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Paola Velardi received her Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Roma 'La Sapienza'.  She has  been working with the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni as a researcher, with the University of Stanford as a visiting researcher (during one year), with the IBM Roma Research Center as a researcher,  with the University of Ancona as an associate professor and, since 1998, she is with the Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Roma. Since 2001 she is full professor.

Positions held and recognitions (2010 - ):
  • On March 2017 she obtained an IBM Faculty Award.
  • On December 2018 she has been nominated in the list of Italian "Inspiring Fifty" https://italy.inspiringfifty.org/. InspiringFifty https://inspiringfifty.org/inspiring-fifty/ is a non-profit that aims to increase diversity in tech by making female role models in tech more visible.

Research Interests:
Her main interests are in the areas of natural language processing, social networks, machine learning,   ontology learning and the semantic web. Main recent application areas are in the domain of recommender systems, e-health and entersprise social networks.

She participated as partner, responsible or consultant in many international EC projects and national projects among which, since 2013: INTEROP (FP7) LC3 (MIUR)  CHAT (MIUR) Homecare4all (VAL Regione Lazio)  Fiordaliso (VAL Regione Lazio). She has been an expert of the EC commission for FP7 and H2020 projects.

She published more than 150 papers on international  journals, books and conferences, among which several top rated journals such as Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Knowledge Bases Systems, IEEE Transactions (TDKE, PAMI, TOC, TSE), Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Journal of Web Semantics, etc.. She has more than 5500 citations on Google Scholar (GS h-index 36). For a list, see my Google citations page.

Community serving:
She is reviewer and PC member of the main conferences and journals in the area of artificial intelligence (ACL, EACL, IJCAI , ICWSM, TKDD, TKDE, CL, AIIM etc). Since 2012 she is Associate Editor of Knowledge and Information Systems  http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/journal/10115.