Gianluca Demartini, Ph.D.
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering,
University of Queensland
QLD 4072 Australia
Office: +61 7 336 58325
Dr. Gianluca Demartini is an Associate Professor in Data Science at the University of Queensland, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. His main research interests are Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation. His research has been supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the EU H2020 framework program, Facebook, and Google. He received Best Paper Awards at the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) in 2018 and at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2016, the Best Short Paper award at ECIR in 2020 and the Best Demo Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in 2011. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications including papers at major venues such as WWW, ACM SIGIR, VLDBJ, ISWC, and ACM CHI. He has given several invited talks, tutorials, and keynotes at a number of academic conferences (e.g., ISWC, ICWSM, WebScience, and the RuSSIR Summer School), companies (e.g., Facebook), and Dagstuhl seminars. He is a senior member of the ACM since 2020, an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015, and has been a TEDx speaker in 2019. He serves as co-editor in chief for the Human Computation journal, area editor for the Journal of Web Semantics, and editorial board member for the Information Retrieval journal. He is General co-Chair for the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2021. He has been Senior Program Committee member for, among others, the ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), the ACM Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) Conference, the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), and the International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE). He is Program Committee member for several conferences including WWW, SIGIR, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI, ISWC, and ICWSM. He was Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track co-Chair at WWW 2018 and co-chair for the Human Computation and Crowdsourcing Track at ESWC 2015. He co-organized several workshops and tutorials at international conferences as well as the Entity Ranking Track at the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval in 2008 and 2009. Before joining the University of Queensland, he was Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in UK, post-doctoral researcher at the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, junior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Germany, and intern at Yahoo! Research in Spain. In 2011, he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Leibniz University of Hanover focusing on Semantic Search.
Here you can find some links to blog postings and press releases that covered my research work.
- An article for The Conversation about alternatives to Google Search (January 2021).
- An interview about Data Science industry partnerships at UQ (December 2020).
- A panel for UQ Museum about fake news (June 2020).
- An interview for Youth Time Magazine about Human-in-the-loop Artificial Intelligence (May 2020).
- A press release by the University of Udine about identifying fake news online (April 2020, in Italian).
- A blog post by Queensland Museum Network about our collaboration on reconstructing a Book of the Dead (April 2020).
- A press release by the University of Queensland about identifying fake news online (March 2020).
- A live radio interview (starting at 39 min) about open data on ABC Radio Brisbane Drive program (March 2020).
- A live radio interview about fake news on 4ZZZ Brisbane Line (October 2019).
- Article on The Conversation about fake news (September 2019).
- The University of Queensland press release about a Facebook project on fake news (September 2019).
- A live radio interview about fake news on the Radio Adelaide Breakfast program (September 2019).
- A summary of our FashionBrain project for The DataScience Foundation blog (March 2018).
- A summary of our HCOMP 2017 paper on agreement measures in crowdsourcing for The Human Computation blog by Alessandro Checco (March 2018).
- An interview about the FashionBrain project (November 2017).
- An interview about the impact of Brexit on academics for The Conversation (June 2017).
- A summary of ECIR 2016 for The Informer by Aldo Lipani and myself (May 2016).
- Piece I wrote for The Conversation UK about the importance of data in political campaigns (December 2015).
- Post I wrote about Who links to Wikipedia: An analysis of top-level domains linking to different Wikipedia languages in the Wikipedia Blog (Feb 2015).
- Blog post I wrote about Scaling-up the Crowd: Our investigation on pricing schemes for micro-task crowdsourcing in the Follow the Crowd blog (Oct 2014).
- Blog post about the Bowlogna Ontology we developed in the LinkedUP Project Blog (Nov 2013).
- Mention to our award-winning system for entity-centric access to personal browsing history B-hist in the Wall Street Journal (Oct 2013).
- Report in German about the Crowdsourcing workshop I held at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in scilogs.com (Sep 2013).
- Blog post about Pick-A-Crowd: Our pull crowdsourcing platform that assigns tasks to workers based on their Facebook profiles in the Follow the Crowd blog (Jun 2013).
- Winners of the Crowdsourcing for Multimedia Ideas Competition at CrowdMM 2013 (Jun 2013).
- Blog post about CrowdQ: Our system for crowdsourced query understanding proposed in collaboration with UC Berkeley and Brown on the Follow the Crowd blog (Jan 2013).
- News about Ph.D. Dissertation Award from Semiramis Research and Service Unit (Apr 2012).
- Page description about our system for the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2005 (Jul 2005).