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Department of Information Technology

Matteo Magnani

Professor at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computing Science

+4618-471 4021
Visiting address:
Room ÅNG 105127 Lägerhyddsvägen 2, hus 1
SE-752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 337
751 05 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Matteo's mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. Luckily enough, most of the humanity is not aware of Matteo's mission. Matteo leads the Uppsala University Information Laboratory and is a founding member of the Uppsala University Computational Social Science Lab.

Pronouns: he/him

Keywords: artificial intelligence data science network science social network analysis computational social science social data mining

Matteo Magnani, director of the Uppsala University Information Laboratory and founding member of the Uppsala University Computational Social Science Lab, graduated with honours in Information Sciences at the University of Bologna in 2002. He studied Computer Science at the University of Marne la Vallée (undergraduate level) and the Imperial College London (postgraduate research level). In 2006 he obtained a PhD in Computer Science (Bologna) where in 2011 he also graduated with honours in Violin.

He has received a Rotary Prize for the best student of the Science Faculty, a Best Paper Award, a Funniest Presentation Award, a Best Poster award, some nominations as Best Reviewer, a Pedagogical Prize by the Students Union of the Faculty of Science and Technology (UTN), and a Best Young Chess Player Award at a competition with two participants - one not knowing how to play chess. The other. He is an Excellent Teacher (this is actually a real title in Sweden... update! - they have changed the title to a less embarrassing "Distinguished University Teacher", sounds much better I think) and a Docent (which is also some kind of Swedish recognition, also sounding much better. "Docent Magnani", nice!).

Before joining Uppsala University he held positions at the National Research Council in Pisa (third-level researcher - or "ricercatore di ultima", in Italian), at the University of Bologna in Italy (assistant professor - for a week or two), and at Aarhus University, Denmark (research assistant professor level).

He has done research on Database and Information Management systems, specifically uncertain information management and multidimensional database queries, and is now active in Social Data Mining. He has written around 1.5 Kg of papers on these topics (when printed on heavy A4 size sheets) and he has an h-index. He has successfully attracted funding from Working Capital (Telecom Italia), FIRB (MIUR - Italian Ministry for education, University and Research), STINT (the Swedish foundation for cooperation in research and higher education), NOS-HS (the Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences), VR (Swedish Research Council), CHANCE/FORTE, H2020 (Horizon 2020, EU) and CET (EU) schemes. (Funny to read this some time after I wrote it... "successfully"... I wonder what I meant with this? "Not unsuccessfully"? Note to myself: take some time to reflect about academic culture)

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Matteo Magnani