About me

I’m a PhD Student in the Information Retrieval group within the Informatics Faculty at the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana, USI), Switzerland.

My research is focused on short documents analysis using IR, text mining and machine learning techniques of user generated contents like twitter, chat logs, sms and police report archives. I was working on the SNF ChatMiner project.

I was also co-organizing the “Sexual Predator Identification” sub-task within the “Author Identification” task in the PAN (Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse) Workshop 2012 and helping with the “Author Profiling” task in 2013.

I was visiting AT&T Labs Research in Middletown, NJ, U.S.A. in March-April 2011.

I was reviewer for the following conferences or journals:

  • WSDM (Web Search and Data Mining) 2012, 2013, 2014
  • TPDL (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries) 2013
  • CAEPIA (Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence) 2013
  • WebS (International Workshop on Web Semantics and Web Intelligence) 2013
  • SIGIR ACM Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval 2011, 2012, 2013
  • SAC (Symposium On Applied Computing) 2013
  • SPIRE (Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval) 2010, 2012
  • ICADL (International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries) 2012
  • CIKM (Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) 2009, 2011
  • “Information Processing And Management” Elsevier International Journal
  • ICWE (International Conference on Web Engineering) 2010

I got grants to attend:

I was assisting the following courses:

I attended the following Ph.D. or Master courses:

In the academic year 2011/2012 I served as representative of about 100 Ph.D. students of the Faculty of Informatics.

Status: October 23, 2013