Smart Data Factory


The mission of the Smart Data Factory is to promote the technology transfer from academia to industry by implementing and adapting research results of the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. This occurs through the transfer of advanced skills present in the Faculty of Computer Science, for the solution of complex problems in the areas of intelligent data management and in the co-design and co-development of IT applications that focus on the intelligent use of data.


Diego Calvanese ( ,   web site)

Diego Calvanese is a full professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on knowledge bases and databases, ontologies, theory of computing, and formal languages. He received a PhD from Sapienza University of Rome in 1996. His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology-based data access and integration, description logics, Semantic Web, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. He has been actively involved in several national and international research projects in the above areas (including FP6-7603 TONES, FP7-257593 ACSI, FP7-318338 Optique). He is the author of more than 300 refereed publications, including ones in the most prestigious international journals and conferences in Databases and Artificial Intelligence, with almost 25000 citations and an h-index of 65, according to Google Scholar. He is one of the editors of the Description Logic Handbook. He has been nominated Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI, formerly ECCAI) in 2015. Find out more about him checking out his website.

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