Francesco Guerra

Affiliation. Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", UNIMORE, Italy

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Office MO-27-01-034

c/o DIEF, via Vivarelli 12

41125 Modena, Italy

Short Bio

I’m Full Professor at the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he teaches Software Engineering and Big Data Analysis.

My research interests include scalable data management and integration (I’m working on the development of Machine Learning and Deep Learning explainable techniques to the Entity Resolution problem), data mining and analytics on big data (I’m working on techniques for anomaly and novelty detection, for supporting machine learning techniques in production), semantic web (I’m involved in projects for the creation and alignment of ontologies), and keyword based searches on structured datasets.

I participated in European and national projects. In particular, I coordinated the KEYSTONE COST Action, years 2013-2017, (IC 1302 KEYSTONE COST Action– Semantic Keyword Search on Structured Data Sources), and the Re-search Alps (INEA/CEF/ICT/A2016/1296967) project, years 2017-2019. I was Visiting Professor at the University of Rijeka in 2019. I’m a visiting reviewer for the AI thesis at the University of Malta (2022-2024).

Accademic Position

  • Since September 2022, I’m Full Professor at the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari”, of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. I teach Software Engineering and Big Data Analysis.

  • Since November 1, President of the bachelor and master’s degree course councils in computer engineering at the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari”.

  • Since 2021, Coordinator of the curriculum of Computer Engineering and Science of the Doctorate Course in ICT at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Information Engineering (2004). University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Master Degree in Information Engineering (2000). University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Diploma di Maturità Classica (1992). Liceo Classico “L. A. Muratori”, Modena, Italy

Institutional Web Page at UNIMORE

selected publications

  1. PVLDB
    Time2Feat: Learning Interpretable Representations for Multivariate Time Series Clustering
    Angela Bonifati, Francesco Del Buono, Francesco Guerra, and 1 more author
    Proc. VLDB Endow. 2022
  2. PVLDB
    Analyzing How BERT Performs Entity Matching
    Matteo Paganelli, Francesco Del Buono, Andrea Baraldi, and 1 more author
    Proc. VLDB Endow. 2022
  3. CIKM
    Landmark Explanation: An Explainer for Entity Matching Models
    Andrea Baraldi, Francesco Del Buono, Matteo Paganelli, and 1 more author
    In CIKM 2021
  4. EDBT
    Automated Machine Learning for Entity Matching Tasks
    Matteo Paganelli, Francesco Del Buono, Marco Pevarello, and 2 more authors
    In EDBT 2021