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Research

I am a Research Associate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, working for the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group as well as the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab.

My research focuses on creating transparent, intelligent systems that generate explanations through a combination of machine learning, semantic technologies, open data and cognitive theories, mostly applied in e-Science and robotics scenarios.


Machine Learning

Knowledge Representation

Semantic technologies

e-Science

Robots

Ethics&Society

Publications

Journals/Books
Conferences
Demo/Positions


Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Daga, E., d’Aquin, M. , and Motta, E. (2019) Robot-City Interaction: mapping the research landscape, International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00534-x.

Chiatti, A., Bardaro, G., Bastianelli, E., Tiddi, I., Mitra, P., and Motta, E. (2019) Exploring Task-agnostic, ShapeNet-based Object Recognitionfor Mobile Robots, Data Analytics solutions for Real-LIfe APplications (DARLI-AP 2019) c/o EDBT/ICDT 2019, Porto, Portugal.

Mensio, M., Bastianelli, E., Tiddi, I., and Rizzo, G. Towards Explainable Language Understanding for Human Robot Interaction, AAAI 2019 Spring Symposium on Combining Machine Learning with Knowledge Engineering (AAAI-MAKE2019), Palo Alto, CA, USA.

2018

Tiddi, I. (2018). Explaining Data Patterns Using Knowledge from the Web of Data, Studies on the Semantic Web, Volume 34, 1-238, IOS Press.

D’Aquino, M., Tiddi, I., Peroni,S. and Shotton, D. (2018). Creating Open Citation Data with BCite, Studies on the Semantic Web, Volume 36, 83-93, IOS Press.

Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Mensio, M., and Motta, E. (2018) Allowing exploratory search from podcasts: the case of Secklow Sounds Radio, Proceedings of the ISWC 2018 Posters & Demonstrations, Industry and Blue Sky Ideas Tracks, 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey (CA), United States.

Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Bardaro, G., and Motta, E. (2018) A User-friendly Interface to Control ROS Robotic Platforms, Proceedings of the ISWC 2018 Posters & Demonstrations, Industry and Blue Sky Ideas Tracks, 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey (CA), United States.

Bastianelli, E., Bardaro, G., Tiddi, I. and Motta, E. (2018) Meet HanS, the Health&Safety Autonomous Inspector, Proceedings of the ISWC 2018 Posters & Demonstrations, Industry and Blue Sky Ideas Tracks, 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey (CA), United States.

Mensio, M., Bastianelli, E., Tiddi, I. and Rizzo, G. (2018) A Multi-layer LSTM-based Approach for Robot Command Interaction Modeling, the Workshop on Language and Robotics @ 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2018).

2017

Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Bardaro, G., d’Aquin, M. , and Motta, E. (2017) An ontology-based approach to improve the accessibility of ROS-based robotic systems , The 9th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP2017), Austin, Texas, United States

Third, A., Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Valentine, C. and Domingue, J. (2017) Towards the temporal streaming of graph data on distributed ledgers, 2nd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers, Extended Semantic Web Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia.

2016

Tiddi, I., d’Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2016) Learning to assess Linked Data relationships using Genetic Programming , The 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2016), Kobe, Japan.

Tiddi, I., Daga, E., Bastianelli, E. and d’Aquin, M. (2016) Update of time-invalid information in Knowledge Bases through Mobile Agents, Integrating Multiple Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Techniques in Robotics (MIRROR-16), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Daejeon, South Korea

Tiddi, I., Bastianelli, E., Daga, E. and d'Aquin, M. (2016) DKA-robo: dynamically updating time-invalid knowledge bases using robots, 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2016), Bologna, Italy.

2015

Tiddi, I., d’Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2015) An Ontology Design Pattern to Define Explanations, The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP2015), Palisades (NY), United States.

Tiddi, I., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2015) Data Patterns explained with Linked Data, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Nancy, France.

Tiddi, I., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2015) Using Linked Data Traversal to Label Academic Communities, Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Dissemination Workshop (SAVE-SD2015), 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014), Florence, Italy

2014

Tiddi, I., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2014) Quantifying the bias in data links, 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2014), Linköping, Sweden.

Tiddi, I., d’Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2014) Using Neural Networks to aggregate Linked Data rules, 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2014), Linköping, Sweden.

Tiddi, I., d’Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2014) Dedalo: looking for Clusters’ Explanations in a Labyrinth of Linked Data, 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014), Crete, Greece.

Tiddi, I., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2014) Walking Linked Data: a graph traversal approach to explain clusters, Consuming Linked Data workshop (COLD2014), 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), Riva del Garda, Italy.

2013

Tiddi, I. (2013) Explaining data patterns using background knowledge from Linked Data, Doctoral consortium of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tiddi, I., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2013) Explaining Clusters with Inductive Logic Programming and Linked Data, International Semantic Web Conference 2013, Sydney, Australia.

Cataldi, M., Ballatore, A., Tiddi, I. and Aufaure, M. (2013) Good Location, Terrible Food: Detecting Feature Sentiment in User-Generated Reviews, Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3, 4, pp. 1149-1163., Springer.

2012

Tiddi,I., Mustapha N.B.,Vanrompay, Y.,and Aufaure, M.A. (2012) Ontology learning from open linked data and web snippets, P roceedings of the 2012 On The Move Confederated International Conferences, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7567, pp.434-443, Springer.

Projects

Cooperation Databank
2018-2020, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

Enhancing Human Cooperation meta-analyses with semantic technologies.

SciRoc
2017-2018, The Open University, UK

Enabling robots in smart cities through robotics competitions.

MK:Smart
2016-2017, The Open University, UK

Management of smart city data with semantic technologies.

Dedalo
2012-2016, The Open University, UK

My PhD work on using the Web of Data to explain data mining patterns.

Other stuff I do

Since Jan 2019, I became part of the Editorial board for the CEUR Workshop series (CEUR-WS)

I am part of the Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) Steering Committee until 2022.

I organise the Re-Coding Black Mirror workshop series, held in Web- and privacy-related conferences since 2016.

I was Publicity Chair of K-CAP2017 in Austin, US.

I helped the organisation of the Semantic Web Summer School in 2015 and 2016 (best school ever btw).

I organise the Application of Semantic Technologies in Robotics workshops since 2016 (see here and here).

I was organiser of the Linked Data for Knowledge Discovery workshops at ECML2014 and 2015.

The furthest point I have ever driven my own car was Mongolia. It did not go very well :)

CV

  • 2018-ongoing

    VU Amsterdam

    I am working as a Research Associate in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group and the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab, collaborating with Dr. Daniel Balliet, Dr. Annette ten Teije and Prof. Frank van Harmelen.
  • 2012-2018

    Open university, UK

    I did my Ph.D. and early post-doc in the Intelligent System and Data Science group, under the supervision of Prof. Mathieu d'Aquin and Prof. Enrico Motta.
  • 2010-2012

    La Sorbonne Nouvelle, FR

    Master in Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing.
  • 2006-2009

    Rome La Sapienza, IT

    Bachelor in Linguistics and Translation studies for German and Russian languages.

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i dot tiddi at vu dot nl


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