Biography

I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at CentraleSupélec, Computer Science department.
I am affiliated to the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI).  
I work at CentraleSupélec since November 2012 and I currently teach ''Big Data'' (2nd year) and  ''Business Intelligence" (3rd year), besides supervising class and lab assignments in the  course "Operating Systems and Networks" (2nd year).
As of 2019, I will be responsible for the course "Cloud and Distributed Computing" (2nd year).

My research interests encompass a large number of domains, including social network analysis, information extraction and algorithmic graph theory. 
My current research works focus on algorithms for extracting and enriching user profiles in online social networks.

I completed my PhD degree at the University of Genoa (Italy) in May 2009 with the thesis "Optimizing and Visualizing Planar Graphs via Rectangular Dualization" under the supervision of Professor Massimo Ancona
The objective of the thesis is to demonstrate the use of the rectangular dual of planar graphs as a way to obtain effective graph drawings.

From June 2009 to August 2011, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland (USA) under the supervision of Professor Hanan Samet. During that time, I oriented my research to the domain of geographic information extraction in the context of the Newsstand project.

From September 2011 to November 2012, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University Paris-Sud (France) under the supervision of Professor Chantal Reynaud. I participated to the ANR DataBridges project where I contributed with a research on extracting and annotating tabular data. 


Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Genoa (Italy), 2009.
  • MsC in Computer Science, University of Genoa (Italy), 2005.

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor at CentraleSupélec, November 2012 - present.
  • Post-doctoral researcher at Université Paris-Sud XI, September 2011 - November 2012.
  • Teaching assistant at IUT Orsay.
  • Post-doctoral researcher at University of Maryland, June 2009 - August 2011.
Research Interests
  • Social network analysis.
  • Information extraction.
  • Algorithmic graph theory.
Awards
  • Best application paper award at EGC 2014 (Extraction et Gestion de la Connaissance) with the paper "Réconciliation des profils dans les réseaux sociaux".
Ph.D. thesis
  • Optimizing and Visualizing Planar Graphs via Rectangular Dualization, University of Genova, 2009 [PDF] [BibTeX]
Ms.C. Thesis (in italian)
  • Tastiere Virtuali per Computer Palmari e Metodi di Valutazione, University of Genova, 2005  [PDF] [BibTeX]