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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. His research interests focus computational social science, data mining and knowledge extraction, with a particular focus on graphs. Cristian obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Trento with a thesis on emerging knowledge from the structure of links in Wikipedia, but he is a theoretical physicist by training. He is also a free software activist, and he has participated in the organization of many international projects related to free and open culture, among them he has been part of the international organizing committee of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, the world’s biggest contest of free/libre photographies of cultural heritage.

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