Prof Diego CalvaneseMember since: 04/02/2020 - 16:51
Diego Calvanese is a full professor at the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and since November 2019 a Wallenberg Guest Professor at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University (Sweden). He received a Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome in 1996. His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning, virtual knowledge graphs for data access and integration, description logics, Semantic Web, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. He is the author of more than 350 refereed publications in the above areas, including ones in the most prestigious international journals and conferences in Databases and Artificial Intelligence, with more than 31000 citations and an h-index of 71, according to Google Scholar. He is one of the editors of the Description Logic Handbook. He has served in more than 150 organization and program committee roles for international events, and is/has been an associate editor of AIJ, JAIR, and a member of the editorial board of JAR. He is/has been the program chair of PODS 2015, the general chair of ESSLLI 2016, and program co-chair of KR 2020. In 2012-2013 he has been a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". He is a co-founder of the startup Ontopic, which delivers solutions and services for the management of virtual knowledge graphs. He is a EurAI Fellow since 2015 and an ACM Fellow since 2019.