Laura Papaleo took her Master Degree in Computer Science (cum laude) at the University of Catania in 1998 with a thesis con Computational Geometry developed at the CS Department at Stanford University (USA) under the supervision of L. Guibas. In 2004 she got her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Genova on topics relate to 3D surface reconstruction and multi-sensors Data Fusion.
Since 1998, she has been successfully involved in many national and international research projects dealing mainly with Multimedia Content Reasoning and Semantic Annotation and Retrieval.
She is actually a Post-doc Researcher within the LRI - University of Paris-SUD where she is making research on Semantic Web and Open Linked Data (Link validation, Data integration), maintaining different collaborations at international level as - for example - with Prof. James Hendler (RPI, USA), Prof. Leila De Floriani (University of Genova, ITALY) and Prof. Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, USA). She is actually a professional engineer and project leader at Provincia di Genova, where she manages different innovation projects and advanced web applications, mainly related to Cultural Heritage and Open Government Data.
Her current interests span from 3D Digital Shape Provenance, Structuring and Reasoning to Semantic Web, Ontology design and evolution, Open Government Data and HCI evolution for the Web x.0.
Research Interests:Semantic Web, Open Government Data, Multimedia Annotation, Uncertainty in Modeling digital representations, Fuzzy Modeling, Web services, Cutting Edge Technologies.