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Alessandra Mileo

Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer

Reasoning and Querying Unit
Digital Enterprise Research institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
IDA Business Park
Lower Dangan
Co. Galway, Ireland

Phone: +353 91 495712
Email: alessandra 'dot' mileo 'at' deri 'dot' org

Current Activities

Alessandra Mileo is a Post-doctoral researcher and Adjunct Lecturer at DERI, NUIG since October 2010. She is part of the Reasoning and Querying Unit and her research topics at DERI are related to knowledge representation and reasoning for policy modeling and evaluation, ambient intelligence, context-aware systems, stream reasoning and sensor discovery. The main application areas currently under investigation are related to Healthcare, Independent Living for the elderly, Indoor Localization and Semantic Presence.


Previously she was appointed as a Research Assistant at the Nomadis Lab, in the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano-Bicocca. In the Nomadis Lab she works on the formalization of clinical knowledge, activity recognition, context interpretation, prediction and prevention in healthcare. These activities are being investigated in the scenario of SINDI (Secure and INDependent LIving), a system for intelligent remote monitoring of patients in their home environment, based on the combination of Wireless Sensor Networks and nonmonotonic reasoning techniques.

Short CV and Research Interests

Alessandra Mileo graduated in informatics in 2002 from the University of Milan. She received her PhD in 2006 from the same university. In 2007 she obtained certification for a II level Master in Organization and Sociology of Sports. 

Her research interests are in the area of Artificial Intelligence, mainly related to Knowledge Representation, Automated Reasoning, Computational Logic, Answer Set Programming, Preferences, Policy Specification and Policy Enforcement.  Application areas include Knowledge-Based Wireless Sensor Networks, Context Aware Systems and Independent Living.

Past research activities include Reactive Systems, Human-Machine Interaction, Adaptive Interfaces and User Profiling.

Alessandra Mileo is currently member of the following research projects and collaborations:

  • ACTION COST on Agreement Technologies, working groups WG1 (Semantics) and WG5 (Trust)
  • EasyREach European Project, AAL proposal 2009-2-117 on "Information Solutions Advancing Independence and Active Participation of Older Persons in the Self-serve Society (EasyReach)
  • LION2 - Enabling Networked Knowledge (funded by Science Foundation Ireland)

PC Membership

  • Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP) Special Issue on ICLP 2010 and ICLP 2011
  • Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI) Special Issue on RCRA 2010
  • Journal of Web Semantics (JWS) Special Issue on "Reasoning with Context in the Semantic Web" 2011
  • International Joint Conference of Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2011
  • International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning (LPNMR) 2009, 2011
  • Convegno Italiano di Logica Computazionale (CILC) 2010
  • Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion (RCRA) 2010
  • Automated Reasoning about Context and Ontology Evolution (ARCOE) 2011
  • Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) 2010
  • Logic-based Interpretation of Context: Modeling and Applications (Log-IC) 2009, 2011
  • 25 Years of Logic Programming in Italy, Springer Ed, 2010