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I am currently finishing my Ph.D. at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of the The Open University, working on the early detection of research trends and forecast their future impact (see here).

I also work as Research Assistant in the same department, continuing my research in the domain of Science of Science. To know more about my work you can read my recent blog posts or see my recent publications.

My research interests are centered around the Semantic Web, Network Science and Knowledge Discovery technologies required to detect Research Trends.

"Without data you're just another person with an opinion."

— W. Edwards Deming

Background

Since before getting my Master’s, I started working within the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at Polytechnic of Bari as Research Assistant and Software Engineer.
During this period, I have been involved in several research project. Although, these project had different aims, my activities were always related to Knowledge Discovery. I, firstly, joined SS-RR, an Italian project aiming to the detection of harmony levels between one or more people in relation to external stimuli. Afterwards, I was involved in LAMreCOR for the study of data mining algorithms to improve goods delivery. In the meantime I was also involved in Smart Health 2.0 for providing new solutions for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in elderly patients.
In December 2014, I moved to the KMi to start my Ph.D.

Ancient History

Originally hailing from Bari (Apulia, which is arguably considered one of the best regions of Italy), I firstly attended the secondary school in electric and electronics systems, acquiring a wide knowledge for designing and implementing various electrical systems. During this period I also did an internship in a company developing civil and industrial systems.
In 2007, I moved from electronics to computer science, enrolling myself to Computer Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari.
Firstly, I took my baccalaureate presenting a dissertation in Antennas and Electromagnetic Compatibility (here the post, only Italian available) and subsequently I took my Master’s degree presenting a dissertation in Human-Computer Interaction (here the post, Italian and English available). And now I mostly work in Data Science.