Prof. dr. ir. Bozzon, A.

Chair and Professor Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Biography

Prof.dr.ir. Alessandro Bozzon is Chair and Professor of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence in the Design Engineering department.

He is principal investigator of the Social Glass research programme. He leads the Urban Data Science team at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, where he is also Principal Investigator of Urban Data and Intelligence. He is faculty fellow with the IBM Benelux Center of Advanced Studies. He is part of the Delft Data Science and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus BOLD (Big, Open and Linked Data) Cities initiatives.

His research lies at the intersection of human computation, user modelling, and machine learning.  With his team he studies and builds novel artificial intelligence methods and tools that combine the cognitive and reasoning abilities of individuals and crowds, with the computational power of machines, and the value of big amounts of heterogeneous data.  Alessandro has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. VLDBJ, ACM TWEB, IEEE IC, IEEE Access) and conferences (e.g. WWW/TheWebConference, HCOMP, ESWC, ISWC, AAAI, IJCAI, CSCW, RecSys)). In 2017 he received the IBM Faculty Award for his work on Enterprise Crowd Computing. He currently serves as member of the steering committee of the International Conference of Web Engineering (ICWE) conference series, and as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Web Engineering (JWE). He regularly serves as Program Chair or Area Chair for major international conferences.

Alessandro obtained his PhD from Politecnico di Milano in 2009, with a thesis focused on model driven approaches for the design, development and automatic code generation of Search Based Applications. He joined TU Delft in 2013, in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, where he worked as an Associate Professor in Crowd Computing until joining the Faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering.

Education

  • 2006 ─ 2009
    PhD in Information Technology. Politecnico di Milano, Italy.  Thesis: Model Driven Development of Search-based Web Technology Applications. 
  • 2003 ─ 2005
    MSc in Computer Science, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 
  • 2000 ─ 2003
    BSc in Computer Science, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Experience

  • 2019 ─ Present
    Professor of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
    Department of Design Engineering, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2018 ─ 2019
    Associate Professor in Crowd Computing. Department of Software Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology.
  • 2016 ─ Present
    Head Urban Data Science. Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) 
  • 2014 ─ Present
    Faculty Fellow IBM Benelux, Centre of Advanced Studies
  • 2013 – 2018
    Assistant Professor in Crowd Computing. Department of Software Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology.
  • 2010 – 2013
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
    Working on Human- and Social-enhanced Multi-media and Multi-Domain Data Management

Involved in the research project(s):

Books


Web Information Retrieval

S. Ceri, A. Bozzon, M. Brambilla, E. Della Valle, P. Fraternali, S. Quarteroni. 

ISBN: 978 3 642 39313 6

Published in 2013

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