Brief Bio

Dr. Gianluca Demartini is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Previously, he was visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, junior researcher at the L3S Research Center, and intern at Yahoo! Research Barcelona.

Research Interests

Web Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation.


List of publications, talks, projects:

Grants & Prizes

Nominated for Best Research Paper at the ISWC 2013.
Third place at the “Semantic Web Challenge 2013” with “B-hist: Entity-Centric Search over Personal Web Browsing History”.
Selected for the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2013.
250$ crowdsourcing funds for the “Crowdsourcing for Multimedia Ideas Competition” at CrowdMM 2013.
International Short Visits grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), 2012
Best Demo Award at ISWC 2011.
2nd most Outrageous Idea Award at ISWC 2011.
PhD dissertation award – “Diploma Thesis Award 2011”, Semiramis Research and Service Unit.
ACM Student Travel Support to attend SIGIR 2010.
3rd Best Paper Award at LA-WEB 2009.
Selected for the IBM EMEA Best Student Recognition Event 2006 in Rome.
World Finalist (representing Italy) of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2005.
Finalist at the Italian Microsoft Imagine Cup 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.