I am Associate Professor in Crowd Computing with the Web Information Systems group, Department of Software Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology.
I am principal investigator of the Social Glass research programme. I lead the Urban Data Science team the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. I am faculty fellow with the IBM Benelux Center of Advanced Studies. I am part of the Delft Data Science initiative, where I am actively involved in activities pertaining to the Social Data Science work line. I am an active member of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus BOLD (Big, Open and Linked Data) Cities initiative.
My research lies at the intersection of crowdsourcing, user modeling, and web information retrieval. I study and build novel Social Data Science methods and tools. My goal is to help improving well-being and fostering inclusion by means of Web-based, personalized social computing systems that combine the cognitive and reasoning abilities of individuals and crowds, with the computational powers of machines, and the value of big amounts of heterogeneous data.
In the spotlight
IBM 2017 Faculty Award
I received the 2017 IBM Faculty Award, in the section Cognitive Computing and IoT, for my work on Enterprise Crowdsourcing. The work has been performed in collaboration with the IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies. The IBM Faculty Award is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research.
Hypertext '17 "Douglas Engelbart" Best Paper Award"
The paper "Clarity is a Worthwhile quality – On the Role of Task Clarity in Microtask Crowdsourcing", authored by Ujwal Gadiraju, Jie Yang, Alessandro Bozzon, won the "Douglas Engelbart best paper award" at The 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media.
TU Delft Highlight of 2015
My work on social data science has been recognised as a 2015 highlight of TU Delft!
ICWE 2014 Best Paper Award
The paper "Pattern-Based Specification of Crowdsourcing Applications", authored by Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Andrea Mauri and Riccardo Volonterio, won the Best Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Web Engineering.
My Research in the Media
- The work on the Intelligent Cities investigation line has been featured in August 2017 on Het Parool (in Dutch) and on De Ingenieur magazine. PDF available (in Dutch)
- After my talk given during the Social Media Week in Rotterdam, Social Glass and my work on Human-Enhanced Data Management has been featured on several Dutch media, including ad.nl and NRC.
- The work of the Social Glass team for SAIL 2015, executed in collaboration with the research group lead by Prof. Serge Hoogendoorn (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience), has attracted the attention of several media, including Parool, Telegraph, ad.nl.
- My work with IBM Benelux on Inclusive Enterprise, has been featured on the Wall Street Journal website: blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/07/08/ibm-researchers-try-to-measure-employee-well-being-using-technology/
More detailed information is available at www.alessandrobozzon.com