Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are chronic diseases characterized by progressive or alternate
impairment of neurological functions (motor, sensory, visual, cognitive). Artificial Intelligence is the key to:
i) better describe disease mechanisms; ii) stratify patients according to their phenotype assessed all over the disease evolution;
iii) predict disease progression in a probabilistic, time dependent fashion; iv) investigate the role of the environment;
v) suggest interventions that can delay the progression of the disease.
BRAINTEASER will integrate large clinical datasets with novel personal and environmental data collected using low-cost sensors and apps.
Software and mobile apps will be designed embracing an agile and user-centred design approach, accounting for the technical, medical,
psychological and societal needs of the specific users.
Role: Leader of WP9 "Open Science and FAIR Data".
It aims to develop the prototype of a hardware / software platform for the innovative management of various activities of an amusement park, with particular regard to the maintenance of the attractions and to the collection and analysis of data specifically acquired from them.
The project is coordinated by Antonio Zamperla s.p.a.Role: Leader of the unit of the Department of Information Engineering.
It aims at addressing the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term.
The main objective is to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be
ingested into archives and to develop modular and flexible software tools to this end.
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of WP7 "Validation and testing" and WP8 "Competitive Evaluation and Monitoring of the RTD work"; scientific coordinator of the project.
It aims at launching and establishing a cooperative network of researchers, practitioners, and application domain specialists
who work in fields related to semantic data management, the Semantic Web, information retrieval, artificial intelligence,
machine learning and natural language processing, in order to coordinate collaboration among them and
to enable research activity and technology transfer in the area of keyword-based search over structured data sources.
Role: Member of the Management Committe and representative for Italy.
It aims at achieving an evaluation methodology directed at user-oriented interactive evaluation,
a new and tested set of interactive evaluation metrics, infrastructure and test suites based on
these and an ongoing collaborative forum with evaluation cycles with a focus on evaluating
information access systems, as well as producing a European network of new researchers
trained in the improved methodologies.
Role: Member of the Steering Committe and representative for Italy.
It aims at delivering innovative adaptive services and an interactive user environment which dynamically tailors
the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities artefacts and collections.
Through the provision of such functionality, CULTURA can empower all users to investigate, comprehend
and contribute to digital cultural collections.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the re-design and re-engineering of the FAST annotation back-end used by the CULTURA adaptive environment.
It aims at providing a virtual laboratory for conducting participative
research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation
into the evaluation and benchmarking of complex multilingual and multimedia information systems,
by facilitating management and offering access, curation, preservation, re-use, analysis,
visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data.
Role: Coordinator of the project.
It develops services and components for the Europeana digital library with a special
focus on multilinguality and interoperability.
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of task 2.1 about user requirements and use cases for multilinguality; leader of task 2.5 about evaluation of the multilingual information access components.
It aims at delivering the European Digital Library as an operational service and the
community behind it.
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; member of the working group on the Europeana Data Model with a focus on multilinguality and annotations.
It fosters and promotes the experimental evaluation of multilingual information
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of WP2 about the organization of the CLEF evaluation campaigns and the design and development of the evaluation infrastructure; leader of task 2.4 about the systematic experiments which study the impact of languages over system components and are carried out in Grid@CLEF.
It aims at improving The European Library, which is the access point to 48
national libraries across Europe, and delivers components and additional functionalities
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the design and development of the FAST annotation back-end used by the TELplus system.
It delivers advanced multimedia (audio, text, images) search capabilities over
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the design of the SPINA framework for P2P text retrieval.
It is the European network of excellence on digital libraries. It developed the DELOS
reference model for digital libraries, which provided the foundations for defining what
a digital library is, and delivered the DelosDLMS, the next generation digital library
management systems complying with the reference model.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; participant to the reference model for the part concerning quality in digital libraries; responsible for the design and developement of the FAST annotation service, adopted within the DelosDLMS prototype.
We aim at improving Learning to Rank (LtR) algorithms by letting them to take into account user interaction to improve their overall effectiveness. In particular, we will develop a model of user behavior where the interaction between the user and the ranked result list is modeled via Markov chains. Then, we will integrate the proposed model into a LtR algorithm in order to take into account the user interactions when the algorithm learns the scoring function. Finally, we will evaluate the performances of the proposed algorithm with respect to state of the art machine learning algorithms.
The project is jointly conducted with the High Performance Computing (HPC) laboratory of the ISTI CNR in Pisa, Italy.
Role: Coordinator of the project and supervisor of the PhD researcher.
We aim at studying and formalizing the properties of the evaluation measures adopted in IR evaluation from an axiomatic point of view by relying on the representational theory of measurement, adopted in physics and social sciences.
The project is coordinated by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Padua, Italy.
Role: Leader of the unit of the Department of Information Engineering.
Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale, Regional Archival Information System (SIAR) Project.
It is a project aimed to develop a distributed Digital Library System (DLS) for describing, managing, accessing and sharing archival resources. SIAR is a joint project with the Italian Veneto Region and the "Sopraintendenza Archivistica per il Veneto" (Archival Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage).
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.
The project is aimed at developing a cloud computing infrastructure based on open solutions
for supporting research activities and scientific calculus in a multidisciplinary context.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.
It is a project aimed at implementing the surveillance of diseases of pets of the Veneto Region.
The project designs and develops a Web-based application for managing and accessing the diagnoses of
transmittable and non-transmittable diseases of dogs and cats made by veterinarians in their practices,
in hospitals, in kennels and catteries.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.
The project is aimed at the design and development of an infrastructure for videoconferencing and video streaming, also on mobile platforms, as a support to research and teaching activities with a special focus on multidisciplinarity.
It is a project aimed at carrying out a feasibility study for a search engine in the medical domain.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the coordination of the activities of the study.
The research program entitle "Harnessing the Scientific Data Produced by the Experimental Evaluation of
Multilingual Information Access Systems by means of Advanced, Distributed and Open Infrastructures" funds a
post-doc grant for defining an appropriate conceptual model taking into consideration and describing
all the entities involved in the evaluation process. From the conceptual model, appropriate data and metadata
formats will be derived for representing, managing and exchanging information among the different
components of the evaluation infrastructure.
Role: Scientific responsible for the research program and supervisor of the post-doc researcher.
It is a project of the Veneto Region aimed at designing and developing the portal
to the libraries of the Region, offering advanced services such as annotation or
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design and developement of the PV digital library system.
It is a project of the Direzione Generale Archivi (DGA) of the Ministry of
Cultural Heritage and Activities for the design and development of a national archival
Role: Representative of the Veneto Region in the working group about the metadata for the archival resources managed by the SAN system.
It is a national CNR project to develop methods and components to deliver enhanced
content to the end-users of both digital libraries and the Web.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design and developement of the FAST annotation service.
It is a project of the IBM Italy Foundation concerning the study, comparison, and quality of service
evaluation of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions of different vendors.
Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design of the technical solution and the evaluation of its quality of service.