Researcher biography

Dr. Gianluca Demartini is an Associate Professor in Data Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. His main research interests include Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation. His research is currently funded by the Australian Research Council, Facebook, and Google. He received Best Paper awards at the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) in 2018, at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2016 and 2020, and the Best Demo award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in 2011. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications including papers at major venues such as WWW, ACM SIGIR, VLDBJ, ISWC, and ACM CHI. He is an ACM Senior Member, ACM Distinguished Speaker, TEDx speaker, and CIKM 2021 General co-chair.

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.

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