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Cristian Consonni

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

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Bio

Cristian Consonni is an advanced research scientist at Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya in Barcelona. Cristian obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Trento in 2019. In his thesis, he studies how knowledge emerges from the structure of links in Wikipedia. Still, he is a theoretical physicist by training, having obtained an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Milano-Bicocca. His research interests cover computational social science, data mining, and knowledge extraction, focusing on graphs. He is also a free software activist, and he has participated in the organization of many international projects related to free and open culture.

Activities

Editorial Activity

  • Program Committee for the following conferences:
  • Reviewing - including external reviewing - for the following journals and conferences:
    • Computing journal, Elsevier
    • ICDCS 2016, International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Teaching

  • from a. y. 2016/2017 to date - Algoritmi e Strutture Dati, B.Sc. in Computer Science; prof. Alberto Montresor
  • a. y. 2015/2016 - Informatica, B.Sc. in Mathematics; prof. Roberto Zunino

Awards

  • 2016-2017 Microsoft Azure Research Award (CRM:0518942) - USD 20,000 as sponsored Microsoft Azure account, i. e. computational resources on Microsoft Azure

Positions