About Me

Hey visitor, got lost on the Internet? Good, I’ll take this opportunity to introduce myself! I am Tiziano Piccardi, Ph.D. student in the Data Science Lab (EPFL) advised by prof. Robert West. I am a proud collaborator of Wikimedia Research. With them, I study how to improve Wikipedia. I am interested in data science with a focus on Web research, user modeling, and computational social science.

I obtained my bachelor (advisor prof. Yannis Velegrakis) and master (advisor prof. Fabio Casati) degrees from the University of Trento. During my studies, I had the opportunity to visit HP Labs (supervised by Claudio Bartolini) and Xerox Research (supervised by Gregorio Convertino).

Before moving to Switzerland and joining EPFL, I founded a startup (Widerun) about virtual reality for fitness.

Publications - See all

Workshop organization

Wiki-M3L: Wikipedia and Multi-Modal & Multi-Lingual Research @ ICLR 2022 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki-M3L


Teaching Assistantships

Applied Data Analysis (CS-401), Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (head TA)

Business design for IT services (CS-490), Spring 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Practice of object-oriented programming (CS-108), Spring 2021

Previous experiences

Feb 2016 - Aug 2016, University of Trento, Software Engineer (Research)

May 2013 - Dec 2015, Widerun, Founder/CTO Role

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013, Xerox Research Center Europe, Visiting Researcher

Aug 2012 - Nov 2012, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Visiting Researcher

Aug 2005 - Jul 2012, Exekon, Senior Software Engineer (Part time)

Random non-academic stuff


tiziano.piccardi (at) epfl.ch