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Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK (Activity Leader) with its ICT Center focus on high quality research with impact to market and society. FBK ICT Center joins the Consortium with the High Impact Initiatives Health & Wellbeing, Smart Cities and Communities (Digital Humanities Unit) and Future Media, as well as the Project Management Group.

ENRICO PIRAS

FBK
piras@fbk.eu

DANILO GIANPICCOLO

FBK
giampiccolo@fbk.eu

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Activity Leader and Catalyst Leader – CREEP Living Lab

Enrico Piras holds a PhD in “Information Systems and Organization” (University of Trento) and he is a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler since 2008. His research activity focuses on health information management and sharing, healthcare infrastructures, and the technology-mediated coordination of healthcare professionals and patient in telemonitoring. Enrico is also a member of the university-based Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning and Aesthetics of the University of Trento (Rucola; http://www3.unitn.it/rucola/) and adjunct professor at University of Verona where he teaches “Methodology of Organizational Research” and “Sociology of Organizational Processes”. 

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CREEP Project Management

After working in the field of the evaluation of NLP technologies, since May 2013 Danilo has been a
project manager at the Information and Communication Technologies Center of Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. He collaborates in managing projects in all their phases (i.e., from the proposal writing to the closing procedures) according to the standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has participated in the submission of several project proposals – at the local, national and international levels – and in the management of different financed projects (e.g. SO-PC-Pro, FP7, 2013-16; SUPERSEDE, H2020, 2015- 2018; SMall, EIT DIGITAL, 2016; BRIDGE, EIT Digital, 2019). He is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI, February 2015) and holds a certificate in Agile PM Foundation (awarded by APMG International, October 2018).

STEFANO MENINI

FBK
menini@fbk.eu

FRANCESCO CORCOGLIONITI

FBK
corcoglio@fbk.eu

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Researcher – CREEP semantic technology

Stefano Menini is a junior researcher in the Digital Humanities group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento). He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Language at the University of Trento, and is about to complete his Phd thesis in the ICT Doctoral School of the University of Trento (due January 2018). The focus of his research is Natural Language Processing, in particular the automated analysis of how topics and points of view in political speeches change over the time and between different authors. He has also extensive experience with distributional models of semantics and the annotation of linguistic datasets using crowdsourcing techniques.

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Researcher – CREEP virtual coaching system

Francesco Corcoglioniti holds a PhD in “Information and Communication Technologies” obtained from University of Trento, Italy in 2016. His research interests cross the areas of Semantic Web, Data Management and Natural Language Processing, with applications to Social Media and Knowledge Extraction from text. Since 2016 he is a postdoc researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento, Italy, where within the Future Media unit he contributes to ongoing research and development activities on machine-learning and knowledge-based solutions for user profiling and account automation on social media.

CRISTINA CALVI

FBK
ccalvi@fbk.eu

SARA TONELLI

FBK
satonelli@fbk.eu

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Researcher – CREEP socio-technical requirements – Living Lab

Cristina Calvi holds a PhD in Sociology: Communicative and Intercultural Processes (University of Padua) and a Second Level Master Degree in Epidemiology at the University of Turin. Currently she is a researcher at the e-Health Lab of the Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento). Her main research interests are the medicalization of life and the coping strategies of the subjects, with specific reference to chronic and long-term patients. Through the use of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques, her researches focus on the one hand on the impact of the illness on the identity and life course of people (patients and caregivers) and on the other hand on social determinants of health and illness.
Cristina is also interested both in the study of risk perception (especially in the health field), and its assessment and management; and in the analysis of the impact of e-health applications and devices on the risk perception of the subjects, in a prevention perspective.

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Catalyst Co-Leader – CREEP semantic technology

Sara Tonelli is the head of the Digital Humanities group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento). She defended her Phd in Language Sciences at Università Ca’ Foscari in 2010, and since then she has worked at FBK, first as a post-doc in the Human Language Technology group and then as a coordinator of the digital humanities activities. She has published more than sixty peer-reviewed papers in top-tier conferences and journals, and has been in a number of Program Committees. In 2016 she ha also been general co-chair of the Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics. Her main research interests focus on the semantic and discourse analysis of different types of texts including social media, travel narratives, news and political speeches.

SILVIA GABRIELLI

FBK
sgabrielli@fbk.eu

SARA CARBONE

FBK
scarbone@fbk.eu

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Catalyst Leader – CREEP advanced virtual coaching system with life skills coaching


Senior researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, High Impact Initiative on Health & Wellbeing, Ph.D. Over the last 10 years Silvia has worked at the design and evaluation of persuasive technologies and behavior change interventions for health and wellbeing, within national and EU projects (e.g., FP7 Interstress project, FP7 Rehab@Home project, H2020 UPRIGHT project)

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Sara Carabone -CREEP Advanced coaching system


Sara Carbone is a psychologist and a psychotherapist. She ia a researcher at FBK and in the last 10 years she was involved in different European projects in the field of public health and in projects aiming at adolescents’ mental health promotion.

VALERIA DONISI

FBK
vdonisi@fbk.eu

SILVIA RIZZI

FBK
srizzi@fbk.eu

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Valeria Donisi – CREEP Advanced coaching system


Valeria Donisi, psychologist, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and PhD in psychological and psychiatric science. Over the last 10 years, Valeria has been working in mental health research. Current research interests include interventions for health and wellbeing, patient engagement in research, psychological resilience and health psychology.

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Psychologist – CREEP Advanced coaching system


Silvia Rizzi is a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, High Impact Initiative on Health & Wellbeing. Her research interests include interventions for health and wellbeing and psychological resilience especially in the school context.

Expert System

Expert System is a leading provider of cognitive computing and text analytics software. Using Expert System’s products (e.g., the proprietary, patented, multilingual semantic technology of Cogito), enterprise companies and government agencies can go beyond traditional keyword approaches for the rapid sense-making of their structured and unstructured data.

FILIPPO NARDELLI

Expert System
fnardelli@expertsystem.com

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Catalyst Leader – CREEP go-to-market strategy


Knowledge-Architecture, Machine Learning and Fundraising are the three keywords that best describe his current professional profile and interests. His career milestones are marked by different jobs and responsibilities that all have the same common thread: goal-centric thinking which encourages those who may be techno-resistant to embrace new technologies which prove to be extremely valuable to them. As a Knowledge Architect, he helps companies and public organizations become aware of and adopt tools that are going to revolutionize the way we operate today. His experience comes from his research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In brief, his role at Expert System is to convert clients’ needs into product requirements, thus creating new business or funding opportunities, since he actively searches for funding and financing by creating partnerships with other companies or research institutes. Since 2000, he managed many projects which have amounted to several million euros.

Inria

Inria is the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics. Inria has 8 research centers (in Bordeaux, Grenoble-Inovallèe, Lille, Nancy, Paris-Rocquencourt, Rennes, Saclay, and Sophia Antipolis) and also contributes to academic research teams outside of those centers. Wimmics (http://wimmics.inria.fr/) is a joint research team between Inria Sophia Antipolis – Mèditerranèe and I3S (CNRS and Universitè Nice Sophia Antipolis).

ELENA CABRIO

INRIA
elena.cabrio@unice.fr

SERENA VILLATA

INRIA
villata@i3s.unice.fr

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Catalyst Leader – CREEP semantic technology


Elena Cabrio is Assistant Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and member of the Wimmics Research Team at INRIA. Her work focuses on Natural Language Processing, and in particular on argument mining and information extraction. In April 2011 she received the Ph.D. from the Information and Communication Technologies International Doctoral School at University of Trento (Italy), with a thesis on the Textual Entailment approach to semantic inferences. She conducted her PhD research in the Human Language Technology Unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento. During her PhD, she spent a 6-month internship in the Parsing and Semantics Group at Xerox Research Center Europe in Grenoble (France). In 2011, she moved to INRIA Sophia Antipolis for a three-year postdoc in the Wimmics team.

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Researcher – CREEP semantic technology


Serena Villata is a researcher at CNRS – Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France) and member of the Wimmics Research Team at INRIA. Her work focuses on argumentation theory, and spans from formal models of argumentation to natural language-based and emotion-based ones. She is the author of over 60 scholarly publications including 11 journal articles and 4 book chapters. She was invited to co-author a chapter on Processing Argumentation in Natural Language Texts in the Handbook of Formal Argumentation. She co-organized the seminar Frontiers and Connections between Argumentation Theory and Natural Language Processing in July 2014 (Bertinoro, Italy), one of the first attempts to put together researchers from computational linguistics and from argumentation theory.

PINAR ARSLAN

INRIA
pinar.arslan@inria.fr

MICHELE CORAZZA

INRIA
michele.corazza@inria.fr

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Researcher – CREEP semantic technology


Pinar Arslan is a Research Engineer and member of the Wimmics Research Team at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis. Her work focuses on Natural Language Processing, and in particular emotion and sentiment analysis. Between 2015 and 2017 she studied Language and Communication Technologies Masters Programme (EMLCT) in the University of Basque Country in Spain and the University of Groningen, in The Netherlands with a thesis on “Using Linguistic Features and External Lexical Resources for Improving Sentence- level Sentiment Classification”. She graduated from EMLCT with distinction in 2017. Before her masters studies, she worked as a Speech Linguistic Project Manager at Google in Berlin (Germany). Her work was to provide linguistic support and to lead several projects in the following fields: text-to-speech, automatic speech recognition and natural language processing in Turkish language. In March 2018 she moved to INRIA Sophia Antipolis.

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Researcher – CREEP semantic technology


Michele Corazza is a research engineer at Inria Sophia Antipolis. He has a master degree in Computer Science from Università di Bologna. During his studies, he focused on AI and machine learning technologies. He first worked in the field of natural language processing during his master thesis about coreference resolution using recurrent neural networks. The application of machine learning techniques to natural language is still his main research interest, with a particular attention to state of the art models for natural language processing.

GUILLAUME GRAVIER

INRIA

KIJAK 

INRIA

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Researcher – CREEP semantic technology


Guillaume Gravier (Ing. 1994, MSc. 1995, PhD 2000) is today a CNRS senior research scientist at IRISA, France. He is deputy director of IRISA, one of the largest computer science laboratory in France, common to University of Rennes 1, Inria, CNRS and other HER institutions. He leads research focusing on content-based media analysis, indexing and linking with the ultimate goal of enabling better multimedia applications and new innovative services. He has a background in probabilistic modeling for speech recognition and natural language processing, applied to multimedia content. His current research interests are in media analytics, multimedia collection modeling, deep learning and multimodality, graph-based methods for multimedia content representation. Guillaume Gravier has been involved in the direction of multiple national and international initiatives, in the organization of major international conferences and is very active in the animation of the research community.

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Engineering

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YOUSSEF BOUALI

Engineering

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Engineering

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CREEP System integration and GDPR compliance


Mr. Youssef BOUALI (male) graduated with Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration (with parallel specialization in Computer Sciences) in December 2003 at the AL AKHAWAYN University (Ifrane – Morocco) and an exchange program at the George Washington University (USA), in January 2005 he completed a Master’s degree in e-Business Management at the University of Salento in Italy. Actually, is a senior research manager in the domains of Cyber Security, Intelligent Systems & Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence within the IS3 Lab “Intelligent Systems and Social Software (IS3) for Security, Enterprises, Transport and Infrastructures” inside Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. He is the main responsible of two EIT Digital projects (DESOLATE – DiscovEring SuspiciOus financiaL AcTivitiEs and CREEP – Cyberbullying Effects Prevention).
He has been involved in multiple projects dealing with Community Policing (TRILLION), Forensic Investigations (LASIE & SURVANT), cyber security (DOGANA & WAFFLE), Fight Against Crime and Terrorism (ANITA and DANTE), Border Security (MARISA & ALFA), and others. Before joining Engineering, starting from February 2005, and for 8 years, he worked as a researcher for the ISUFI – University of Salento, in the Business Innovation Research Center in charge of e-Business, e-Gov and e-Learning projects. After that, he joined for 2 years the High-Tech District (DHITECH Scarl) of the Apulian Region as a Technology Entrepreneurship collaborator within the framework of the VINCENTE research project financed by the Italian Government.

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