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Lecturer in Computer Science
Middlesex University

Honorary researcher in Computer Science
University College London

E-mail:
g.(last name) (at) mdx.ac.uk
g.(last name) (at) cs.ucl.ac.uk

   

Research Interests

My research interests largely fall at the intersection of data mining, web science, social computing, and urban computing. I am passionate about working in multi-disciplinary teams and designing new methodologies and algorithms to extract knowledge from large spatio-temporal datasets in order to answer different multidisciplinary research questions.

Recent Selected Publications

  • M. Dittus, G. Quattrone, L. Capra.
    Mass participation during emergency response: event-centric crowd-sourcing in humanitarian mapping.
    In Proc. of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), Portlnd, USA, 2017.
  • G. Quattrone, M. Dittus, L. Capra.
    Work Always in Progress: Analysing Maintenance Practices in Spatial Crowd-sourced Datasets.
    In Proc. of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), Portlnd, USA, 2017.
  • G. Quattrone, M. Dittus and L. Capra.
    [PDF] Exploring Maintenance Practices in Crowd-Mapping.
    In Proc. of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2016), Halifax, Canada. 2016.
  • G. Quattrone, D. Proserpio, D. Quercia, L. Capra and M. Musolesi.
    [Arxiv] [SSRN] Who benefits from the "sharing" economy of Airbnb?
    In Proc. of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Canada. 2016.
  • M. Dittus, G. Quattrone, L. Capra.
    [PDF] Analysing volunteer engagement in humanitarian mapping: building contributor communities at large scale.
    In Proc. of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016) , San Francisco, USA, 2016.
  • A. Venerandi, G. Quattrone, L. Capra, D. Quercia, D. Saez-Trumper.
    [PDF] Measuring Urban Deprivation from User Generated Content.
    In Proc. of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015) , Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.
  • G. Quattrone, L. Capra, P. De Meo.
    [PDF] There's No Such Thing as the Perfect Map: Quantifying Bias in Spatial Crowd-sourcing Datasets.
    In Proc. of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015) , Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.
  • G. Quattrone, A. Mashhadi, D. Quercia, C. Smith-Clarke, L. Capra.
    [PDF] Modelling Growth of Urban Crowd-Sourced Information.
    In Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2014) , New York City, USA, 2014.
  • G. Quattrone, A. Mashhadi, L. Capra.
    [PDF] Mind the Map: The Impact of Culture and Economic Affluence on Crowd-Mapping Behaviours.
    In Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014) , Baltimore, USA, 2014.
  • D. Hristova and G. Quattrone and A. Mashhadi, L. Capra.
    [PDF] The Life of the Party: Impact of Social Mapping on OpenStreetMap.
    In Proc. of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2013), Boston, USA, 2013.
  • A. Mashhadi, G. Quattrone, L. Capra.
    [PDF] Putting Ubiquitous Crowd-sourcing into Context.
    In Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2013.
  • G. Quattrone, L. Capra, P. De Meo, E. Ferrara, D. Ursino.
    [PDF] Effective retrieval of resources in folksonomies using a new tag similarity measure.
    In Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2011.
  • P. De Meo, G. Quattrone, D. Ursino.
    [PDF] Integration of the HL7 standard in a multi-agent system to support personalized access to e-health services.
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 23(8), 1244-1260, 2011.
  • P. De Meo, G. Quattrone, D. Ursino.
    [PDF] A query expansion and user profile enrichment approach to improve the performance of recommender systems operating on a folksonomy.
    User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research (UMUAI), 20(1):41-86, 2010.
  • P. De Meo, G. Quattrone, and D. Ursino.
    [PDF] Exploitation of semantic relationships and hierarchical data structures to support a user in his annotation and browsing activities in folksonomies.
    Information Systems, 34(6):511-535, 2009.

Awards

  • 2014: Habilitation as Associate Professor according to the Italian National Scientific Habilitation Procedure (ASN 2012) for the scientific sector of Computer Science (INF/01).
  • 2010: Winner of the Marie Curie Fellowship for Career Development (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF) project at University College London, UK. (£100,000)

Research Projects

  • 2016. MACACO (ESPRC) – Mobile context-Adaptive CAching for COntent-centric networking.
    Project partners: INRIA, University of College London, SUPSI, IRIT, National Research Council of Italy, UFmG.
  • 2015. LASAGNE (EC) – multi-LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized NEtworks.
    Project partners: Medical University of Vienna from Austria, Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham from UK, Universitat de Barcelona, IFISC (UIB-CSIC) from Spain, CNRS from France.
  • 2015. Intel Center on Sustainable Connected Cities.
    Project partners: Intel, Imperial, University College London.
  • 2014. 3cixty (EIT-ICT Labs) -- a Platform for Apps and Services Offering Comprehensive Views for City Visitors.
    Project partners: DFKI, Stichting Novay and Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Kunstliche Intell from Germany, University College London from UK, Inria, Thales and Eurecom from France, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Politecnico di Milano, Telecom Italia from Italy.
  • 2013. Travel Dashboard (EIT-ICT Labs) -- a Framework for the Delivery of Personalised Mobility Services to Urban Travellers.
    Project partners: Alcatel/Lucent from Ireland and Belgium, Ambientic, Inria, Systematic and Thales from France, Transport for London (TfL) and University College London from the UK.
  • 2012. iTOUR (EC) -- intelligent Transport system for Optimized URban trips.
    Project partners: FIAT Group Automobiles S.p.A., MAGMA S.R.L., Graphitech Foundation, FORMIT Foundation, ULA Srl, PTV, Planung Transport Verkehr AG, TU/e, Technisch Universiteit Eindhoven, Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd., University College London.
  • 2010. Community Folks (EC) -- identification and exploitation of user communities for efficiently handling large-scale folksonomies.
    Marie Curie Fellowship for Career Development (FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF).