Academic career and teaching activities


June 2000 - 2003: Assistant Professor in computer science, University of Trento.

2002: Consultant of the Division on Automated Reasoning Systems at IRST

2003 - present: Associate Professor in Computer Science, University of Trento

2006- present: Pro-Rector for the Development of Sport Activities ( ), University of Trento

2008 - 2010: Coordinator of the FP7 project "OKKAM - Enabling the Web of Entities"

2010-2015: Governing Board member of the Semantic Valley consortium

2010 - present: President and co-founder of the spin-off company OKKAM srl ( )

2012 - 2014: Vice President and Head of the Academic Liaison Department of the Organising Committee of the Winter Universiade Trentino 2013

2014 - 2015: Representative of the Italian Government in the EU Expert Group on the Economic Impact of Sport

2018 - present: President of UNISPORT ITALIA, the network of Italian universities for sport development


2001 - 2003: course on Informatics for Humanities, School of Humanities, University of Trento

2004-2006: Laboratory of Computer Science at the School of Economics and Management, University of Trento

2007- 2108: Laboratory of Knowledge Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Trento

2004 - present: Models for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning on the Web, School of Economics and Management, University of Trento

2014 - present: Introduction to Programming, course on Interfaces and Communication Technologies, School of Cognitive Science, University of Trento

2017 - present: Information Systems, Department of Engineering and Information Science

Research interests

Knowledge Representation.

Contextual representation and reasoning.

Philosophical foundations of AI.

Distributed Knowledge Management.

Semantic Web.

Semantic interoperability.

Ontology-based data integration.

Semantic big data analytics.

Entity-centric knowledge bases.