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







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.

Interview with Fosca Giannotti on complex systems research

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

Big data: dati e privacy su Internet il 7 maggio 2011 dalle 11 alle 13

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