Bio Sketch

Riccardo Torlone is a professor in Computer Engineering at Università Roma Tre, where he is the head of the Big Data Laboratory & Research Group, Deputy Director of the Department of Engineering, and member of the Advisory Board of the same department. He received his Dr. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sapienza Università. Before joining Università Roma Tre, he was member of the research staff at IASI-CNR in Rome. He also had a visiting research appointment at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
His research has considered various topics in the database field, including the following: database design, relational technology, triggers in databases, data warehouse and OLAP, Web-based information systems, data integration, data and metadata exchange, adaptive information systems, semantic Web, query relaxation, graph databases, data analytics, social networks, NoSQL systems, data science for machine learning, management of data lakes, ethics in data management. He has published his research results in the major journals of the field, including Journal of ACM (JACM), ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), VLDB Journal, Information Systems, SIAM Journal of Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data  Engineering (TKDE), Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD), SIGMOD Record, PVLDB and in the refereed proceedings of all the major conferences (ACM-SIGMOD, ACM-PODS, ACM-KDD, VLDB, IEEE-ICDE, EDBT, ICDT, CIKM, CAISE). He has authored the most spread book on databases in Italy, published also in an international edition and in several versions. He has also authored three other books.
He has organized and chaired many national and international scientific events (conferences and schools). He is member of the editorial board of an international journal on computer science and has served on the program committees of many international conferences. He has been responsible of several research projects funded by the European Commission and by several public and private Italian institutions. He was the chair of the PhD program in Computer Engineering , the vice-president of the School of Engineering, the chair of the undergraduate and master programs in Computer Engineering at Universitą Roma Tre, and member of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence of the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID), the technical office of the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers.