis " Dealing with Inconsistencies and Updates in Description Logic Knowledge Bases".

> 2011

Licensure in Engineering - Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Roma.


Invited Talks and Keynotes

> 2017

Invited talk at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences - University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium. Title: Ontology-based Data Access

> 2017

Keynote speech at the 1st International Workshop on the Practice of Open Web (practi-o-web 2017), co-located with the 17th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2017), Rome, Italy. Title: Ontology-based Open Data Publishing


Tutorials

> 2017

Tutorial on Methods and Tools for Developing Ontology-Based Data Access Solutions, held at the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), Vienna, Austria

> 2016

Tutorial on Methodologies for Ontology-Based Data Access Applications, held at the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), New York, USA

> 2008

Tutorial on Ontology-based Data Integration, held at the 5th Semantic Web Applications and Perspective Workshop (SWAP 2008), Rome, Italy


Memberships and Review Activity

PC Membership at International Conferences and Workshops

  • Program committee member of the 33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19).
  • Program committee member of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2019).
  • Program committee member of the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2018).
  • Program committee member of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018).
  • Program committee member of the 26th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (SEBD 2018).
  • Program committee member of the 8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 2018).
  • Program committee member of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2018).
  • Program committee member of the 1st International Workshop on the Practice of the Open Web (practi-O-web 2017).
  • Program committee member of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017).
  • Program committee member of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO 2016).
  • Program committee member of the 23rd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (SEBD 2015).

Reviewing and Editorial service

I served as a reviewer for the following international journals:

  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)
  • Artificial Intelligence Review (AIRE)
  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems (ACM TODS)

I served as a additional/external reviewer for the following international conferences and workshops:

  • ACM SIGMOD/PODS International conference on management of data
  • ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
  • International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE)
  • Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)


Projects and Experimentations

> 2017 - 2018

ISTAT – Italian National Institute of Statistics – This was a successfully four-months proof-of-concept carried out in collaboration with the ISTAT for demonstrating the effectiveness of the semantic technologies for data management and data quality tasks. I led the OBDA Systems team in all the stages of the project. I participated in developing the ontology, in designing the data source used for the experimentation in collaboration with the ISTAT experts, and in specifying the mapping layer.

> 2016 - 2017

ACI – Automobile Club d’Italia. This is a joint project with ACI Informatica and OKKAM srl. The project aims to develop an integrated information management system of the Italian Public Register of Motor Vehicles (PRA), by exploiting semantic technologies. The approach adopted in the project is based on the Ontology-based Data Management paradigm. In the project, I participated in the development of the ontology, in analyzing the data sources, and in specifying the SQL queries used to link the database to the ontology (mapping development).

> 2012 - 2016

Optique Project - Scalable End-user Access to Big Data. Optique is a project financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Commission under Grant Agreement 318338. The aim of the project is to bring about a paradigm shift for data access by promoting the use of OBDM and advancing its current state-of-the-art by integrating streaming sources and exploiting massive parallelism for scalability far beyond traditional RDBMSs, thus reducing the turnaround time for information requests to minutes rather than days. In the project, I participated in all the management and research activities concerning the Sapienza team, as well as the design and implementation of the ontological model of the Norwegian Oil Wells use-case used in the project.

> 2014

Bloomberg L. P. – New York, USA. The objective of the project is to explore the use of the Ontology-Based Data Management technology as a means of supporting semantic integration and intelligent querying of that data. In this project, the focus was on modeling intercontinental gas and oil shipping by means of an OWL ontology linked to the company data sources through the OBDM paradigm. I was involved in all stages of the project, beginning with the development of the ontology, the data source analysis, and, finally, in specifying the mapping.

> 2011 - 2014

TELECOM – Telecom Italia. This project aims to develop an ontological model of the Communication Network of Telecom Italia (now TIM) and experimenting OBDM for accessing data in this domain. I was Project Manager for the Sapienza team and participated in and coordinated the following activities: knowledge gathering over the domain of interest, ontology development, data source analysis, and mapping development.

> 2011 - 2012

MEF – Italian Department of Treasury (Ministero dell’Economia e Delle Finanze). This was a pilot project that aimed to experiment the Mastro System for Ontology-based Data Management in the scope of the domain of the Public Debt. In the project, I was involved in knowledge gathering over the domain of interest, ontology development, data source analysis, and mapping development.

> 2010 - 2013

ACSI (Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation). ACSI was an EU STREP Project, funded by the European Union 7th Framework Programme Objective 1.2 "Internet of Services, Software, and Virtualisation" (FP7-ICT-2009-5-Objective 1.2). The aim of the project was to extend the state-of-the-art verification and synthesis techniques to incorporate data along with processes, and to develop the next generation of process mining research by generalizing it to handle data along with processes. In the project, I collaborated in developing the use-case ontology and the OBDM system used in the project.

> 2008 - 2012

MPS-AOG – Monte dei Paschi di Siena in collaboration with IBM – “Analisi Operativa di Gruppo” Project. This project aimed to model the whole core-banking domain of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank by means of an OWL ontology and to experiment the OBDM paradigm in this context. In the project, I participated in the ontology development, in the data source analysis, and in developing the mapping layer.