About Me

Hey visitor, got lost on the Internet? Good, I’ll take this opportunity to introduce myself!

I am Tiziano Piccardi, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in the HCI group advised by prof. Michael Bernstein. I am interested in data science with a focus on Web research, HCI, user modeling, computational social science. I am a proud collaborator of Wikimedia Research. With them, I study how to improve Wikipedia.

I got my master’s degree from the University of Trento and the Ph.D. from EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) working with prof. Robert West. During my studies, I had the opportunity to work at HP Labs and Xerox Research.

In the past, I founded a startup (Widerun) about virtual reality for fitness.

Publications - See all



Wikimedia Data How-To: Using Public Data from Wikipedia and Its Sister Projects for Academic Research @ ICWSM 2024 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Data_Tutorial_ICWSM_2024

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

Ethical Tensions, Norms, and Directions in the Extraction of Online Volunteer Work @ CSCW 2022 https://sites.google.com/u.northwestern.edu/ethicsandonlinevolunteerwork


ICWSM (2022, SPC 2023-2024), CHI (2024), CSCW (2023),TheWebConf (2019-2023), WSDM (2023), EPJ Data Science, IC2S2 (2021, 2023), CIKM (2020, 2021), ECML-PKDD (2020), WikiWorkshop (2018-2023), WebSci (2020, 2024), EMNLP (2020), HT (2023), Interacting with Computers, Quantitative Science Studies

Teaching Assistantships

Applied Data Analysis (CS-401), 2016-2020 (head TA & EPFL Teaching Excellence Award)

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

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

Previous (selected) experiences

Nov 2013 - Dec 2016, Widerun, Founder/CTO Role

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

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


piccardi (at) stanford.edu