- Information and knowledge technologies for the web
- Human language technologies
- Knowledge management in dynamic distributed communities
Prof Dr. Fabio Ciravegna is Professor of Language and Knowledge Technologies and Head of OAK Group in the Department of Computer Science. His research concerns Information and Knowledge Management over large scale in distributed organisations or the Web. He is currently Director of the EU Project WeSenseIt (14 partners, €6.5m budget) on creating citizen observatories of water, and of the EPSRC funded project Lodie (Linked Open Data based Information Extraction). He is also PI in a Innovate UK project on Knowledge Management (Speak-PC). From 2016 he will become the director of the European Project Seta (13 partners, €5.3m) that will create an open, sustainable, ubiquitous data and service ecosystem for efficient, effective, safe, resilient mobility in metropolitan areas. In 2006-2010 he was director of the EU Integrated Project IST X-Media (15 partners, €13.6m budget) and in 2002-2005 he was director of the EU project Dot.Kom. From 2009 to 2012 he was Director of Research and Innovation in the Digital World for the University of Sheffield, coordinating activities over 5 faculties. He holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia and a Laurea Degree from the University of Torino, Italy.