Computer Science

Knowledge Discovery and Management
The research group on Knowledge Discovery and Management develops activities on models, systems, and methodologies for the management and analysis of (Big) Data with special emphasis on distributed and collaborative settings. In particular the group is focused on the the development of semantic models and knowledge graphs for the semantic enrichment of structured objects, like Data Mining models, processes, and Key Performance Indicators, to support sharing, integration and analysis of heterogeneous resources. The group has gained years of experience in the data mining field, ranging from pre-processing to machine learning techniques for unbalanced data and cost-sensitive learning, to deep learning, as well as in the emerging fields of process discovery from event logs and sentiment analysis. The group has competences on systems and query languages for relational and NoSQL databases, and and on high performance computing systems for management and querying of Big Data, like Hadoop and Spark.
Laboratory DAISY at DII
Contact PersonClaudia DiamantiniDomenico Potena

Over time the group has developed collaborations with several research groups in Italy and worldwide, (among which Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Université de Bordeaux, UHP Nancy 1, University of Dayton, Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA), INFN, CNR,…), as well as with private and public bodies (among which NIST, BOC Group, ATOS Spain, AIDIMA, Bpedia, Regione Marche, Dipartimento della Pubblica Sicurezza, Engineering Ingegneria informatica, YKK, Loccioni Group, Namirial, Pluservice, Mediamente Consulting, Madisoft, Apra, ETT, Laboratorio delle Idee…)


    • BIVEE: Business Innovation and Virtual Enterprise Environments, FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF (2011-2014)
    • Easy Life: Solutions to support the fragile segment of the population. In partnership with with PAL s.r.l. Regional funds (2011-2013)
    • Secondment program of the FP7-248583 Coordination Action UNITE: UpgradiNg ICT excellence by strengthening cooperation between research Teams in an enlarged Europe (2010-2013)
    • Fast and innovative methodology for pellet quality control as support to traceability, transparency and sustainability aspects. Inter-departmental project. UNIVPM (2018-2020)
    • Competences for SMEs growth in innovative and eco-sustainable sectors. Gaps and policy options. Interdepartmental project. UIVPM (2018-2020)
    • Process mining solutions for the job market. In partnership with ETT and Regione Marche. Regional funds (2019-)
    • Machine Learning and Data Mining for the management of security, efficiency and effectiveness of digital transactions. In partnership with Namirial (2019-)
    • Paperless. In partnership with YKK Mediterraneo s.p.a. (2018-)
    • Study and application of advanced analysis techniques for traffic data. In partnership with the Dipartimento della Pubblica Sicurezza – Direzione Centrale per la Polizia Stradale, Ferroviaria delle Comunicazioni e per i Reparti Speciali della Polizia di Stato (2017-)
    • HICMO – HIC Manebimus Optime, Regional funds (2013-2015)
    • e-inclusion. In partnership with APRA s.r.l. Regional funds (2012-2015)
    • IBPM: Integrated Business Process Management for PMI. In partnership with APRA s.r.l. Regional funds (2008-2009)

    • Claudia DiamantiniDomenico PotenaEmanuele Storti (post-doc research fellow), Alex Mircoli (post-doc research fellow), Andrea Chiorrini (PhD student)
    • Past members: Marco Cameranesi (PhD student), Filippo Benvenuti (PhD student), Laura Genga (PhD student, at present assistant professor at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Domenico Consoli (PhD student), Alberto Gemelli (PhD student), Jessica Cellini (PhD student)
    • Visiting students: Geno Stefanov, Gopi Battineni, Arnaud Pompigne, Haotian Zhang ,Weixin Zhang, Xuanyi Jiang