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The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Information Engineering, Informatics and Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at Sapienza. Its Department of Computer Science is a modern, well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 44 faculty members (among whom 5 ERC grant holders), 15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students.

Roberto Navigli

Project member

Prof. Roberto Navigli (PhD) is Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome. He was awarded the Marco Cadoli 2007 Italian National Prize for the best doctoral thesis in Artificial Intelligence. In 2013 he received the Marco Somalvico AI*IA prize for the best young Italian researcher in AI. Prof. Navigli is one of the few researchers in Europe to have received two prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC): MOUSSE, a1.5Meuro Consolidator Grant (2017-2022), and MultiJedi, a 1.3Meuro Starting Grant. His research lies in the field of Natural Language Processing (including multilingual word sense disambiguation and induction, multilingual entity linking, semantic parsing, large-scale knowledge acquisition, gamification, ontology learning from scratch, open information extraction and relation extraction).

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Giovanni Stilo

Project member

Dr. Giovanni Stilo is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science – Sapienza University of Rome. He is mainly involved in the study of temporal mining, social network analysis, network medicine, and semantics-aware recommender systems. He published in top-tier conferences and journals, especially in the field of event detection and semantic recommender systems (IJCAI, CL, DMDK). He is co-organizer of several dedicated international workshops, in conjunction to top-tier conferences, like ICDM, CIKM, and ECIR. He has also been editor and reviewer in top-tier journals, such as TITS, TKDE, DMKD, AI, KAIS, AIIM. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Aquila in 2013. In 2014, he was a visiting researcher at Yahoo! Lab in Barcelona.