Noemi Mauro

Noemi Mauro

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Torino

Computer Science Department

Via Pessinetto 12 | 10149 | Torino | Italy

Office 25 | First floor


Research Interests: Personalization, Recommender Systems, User Modeling, Information Retrieval.

noemi.mauro@unito.it

Email Address

/noemi-mauro-999018a1

LinkedIn Profile

Research Experiences
  • Research Fellowship - Assegno di Ricerca December 2019 - March 2021

    University of Torino, Department of Computer Science

    Analisi e sviluppo di tecniche di information filtering per il suggerimento di informazioni personalizzate all'utente e al contesto di interazione

  • Research Scholarship - Borsa di Ricerca October 2019 - November 2019

    University of Torino, Department of Computer Science

    Tecniche di suggerimento di item personalizzate all’utente

  • Visiting PhD Student October 2018 - February 2019

    Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Department of Applied Informatics

    Supervised by Prof. Dietmar Jannach

  • Visiting PhD Student September 2017 - February 2018

    University College Dublin, School of Computer Science

    Supervised by Prof. Michela Bertolotto

  • Research Scholarship - Borsa di Ricerca February 2016 - September 2017

    University of Torino, Department of Computer Science

    MIMOSA (MultIModal Ontology-driven query system for the heterogeneous dataof a SmArtcity) - Progetto di Ateneo, 2015-17


Education
  • PhD in Computer Science with Honors 2016-2019 PDF

    University of Turin, Department of Computer Science

    Supervised by Prof. Liliana Ardissono
    Thesis: Suggestion Models to Support Personalized Information Filtering

  • Master's degree in Computer Science 2014 - 2016

    University of Turin, Dep. of Computer Science

    Final mark: 110/110 summa cum laude and special mention
    Thesis: Community Maps Exploration via Natural Language Search Queries

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science 2011 - 2014

    University of Turin, Dep. of Computer Science

    Final mark: 110/110
    Thesis: Custom Projections of Shared Information Spaces in a Crowdmapping System

  • High School Diploma 2006 - 2011

    Istituto Tecnico Commerciale "F. A. Bonelli", Cuneo

    Final mark: 90/100


Schools
  • 11th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR 2017) 2017

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

  • 3rd International Winter School on Big Data (BigDat2017) 2017

    University of Bari (Bari)

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Publications
Projects
  • OPENALPLAB - "Rete di laboratori per la valorizzazione della didattica outdoor sugli ecosistemi alpini e prealpini piemontesi" 2021

    Role: key person.
    Fund: Fondazione CRT.
    Description: The OPENALPLAB project focuses on the areas near to the Istituto Mosso (Passo Salati, Monte Rosa) and the laboratorio didattico Geodidalab (Lago San Michele, Ivrea). These sites have an high number of visitors but they show some problems in the contents fruition caused by the diverse environmental ecosystems. The project aims in improving the data fruition and the public engagement in these areas by paying attention to the environmental protection. Specifically, the project aims to actively involve the population and the schools with the use of ICT technologies in order to share and improve the information about territories. Within OPENALPLAB, my research focuses on the development of an intelligent system useful to explore the territorial information through the use of interactive widgets that allow to search and filter the desired data.

  • OnToMap 2016-Now

    https://ontomap.ontomap.eu/

    Role: initially software developer; since 2016 researcher and developer; since 2019 project manager.
    Fund: MIMOSA (MultIModal Ontology-driven query system for the heterogeneous data of a SmArtcity) - Progetto di Ateneo, 2015-17.
    Description: The web application OnToMap - Mappe di Comunità 3.0 was developed with the aim of responding to citizenship emerging needs, being configured as an easy and quick tool to consult spatial data, create custom maps, report to local administrators critical issues or new proposals. Within the OnToMap project, my research focused on the development of methodologies for information exploration support and geographic data visualization.

  • PIUMA Project 2019-Now

    http://piuma.di.unito.it/

    Role: collaborator, research and development about recommender systems of Points of Interest for people with autism.
    Fund: Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation.
    Description: The project Personalized Interactive Urban Maps for Autism (acronym PIUMA) aims to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) move and live within cities by means of a new digital service that provides interactive personalized maps. Within the PIUMA project, my research focused on the development of a recommender system of Points of Interest for people with autism that takes into account users' sensory aversions and preferences in making suggestions.

  • co3project 2019-Now

    https://www.projectco3.eu/it/

    Role: research fellowship (assegno di ricerca) for the design of the CO3OTM component (https://ontomap.eu/co3) that has the following roles in the co3project: semantic data interoperability among platform applications, cross-application logging of user actions, data hub for the CO3 applications and user achievements management (for gamification).
    Fund: the European Community through co3project: co3Project: co-create – co-produce – co-manage (H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2018-2019-2020 - CO3 Grant Agreement 822615).
    Description: CO3, Digital Disruptive Technologies to Co-create, Co-produce and Co-manage Open Public Services along with Citizens, aims at assessing the benefits and risks of disruptive technologies, namely: blockchain, augmented reality, geolocated social network, liquid democracy tools and gamification, in the co-creation, co-production and co-management of public services with citizens as PAs partners. Within the co3project, I focused on the design of data structures and inferential models for the attribution of achievements (points, badges, etc.) for a gamification model.

Awards
  • Best Paper Award 2020

    at the 28th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2020).

    Paper: N. Mauro, L. Ardissono and F. Cena. Personalized Recommendation of PoIs to People with Autism.

  • Outstanding PC Member Award 2020

    at the 31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT '20).

  • Best Artificial Intelligence Master's Thesis Award 2017

    in memory of Leonardo Lesmo, University of Turin.


Travel Grants
  • Student Travel Grant to attend the ACM Conference On Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019), Copenhagen, Denmark. 2019
  • Student Travel Grant to attend the conference UMAP 2019, ACM Conference On User Modeling, Adaptation And Personalization, Larnaca, Cyprus. 2019
  • Erasmus Traineeship Grant to support a visiting research period at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. 2018
  • Student Travel Grant to attend the conference IUI 2018, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Tokyo, Japan (ACM SIGAI). 2018
  • Erasmus Traineeship Grant to support a visiting research period at University College Dublin, Ireland. 2018
  • Student Travel Grant to attend the ESSIR Summer School, Barcelona, Spain. 2017
  • Student Travel Grant to attend the conference IUI 2017, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Limassol, Cyprus (ACM SIGAI). 2017
Teaching
  • Teaching assistant for the course "Basi di dati" (Database) 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

    of the Computer Science Degree Course of the University of Torino.

  • Tutoring for the course "Programmazione 2" (Programming 2) 2017

    of the Computer Science Degree Course of the University of Torino.


Thesis Advisor
  • Bachelor Thesis: Personalized recipe suggestions based on ingredient preferences. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: Review analysis: search by keyword. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: Overview of suggested items by a recommender system in the home booking domain. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: Development of a content-based recommender system for a personalized suggestion of services. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: Accessibility and usability for applications for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: "Around Me": a web application about the new digital cartography on Leaflet.js. 2020
  • Master Thesis: "Integration of session-aware recommendation algorithms into an evaluation framework and performance assessment. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: Development of a content-based recommender system for the personalized suggestion of experiential goods to users. 2020
  • Bachelor Thesis: A web application for the analysis and evaluation of the appreciation of an Airbnb service based on clients’ reviews. 2020
  • Master Thesis: Item suggestion in an experiential domain. 2019
  • Bachelor Thesis: Review evaluation: factors at play and quality prediction. 2019
  • Bachelor Thesis: Interactive and feature-based information filter for geographical maps. 2019
  • Bachelor Thesis: Integration of users’ reputation into a personalized recommender system based on Collaborative Filtering. 2018
  • Bachelor Thesis: Development of a 3D visualization system for a participatory WebGIS framework: OnToMap and Cesium.js. 2017
  • Bachelor Thesis: Domain conceptualization mapping: from OnToMap to OpenStreetMap. 2017
Co-Chair
  • Doctoral Consortium Co-chair 2021

    29th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2021). June 2021, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • Workshop Program Co-chair 2020

    11th Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2020) in conjunction with ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2020). July 2020, Genoa, Italy.

  • Workshop Program Co-chair 2019

    10th Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage (PATCH 2019) in conjunction with ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2019). June 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus.


Program Committee Member
  • IUI 2021, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. April 2021, Online. 2021
  • CIKM 2020 - Resource Track, ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. October 2020, Online. 2020
  • RecSys 2020 - Reproducibility Track, ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. September 2020, Online. 2020
  • HT 2020, ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. July 2020, Orlando, Florida. 2020
  • UMAP 2020, ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. July 2020, Genoa, Italy. 2020
  • IUI 2020, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2020, Cagliari, Italy. 2020
  • MUM 2019, International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. November 2019, Pisa, Italy. 2019
  • UMAP 2019, ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. June 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus. 2019
  • IUI 2019, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2019, Los Angeles, US. 2019
  • UMAP 2018, ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. July 2018, Singapore. 2018
  • IUI 2018, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2018, Tokyo, Japan. 2018
  • IUI 2017, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2017, Limassol, Cyprus. 2017

Journals Reviewer
  • User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI), Springer. 2019 - 2020
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor and Francis Online. 2020
  • IEEE Access, IEEE. 2020
  • Applied Sciences, MDPI. 2020
  • Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier. 2019
  • Behaviour & Information Technology, Taylor and Francis Online. 2018 - 2019 - 2020
  • Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, ACM. 2019

Community Contributions
  • Student Volunteer 2018

    at the ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2019). September 2019, Copenaghen, Denmark.

  • Student Volunteer 2018

    at IUI 2018, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Student Volunteer 2017

    at IUI 2017, ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. March 2017, Limassol, Cyprus.