Professor Emerita (from July 2021).
Full professor in Computer Science at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy (1999-2020), where she has started in 1987 the Information Management Systems (IMS) research group.
Member of the Galilean Academy, Class of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (2015-now).

Research interests: information retrieval, medical information retrieval, digital libraries and archives, databases, digital cultural heritage, and data engineering.
She has designed and launched in 1990 the European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR). She has designed and launched in 2005, together with Costantino Thanos and other Italian experts, the Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Systems (IRCDL). She was Chair for the mandate from 2009 to 2012 of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL).
She is a member of the Editorial board of the International Journal on Digital Libraries (2005-now). She has been member of the Editorial boards of Information Processing and Management (1990-2008), The Computer Journal (1990-1998), and the Information Retrieval Journal (1997-2007).
Advisor of the First and Second Level Degrees in Computer Engineering of the Department (October 2014-September 2018).
Member of the evaluation team of experts for the Industrial and Information Engineering area of the Italian Research Assessment Exercise (VQR 2004-2010) performed by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) (2011-2013).

She has widely published on information retrieval, hypertext information retrieval, annotations of digital content, user engagement, accessing digital cultural heritage collections, data engineering, digital libraries and archives, and their evaluation.
She is the 2016 winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award.


27 September 2022: On the occasion of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University, the Padua Rotary Club presented the new volume "In the sign of knowledge. University professors in the Padua Rotary Club, Padua, Cleup, 2022". The book, during the event, was donated to the University of Padua.
The donation of the book to the Rector of the University Professor Daniela Mapelli:
The Presidents of the Padua Rotary Club presents the book to the Rector

The table of the speakers who presented the book in the Aula Magna of the University of Padua:
The speakers from right to left Agosti Mazzarolli Petrin Gatta Griggio

15 July 2021: Decree of the Minister of University and Research conferring the title of Professor Emerita to Maristella Agosti.
Congratulations from the Department of Information Engineering for the appointment as Professor Emeritus of the University of Padua

2021: Profile as Member of the Scientific Committee of the UNIL-EPFL dhCenter, Lausanne, CH

2020: Plaque in recognition of the contributions made to SEBD:
Plaque in recognition of the contributions made to SEBD

2020: Plaque in recognition of the contributions made to IRCDL:
Plaque in recognition of the contributions made to IRCDL 2020: Photo with the Committee

ECIR 2018 Best Paper Award:

ECIR 2018 Best Paper Award

Link to the slides of the presentation given at the IRCDL 2018 Special Session on "Thirty Years of Digital Libraries Research at the University of Padua"

2016 Tony Kent Strix Award Presentation Picture:

2016 Award Presentation Picture
Link to the slides and link to the video of the 2017 Strix Annual Lecture given on 20 October 2017 by Maristella Agosti, Winner of the Award in 2016