Short Bio

last update: Jan 9, 2018

Andrea Tagarelli is an associate professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria, Italy. He graduated magna cum laude in computer engineering, in 2001, and obtained his Ph.D. in computer and systems engineering, in 2006. His Ph.D. thesis work focused on information and knowledge extraction from semistructured text data. He was research fellow at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, USA, working in the George Karypis’s Data Mining Lab, from March to September 2007. He obtained the Italian national scientific qualification to associate professor, in December 2013, and to full professor, in April 2017, for the computer science and engineering research area, scientific disciplinary sector (SSD) ING-INF/05 “Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni”.

His research interests include topics in text/data mining, network analysis and mining, web and semistructured data management, information retrieval. On these topics, he has coauthored more than 90 peer-reviewed papers, including journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. He also edited a book titled “XML Data Mining: Models, Methods, and Applications”, 538 pages, IGI Global publisher, 2012. He was co-organizer of three workshops and a mini-symposium on data clustering topics in premier conferences in the field (ACM SIGKDD, SIAM DM, PAKDD, ECML-PKDD). He has also served as a reviewer as well as a member of program committee for leading journals and conferences in the fields of databases and data mining, knowledge and data engineering, network analysis, information systems, knowledge based systems, and artificial intelligence. Since 2015, he is in the editorial board of the Computational Intelligence Journal and of the Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal.

He has been a SIAM member since 2008, and an ACM member since 2009. He is a cofounder of Ithea, an Italian company in the areas of business strategy and information technology.