Giannotti Fosca

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Fosca Giannotti is Full Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. Fosca Giannotti is a pioneering scientist in mobility data mining, social network analysis and privacy-preserving data mining. Fosca leads the Pisa KDD Lab - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory, a joint research initiative of the University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, founded in 1994 as one of the earliest research lab on data mining. Fosca's research focus is on social mining from big data: smart cities, human dynamics, social and economic networks, ethics and trust, diffusion of innovations. She is author of more than 300 papers. She has coordinated tens of European projects and industrial collaborations. Fosca is the former coordinator of SoBigData, the European research infrastructure on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining, an ecosystem of ten cutting edge European research centres providing an open platform for interdisciplinary data science and data-driven innovation. Recently she became the recipient of a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant entitled XAI – Science and technology for the explanation of AI decision making.

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





Clustering Individual Transactional Data for Masses of Users

Mining a large number of datasets recording human activities for making sense of individual data is the key enabler of a new wave of personalized knowledge-based services.

ISTI News June 2017

On the second issue of the ISTI News newsletter you'll find a description of the new Ph.D.

Data Science - 16 giugno 2016

The increasing interest on data science from both the academic and industrial worlds led to the creation of a brand new Ph.D.

At the "Measuring Migrations" workshop, a side event of the NTTS2017 conference, Fosca Giannotti, Dino Pedreschi and Alina Sirbu have contributed with a talk titled "Exploring human mobility and migration

Sobigdata Show

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.