Bio Sketch

Riccardo Torlone is a full professor in the area of Information Systems at Universitą Roma Tre, where he is the head of the Big Data Laboratory & Research Group. He received his Dr. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universitą di Roma "La Sapienza". Before joining Universitą 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: relational database theory, active and deductive databases, database design, object-oriented databases, data warehouse and OLAP, Web-based information systems, database integration, adaptive information systems, semantic data, query relaxation, graph databases, data analytics, keyword search and NoSQL systems. Currently, his interests focus on the management of big data. He has published his research results in the major journals of the field, including ACM Transactions on Database Systems, VLDB Journal, Information Systems, SIAM Journal of Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data  Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Databases, 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). 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 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, and the chair of the undergraduate and master programs in Computer Engineering at Universitą Roma Tre. Currently, he is member of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence of the Italian Government.