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Maurizio Atzori, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario)

Math/CS Department

email atzori@unica.it

Dept. Address: Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy

Room Palazzo delle Scienze, 1st Floor

Phone (+39) 070 675 8530

Short CV

Maurizio Atzori was born in 1978 in Italy. He graduated in Computer Science (Informatica) summa cum laude in 2002, from the University of Pisa. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the School for Graduate Studies “Galileo Galilei”, University of Pisa, obtained in 2006. He has been member of the ISTI-CNR, holding a research fellowship from CNR of Pisa, and a member of Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Laboratory. He has been visiting scholar at Purdue University (Indiana, USA), working with Prof. Christopher W. Clifton and his research team. He has been visiting resercher working with Prof. Yucel Saygin at Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) and at UCLA, collaborating with Prof. Carlo Zaniolo. Since December 2010 he is Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario, Professore Aggregato) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari (Italy). His major research interests regard database and dataspaces, data mining, knowledge graphs and privacy-preserving algorithms for data management.

Highlights

Teaching

Computer Science @ Unica

Students can join the PR2 course at the course page in Moodle

I previously tought as Aggregate Professor at the University of Sassari and as Teaching assistant at the University of Pisa.

Recent Talks

A list of few recent talks:

Publications

An updated list of my publications can be found at DBLP, as reported in the Computer Science Bibliography maintained by Michael Ley.

Another source is the Research Catalog of the University of Cagliari.

  1. Answering End-User Questions, Queries and Searches on Wikipedia and its History. Atzori M., Gao S., Mazzeo G. M., Zaniolo C. IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Volume 39 (2016)
  2. A Machine-Learning Approach to Ranking RDF Properties. Dessi A., Atzori M. Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, Special Issue on Semantic Technologies for Collaborative Web (2016; appeared online on May 2015).
  3. SPARQL Queries over Source Code. Setzu M., Atzori M. ICSC 2016 - 10th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (2016)
  4. Write-Once Run-Anywhere Custom SPARQL Functions. D. S. Ferru, Atzori M. ICSC 2016 - 10th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (2016)
  5. SPARQLT and its User-Friendly Interface for Managing and Querying the History of RDF Knowledge Bases. Gao S., Chen M., Atzori M., Gu J. and Zaniolo C. ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Demo Track (2015)

  6. Expressivity and Accuracy of By-Example Structured Queries on Wikipedia. Atzori M., Zaniolo C. 24th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE), Web2Touch Track (2015)
  7. Schema-Agnostic Ranking of RDF Properties. Dessi A., Atzori M. SEBD 2015 - Proceedings of the 23rd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2015)
  8. Introducing the Web of Functions: Interoperable Higher-Order Functions in Pure SPARQL. Atzori M. SEBD 2015 - Proceedings of the 23rd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2015)
  9. Beyond Text-based Web Search: Question Answering and By-Example Structured Queries compared on Wikipedia. Atzori M., Zaniolo C. SEBD 2015 - Proceedings of the 23rd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2015)
  10. Text-Mining, Structured Queries, and Knowledge Management on Web Document Corpora. Mousavi H., Atzori M., Gao S., Zaniolo C. SIGMOD Record Journal, Vol. 43(3), (2014)
  11. Expressivity and Accuracy of By-Example Structured Queries on Wikipedia. Atzori M., Zaniolo C. UCLA Computer Science Technical Report 140017 (2014)
  12. Toward the Web of Functions: Interoperable Higher-Order Functions in SPARQL. Atzori M. ISWC 2014 - Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Research Track, doi (2014)
  13. call: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Functions. Atzori M. ISWC 2014 - Proceedings of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Demo Track (2014)
  14. Supporting Semantic Web Search and Structured Queries on Mobile Devices. Dessi A., Maxia A., Atzori M., Zaniolo C. SEBD 2014 - Proceedings of the 22nd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2014)
  15. Ranking DBpedia Properties. Atzori M., Dessi A. 23rd IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE), Web2Touch Track (2014)
  16. Computing on-the-fly DBpedia Property Ranking. Dessi A., Atzori M. ICSC 2014 - 8th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (2014)
  17. Computing Recursive SPARQL Queries. Atzori M. ICSC 2014 - 8th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (2014)
  18. Improving Spatial Decision Making in Cloud Computing. Argiolas M., Atzori M., Dessi N., Pes B. In book Contemporary Advancements in Information Technology Development in Dynamic Environments, (2014)
  19. Supporting Semantic Web Search and Structured Queries on Mobile Devices. Dessi A., Maxia A., Atzori M., Zaniolo C. 3rd Intl. ACM Workshop Semantic Search over the Web (SSW 2013 / VLDB 2013) (2013)
  20. User-Friendly Structured Queries on Wikipedia: the SWiPE System. Atzori M., Zaniolo C. SEBD 2013 - Proceedings of the 21th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2013)
  21. SWiPE: Searching wikipedia by example. Atzori M., Zaniolo C. WWW’12 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on World Wide Web Companion (2012)
  22. Dataspaces enhancing decision support systems in clouds. Argiolas M., Atzori M., Dessi N., Pes B. International Journal of Web Portals (2012)
  23. Dataspaces: Where structure and schema meet. Atzori M., Dessi N. Studies in Computational Intelligence (2011)
  24. Co-clustering numerical data under user-defined constraints. Pensa R.G., Boulicaut J.-F., Cordero F., Atzori M. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (2010)
  25. Towards trajectory anonymization: A generalization-based approach. Nergiz M.E., Atzori M., Saygin Y., Baris G. Transactions on Data Privacy (2009)
  26. Towards trajectory anonymization: A generalization-based approach. Nergiz M.E., Atzori M., Saygin Y. Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL ACM GIS 2008 International Workshop on Security and Privacy in GIS and LBS, SPRINGL’08 (2008)
  27. Anonymity preserving pattern discovery. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. VLDB Journal (2008)
  28. Privacy-aware knowledge discovery from location data. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D., Abul O. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (2007)
  29. Hiding sequences. Abul O., Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F. SEBD 2007 - Proceedings of the 15th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2007)
  30. Hiding sequences. Abul O., Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F. Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (2007)
  31. Hiding sensitive trajectory patterns. Abul O., Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM (2007)
  32. Hiding the presence of individuals from shared databases. Nergiz M.E., Atzori M., Clifton C. Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (2007)
  33. Secure distributed k-anonymous pattern mining. Jiang W., Atzori M. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM (2006)
  34. Towards low-perturbation anonymity preserving pattern discovery. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2006)
  35. Weak k-anonymity: A low-distortion model for protecting privacy. Atzori M. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2006)
  36. Maurizio Atzori: An Effective Framework for Data Anonymity. Atzori M. SEBD 2006 - Proceedings of the 15th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (2006)
  37. Memory-Aware Frequent k-Itemset Mining. Atzori M., Mancarella P., Turini F. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2005)
  38. Blocking anonymity threats raised by frequent itemset mining. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM (2005)
  39. k-Anonymous patterns. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2005)
  40. Anonymity and data mining. Atzori M., Bonchi F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. Computer Systems Science and Engineering (2005)
  41. Abduction in classification tasks. Atzori M., Mancarella P., Turini F. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (2003)

Projects

Attended PhD Courses

Advisor

This list is not complete nor frequently updated.

Software and Tools

"By making Wikipedia search simple, though, SWiPE has the potential to bring this benefit to a far greater audience. I, for one, can’t wait to try it out myself." (Lee Feigenbaum, W3C SPARQL WG co-Chair)

I am also developing a number of other applications in the fields of abduction, data privacy, and data mining. I planned to publish them here as soon as the documentation is ready. If you need details on experiments on my papers or software published here, please feel free to email me.

Scientific Activities

Serving as Reviewer for the following major database and data mining international journals: ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB Journal), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), International Journal on Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), International Journal on Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal (DAMI), International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), Transactions on Data Privacy (TDP), Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Information Sciences (INS), Information Processing & Management (IPM).

Serving for the Zentralblatt-Math review database of mathematics.

PC co-Chair of the 26th IEEE WETICE track on Data Exploration in the Web 3.0 Age (DEW 2017), in Poland! Accepted papers will be published on IEEE Proceedings. Submission deadline: February 26, 2017

Area Editor of the Encyclopedia with Semantic Computing. Interested in publishing an entry in the enciclopedia? Details are available, or just drop me an email!

Organizing Committee Member of The 15th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) 2004 and the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD) 2004, Pisa, Italy

Session Chair of the Semantics Integration and Analysis Session,at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2016), Laguna Hill, California.

PC Member for a number of International Conferences and Workshops, including:

Served as Reviewer for a number of international conferences and workshops, including: AI*IA03, SEBD04, ECML04 and PKDD04, IEA-AIE05, SIAM DM05, PAKDD05, AI*IA05, ECML05 and PKDD05, ICDM05, ADMA05, KDID05, ACM SAC06 DM Track, PAKDD06, ICDM06, PADM06, PKDD06, ECML-PKDD07, ACM SAC08-DM, SIAM SDM08, ACM PODS08.

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