Giannotti Fosca

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Fosca Giannotti is a senior researcher at the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council at Pisa, Italy, where she leads the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory – KDD LAB – a joint research initiative with the University of Pisa, founded in 1995, one of the earliest European research groups specifically targeted at data mining and knowledge discovery. Her current research interests include data mining query languages, knowledge discovery support environment, web-mining, spatio-temporal reasoning, spatio-temporal data mining, and privacy preserving data mining. She has been involved in several research projects both at national and international level, holding both management and research positions. She has been the coordinator of various European and national research projects and she is currently the co-ordinator of the FP6-IST project GeoPKDD: Geographic Privacy-aware Knowledge Discovery and Delivery. She is responsible for the Working Group on Privacy and Security in Data mining of the KDUBIQ network of excellences. She has taught classes on databases and data mining at universities in Italy and abroad. She is the author of more than one hundred publications and served in the scientific committee of various conferences in the area of Logic Programming, Databases, and Data Mining. In 2004 she co-chaired the European conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Data Bases ECML/PKDD 2004. She is the co-editor of the book ”Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy”, Springer, 2008.
Contraint-Based Frequent Pattern Mining
Mobility Data Mining
Privacy-Preserving Data Mining
Complex Network Analysis and Mining
Data Mining
1989-1990 Visiting Scientist at MCC, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, Austin (USA)
1993 Visiting Scientist at CWI Amsterdam
1995 Visiting Scientist at UCLA
2006 Visiting scientist at UCLA
2006-2009 National Coordinator of the ICT Department of CNR, Area Data Mining and Semantic Web
2009-2010 Visiting scientist at Barabasi Lab (Center for Complex Network Research) of Northeastern University, Boston (USA)
2004 Co-Chair of ECML/PKDD
2008 Program Chair of ICDM
1982 Master Degree in Computer Science at University of Pisa with 110/100 cum laude
Director of Research
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR)
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What were the first “gifts” Christopher Columbus and the other European explorers brought to indigenous people when they landed in the Americas? Don’t try to guess it: epidemics.

A short interview of Dino Pedreschi at Caterpillar.

A short introduction to the SoBigData EU project (in italian).

C’è una buona notizia in materia di Big Data che arriva da Bruxelles.

Fosca Giannotti, coordinator of project SoBigData, talks about the importance of accelerating the use of the social knowledge for common good.

Siamo tutti pollicini digitali, seminiamo le briciole (digitali) dietro di noi. I nostri desideri, opinioni, stili di vita, movimenti, relazioni sociali lasciano traccia attraverso il web, gli smartphone, il bancomat.

Fosca Giannotti interviewed on Women Scientists in Data Mining and Machine Learning Research.

The talk (in italian) at the Pisa Internet Festival.