Dr Gianluca Demartini

Senior Lecturer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
g.demartini@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58325

Overview

Dr. Gianluca Demartini is a Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Queensland, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. His main research interests are Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation. His research has been supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and by the EU H2020 framework program. He received the Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) in 2016 and the Best Demo Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in 2011. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications including papers at major venues such as WWW, ACM SIGIR, VLDBJ, ISWC, and ACM CHI.

He has given several invited talks, tutorials, and keynotes at a number of academic conferences (e.g., ISWC, ICWSM, WebScience, and the RuSSIR Summer School), companies (e.g., Facebook), and Dagstuhl seminars. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker since 2015. He serves as area editor for the Journal of Web Semantics, editorial board member for the Information Retrieval journal, as Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track co-Chair at WWW 2018, and as Student Coordinator at ISWC 2017. He has been Senior Program Committee member for the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), the International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), and the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM). He is Program Committee member for several conferences including WWW, SIGIR, KDD, IJCAI, ISWC, and ICWSM. He was co-chair for the Human Computation and Crowdsourcing Track at ESWC 2015. He co-organized the Entity Ranking Track at the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval in 2008 and 2009.

Before joining the University of Queensland, he was Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in UK, post-doctoral researcher at the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, junior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Germany, and intern at Yahoo! Research in Spain. In 2011, he obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Leibniz University of Hanover focusing on Semantic Search.

Research Interests

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Knowledge Graphs

Publications

  • Tonon, Alberto, Catasta, Michele, Prokofyev, Roman, Demartini, Gianluca, Aberer, Karl and Cudre-Mauroux, Philippe (2016) Contextualized ranking of entity types based on knowledge graphs. Journal of Web Semantics, 37-38 170-183. doi:10.1016/j.websem.2015.12.005

  • Demartini, Gianluca (2016). A tutorial on leveraging knowledge graphs for web search. In: Pavel Braslavski, Ilya Markov, Panos Pardalos, Yana Volkovich, Dmitry I. Ignatov, Sergei Koltsov and Olessia Koltsova, Information Retrieval, (Russir 2015). 9th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR), St Petersburg, Russia, (24-37). 24-28 August 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41718-9_2

  • Demartini, Gianluca (2015) Hybrid human-machine information systems: challenges and opportunities. Computer Networks, 90 5-13. doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2015.05.018

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Demartini, Gianluca (2016). A tutorial on leveraging knowledge graphs for web search. In: Pavel Braslavski, Ilya Markov, Panos Pardalos, Yana Volkovich, Dmitry I. Ignatov, Sergei Koltsov and Olessia Koltsova, Information Retrieval, (Russir 2015). 9th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR), St Petersburg, Russia, (24-37). 24-28 August 2015. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41718-9_2

  • Tonon, Alberto, Catasta, Michele, Demartini, Gianluca, Mauroux, Philippe Cudre and Aberer, Karl (2013). TRank: ranking entity types using the web of data. In: The Semantic Web - ISWC 2013, Part I. 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Sydney, Australia, (640-656). 21-25 October, 2013.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Enchev, Iliya, Wylot, Marcin, Gapany, Joel and Cudre-Mauroux, Philippe (2012). BowlognaBench-Benchmarking RDF analytics. In: Karl Aberer, Ernesto Damiani and Tharam Dillon, Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis. First International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2011), Campione D’Italia, Italy, (82-102). 29 June - 1 July, 2011.

  • Demartini, Gianluca (2011). ARES: A Retrieval Engine based on Sentiments: sentiment-based search result annotation and diversification. In: Paul Clough, Colum Foley, Cathal Gurrin, Gareth J. F. Jones, Wessel Kraaij, Hyowon Lee and Vanessa Mudoch, Advances in Information Retrieval. 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011), Dublin, Ireland, (772-775). 18-21 April, 2011. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_91

  • Iofciu, Tereza, Demartini, Gianluca, Craswell, Nick and de Vries, Arjen P. (2011). ReFER: effective relevance feedback for entity ranking. In: Advances in Information Retrieval. 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011), Dublin, Ireland, (264-276). 18-21 April, 2011. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_26

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Missen, Malik Muhammad Saad, Blanco, Roi and Zaragoza, Hugo (2010). Entity Summarization of News Articles. In: Sigir 2010: Proceedings of the 33Rd Annual International Acm Sigir Conference On Research Development in Information Retrieval. 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Geneva Switzerland, (795-796). Jul 19-23, 2010.

  • Billerbeck, Bodo, Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S., Iofciu, Tereza and Krestel, Ralf (2010). Exploiting Click-Through Data for Entity Retrieval. In: Sigir 2010: Proceedings of the 33Rd Annual International Acm Sigir Conference On Research Development in Information Retrieval. 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Geneva Switzerland, (803-804). Jul 19-23, 2010.

  • Billerbeck, Bodo, Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S., Iofciu, Teresa and Krestel, Ralf (2010). Ranking Entities Using Web Search Query Logs. In: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. 14th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Glasgow Scotland, (273-+). Sep 06-10, 2010.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Gaugaz, Julien and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2009). A Vector Space Model for Ranking Entities and Its Application to Expert Search. In: Advances in Information Retrieval, Proceedings. 31st European Conference on Information Research, Toulouse France, (189-+). Apr 06-09, 2009.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S., Georgescu, Mihai, Iofciu, Tereza, Krestel, Ralf and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2009). An architecture for finding entities on the web. In: 7th Joint LA-WEB/CLIHC Conference 2009, Merida Mexico, (230-237). Nov 09-11, 2009. doi:10.1109/LA-WEB.2009.14

  • Gaugaz, Julien, Zakrzewski, Jakub, Demartini, Gianluca and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2009). How to Trace and Revise Identities. In: Semantic Web: Research and Applications. 6th European Sematic Web Conference, Heraklion Greece, (414-428). May 31-Jun 04, 2009.

  • Craswell, Nick, Demartini, Gianluca, Gaugaz, Julien and Iofciu, Tereza (2009). L3S at INEX 2008: Retrieving Entities Using Structured Information. In: Advances in Focused Retrieval. 7th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, Dagstuhl Germany, (253-+). Dec 15-18, 2008.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, de Vries, Arjen P., Iofciu, Tereza and Zhu, Jianhan (2009). Overview of the INEX 2008 Entity Ranking Track. In: Advances in Focused Retrieval. 7th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, Dagstuhl Germany, (243-+). Dec 15-18, 2008.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S., Iofciu, Tereza, Krestel, Ralf and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2008). A model for Ranking entities and its application to Wikipedia. In: 6th Latin American Web Conference, Vitoria Brazil, (29-38). Oct 28-30, 2008. doi:10.1109/LA-WEB.2008.8

  • Demartini, Gianluca (2008). Comparing People in the Enterprise. In: Iceis 2008: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference On Enterprise Information Systems, Vol Aidss. 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Barcelona Spain, (455-458). Jun 12-16, 2008.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S. and Iofciu, Tereza (2008). L3S at INEX 2007: Query Expansion for Entity Ranking Using a Highly Accurate Ontology. In: Focused Access to Xml Documents. 6th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, Dagstuhl Germany, (252-263). Dec 17-19, 2007.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Chirita, Paul-Alexandru, Brunkhorst, Ingo and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2008). Ranking categories for web search. In: Advances in Information Retrieval. 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008), Glasgow Scotland, (564-+). Mar 30-Apr 03, 2008.

  • Demartini, Gianluca, Firan, Claudiu S., Iofciu, Tereza and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2008). Semantically Enhanced Entity Ranking. In: Web Information Systems Engineering - Wise 2008, Proceedings. International Workshop on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2008), Auckland New Zealand, (176-188). Sep 01-04, 2008.

  • Chernov, Sergey, Serdyukov, Pavel, Chirita, Paul-Alexandru, Demartini, Gianluca and Nejdl, Wolfgang (2007). Building a desktop search test-bed. In: Advances in Information Retrieval. 29th European Conference in Information Retrieval Research (ECIR 2007), Rome Italy, (686-+). Apr 02-05, 2007.