Dr.  Gianluca Demartini Digital Library

Based in Queensland, Australia
Gianluca Demartini


Dr Gianluca Demartini is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Queensland, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. His main research interests are Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation. His research has been supported by the the EU H2020 framework program and by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He received Best Paper Awards at the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) in 2018 and at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2016 and the Best Demo Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in 2011. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications (10 of which in venues with acceptance rate of 20% or lower) including papers at major venues such as WWW, ACM SIGIR, VLDBJ, ISWC, and ACM CHI.

He has given several invited talks, tutorials, and keynotes at a number of academic conferences (e.g., ISWC, ICWSM, WebScience, and the RuSSIR Summer School), companies (e.g., Facebook and Accenture), and Dagstuhl seminars. He is an ACM member and ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015.

He serves as area editor for the Journal of Web Semantics, editorial board member for the Information Retrieval journal, as Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track co-Chair at WWW 2018. He has been Senior Program Committee member for the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, the International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), and the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). He is Program Committee member for several conferences including WWW, SIGIR, KDD, IJCAI, ISWC, and ICWSM. He was co-chair for the Human Computation and Crowdsourcing Track at ESWC 2015. He co-organized the Entity Ranking Track at the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval in 2008 and 2009. 

Before joining the University of Queensland, he was Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in UK, post-doctoral researcher at the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, junior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Germany, and intern at Yahoo! Research in Spain. In 2011, he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Leibniz University of Hanover focusing on Semantic Search.


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  • Artificial Intelligence with Humans in the Loop
    Crowdsourcing is a novel approach used to obtain manual data processing and annotation at scale. This can be used to create Artificial Intelligence systems with humans in the loop that can...
  • Knowledge Graphs for Entity-centric Information Access
    Knowledge Graphs (KGs) contain structured information about entities such as persons, locations, and organizations. Modern web search engines leverage such KGs to power entity-oriented...
  • The Power of Big Data
    More and more data is being generated around us by every activity in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way in which we do things and are used by companies and...

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