senior lecturer at Department of Information Technology, Division of Computing Science
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.
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Matteo Magnani, director of the Uppsala University Information Laboratory, graduated with honors in Computer Science at the University of Bologna in 2002. He studied 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 honors in Violin.
He has received a Rotary Prize for the best student of the Science Faculty (UniBO), a Best Paper Award at ASONAM 2011, a Funniest Presentation award at SBP 2010, the French qualification for Maître de Conférence positions, the Italian idoneità for CNR researcher positions, some other Best Reviewer and Best Poster awards that I collect in a single item because they are really not that important, the Pedagogical Prize by the Students Union of the Faculty of Science and Technology (UTN), and a Best Young Chess Player award at a local tournement with two participants. He is an Excellent Teacher (please, stop laughing: this is actually an official title!) and a Docent (which is also some kind of Swedish recognition).
Before joining Uppsala University he has held positions at CNR, Italy (third-level researcher - or "ricercatore di ultima", in Italian), at the University of Bologna, Italy (assistant professor), and at Aarhus University, Denmark (research assistant professor level).
His main research interests span Database and Information Management systems, specifically uncertain information management and multidimensional database queries, Network Science and Social Computing. 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), PRIN, FIRB (MIUR - Italian Ministry for education, University and Research) and H2020 (European Union) schemes.
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