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Cristian Consonni

Ph.D. in Computer Science, free software activist, physicist and storyteller

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About me

I am Cristian Consonni and I am an Advanced Research Scientist at Eurecat - Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya in Barcelona. I am part of the Big Data & Data Science unit.

I have earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Trento, in Trento under the guidance of my advisors Alberto Montresor and Yannis Velegrakis.

My Ph.D. thesis was titled: “The Dao of Wikipedia - Extracting Knowledge from the Structure of Wikilinks”. My Ph.D. program has been partially funded by SpazioDati s.r.l..

Research Interests

My research encompasses the field of computational social science, data mining, and knowledge extraction, with a particular focus on graphs. I am as well interested in graph algorithms, machine learning, and time-evolving graphs.

Free and Open Culture

I am a Wikipedian since 2007, and a member of Wikimedia Italia the local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, where I have served as member of the board from 2010 to 2017.

I am an advocate for free software and open knowledge.