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. For my research, I am a proud collaborator of the Wikimedia Foundation. With them, I study how 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 master, I had the opportunity to work at 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.
Reader Engagement with Wikipedia’s Medical Content Lauren A. Maggio, Ryan M. Steinberg, Tiziano Piccardi, John M. Willinsky. 2020 eLife https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.52426
Quantifying Engagement with Citations on Wikipedia. Tiziano Piccardi, Miriam Redi, Giovanni Colavizza, Robert West. WWW ‘20 Proc. of The World Wide Web Conference https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.08614
WikiHist.html: English Wikipedia’s Full Revision History in HTML Format Blagoj Mitrevski, Tiziano Piccardi, Robert West. ICWSM 2020 Proc. of AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.10256
Structuring Wikipedia Articles with Section Recommendations Tiziano Piccardi, Michele Catasta, Leila Zia, Robert West. SIGIR ‘18 Proc. 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. ICWSM ‘18 Proc. of the 12th International Conference on Web and Social Media 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 Proc. 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
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
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, Visiting Researcher
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Visiting Researcher
Aug 2004 - Jul 2012, Exekon, Senior Software Engineer
tiziano.piccardi (at) epfl.ch