Dr. Paolo Papotti

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Senior Scientist
Data Analytics
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I have joined QCRI because of the great scientists and the great research opportunities they offered me.

Research Focus at QCRI

At QCRI, Paolo’s current main interests are in data quality: how to help users in increasing the value of their data. It is well known that data available within organizations is dirty and we are building a system, Nadeef, that sets the new state of the art for the data cleaning process.

Previous Experience

Previously, Paolo’s most important results have been in the area of information integration. In particular, he explored new formalisms and algorithms for the problem of translating data between heterogeneous repositories. He has been working also on automatic Web data extraction and integration.

Professional Experience

  • Feb.'11/Feb.'12 - Assistant Professor (Ricercatore TD) at Universita' Roma Tre.
  • Feb.'08/Jan.'11 - Post-Doc researcher at Universita' Roma Tre.
  • Sept.'07/June'08 - Post-Doc Scholar at University California Santa Cruz:
  • Feb.'07/Jan.'08 - Post-Doc at Universita' Roma Tre.
  • Sept.'05/March'06 - Visiting IBM Almaden research center, California.

Professional Associations and Awards

  • PC Member Group Leader: SIGMOD (2016)
  • Recent PC Member: WSDM (2016), SIGMOD (demo-2016), EDBT (2016, 2014-2012), VLDB (2015), ICDE (2015), SIGMOD (2013,2011), SIGMOD/VLDB Repeatability (2013-2010), WWW 2012.
  • PC Chair: DaLi 2011, QDB 2011
  • Associate Editor of the ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality (JDIQ).
  • Best Demo Award at SIGMOD 2015


Education

  • PhD Computer Science, Universita’ Roma Tre, Italy, 2007
  • Master Computer Science, Universita’ Roma Tre, Italy, 2003

Selected Research

  • Discovering Denial Constraints: The 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Hangzhou, China, 2014 - Xu Chu, Ihab Ilyas, Paolo Papotti
  • Mapping and Cleaning: The 30th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Chicago, USA, 2014 - Floris Geerts, Giansalvatore Mecca, Paolo Papotti, and Donatello Santoro
  • Future Locations Prediction with Uncertain Data: The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD), Prague, Czech Republic, 2013 - Disheng Qiu, Paolo Papotti, and Lorenzo Blanco.
  • Extraction and Integration of Partially Overlapping Web Sources: The 39th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Riva Del Garda, Italy, 2013 - Mirko Bronzi, Valter Crescenzi, Paolo Merialdo, and Paolo Papotti.
  • The Llunatic Data Cleaning Framework: The 39th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Riva Del Garda, Italy, 2013 - Floris Geerts, Giansalvatore Mecca, Paolo Papotti, and Donatello Santoro.
  • Holistic Data Cleaning: Put Violations Into Context: The 29th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, 2013 - Xu Chu, Paolo Papotti, and Ihab Ilyas
  • What is the IQ of your data transformation system? The 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2012 - Giansalvatore Mecca, Paolo Papotti, Salvatore Raunich, and Donatello Santoro
  • B. Marnette, G. Mecca, P. Papotti. Scalable Data Exchange with Functional Dependencies. In VLDB Conference, 2010.
  • G. Mecca, P. Papotti, S. Raunich. Core Schema Mappings. In SIGMOD Conference, 2009.
  • M.A. Hernandez, P. Papotti, W.C. Tan. Data Exchange with Data-Metadata Translations. In VLDB Conference, 2008.
  • A. Raffio, D. Braga, S.Ceri, P. Papotti, M.A. Hernandez. Clip: a Visual Language for Explicit Schema Mappings. In ICDE Conference, 2008.
  • A. Fuxman, M.A.Hernandez, H.Ho, R.J. Miller, P. Papotti, L.Popa. Nested Mappings: Schema Mapping Reloaded. In VLDB Conference, 2006.

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“The Future of Higher Education in the Age of Technological Disruption” by CMU President Dr. Farnam Jahanian

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