Gianluca Demartini, Ph.D.
Information School, University of Sheffield
211 Portobello Road
S1 4DP Sheffield, UK
Office: +44 114 222 2637
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Dr. Gianluca Demartini is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Sheffield, Information School.
His research is currently supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and by the EU H2020 framework program.
His main research interests are Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation.
He received the Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2016 and the Best Demo Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in 2011.
He has published more than 70 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 an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015.
He serves as area editor for the Journal of Web Semantics, as Student Coordinator for ISWC 2017, and as Senior Program Committee member for the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), the International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), and the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). He is Program Committee member for several conferences including WWW, SIGIR, KDD, IJCAI, ISWC, and ICWSM. He was co-chair for the Human Computation and Crowdsourcing Track at ESWC 2015. He co-organized the Entity Ranking Track at the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval in 2008 and 2009.
Before joining the University of Sheffield, he was 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.
Current and Past Projects
Here you can find some link to projects in which I am currently involved in as well as a list of past projects.
Current projects I coordinate while at the University of Sheffield:
FashionBrain: Understanding Europe's Fashion Data Universe (PI, H2020-ICT-14-2016, 2.9M EUR total cost)
BetterCrowd: Human Computation for Big Data (PI, EPSRC First Grant, 120K GBP total cost)
Entity-centric information exploration and discovery in big digital archives (Co-I)