Hey visitor, got lost on the Internet? Good, I’ll take this opportunity to introduce myself! I am Tiziano Piccardi, a Ph.D. student in the Data Science Lab (EPFL) advised by prof. Robert West. For my research, I am a proud collaborator of Wikimedia Foundation with which I am developing a recommender system to improve Wikipedia.
I got both my bachelor (advisor prof. Yannis Velegrakis) and master (advisor prof. Fabio Casati) degree from the University of Trento. During my studies, I had the opportunity to work for the HP Labs (supervised by Claudio Bartolini) and Xerox Research (supervised by Gregorio Convertino).
Before moving to Switzerland and joining EPFL, I had my startup (Widerun) in the sector of video game design and virtual reality for fitness.
Structuring Wikipedia Articles with Section Recommendations Tiziano Piccardi, Michele Catasta, Leila Zia, Robert West. SIGIR ‘18 Proceedings of the 41th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval http://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05995
Quootstrap: Scalable Unsupervised Extraction of Quotation-Speaker Pairs from Large News Corpora via Bootstrapping. Dario Pavllo, Tiziano Piccardi, Robert West. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2018. https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.02525
Toward a mixed-initiative QA system: from studying predictors in Stack Exchange to building a mixed-initiative tool Gregorio Convertino, Massimo Zancanaro, Tiziano Piccardi, Felipe Ortega. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 99, March 2017, Pages 1-20 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.10.008
Towards crowd-based customer service: a mixed-initiative tool for managing Q&A sites Tiziano Piccardi, Gregorio Convertino, Massimo Zancanaro, Ji Wang, Cedric Archambeau. CHI ‘14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 2725-2734 https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2557202
Assessing the performance of question-and-answer communities using survival analysis Felipe Ortega, Gregorio Convertino, Massimo Zancanaro, Tiziano Piccardi. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1407.5903
Feb 2016 - Aug 2016, University of Trento, Software Engineer
May 2013 - Dec 2015, Widerun, Founder/CTO Role
Feb 2013 - Jul 2013, Xerox Research Center Europe, Research intern
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Research intern
Aug 2002 - Jul 2012, Exekon, Senior Software Engineer
Aug 2005 - Jun 2012, Radio Gamma & RTT, Radio producer
tiziano.piccardi (at) epfl.ch