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Publications in refereed international journals (15)


  1. R.G. Pensa, G. Di Blasi. A privacy self-assessment framework for online social networks. Expert Systems with Applications. Vol. 86 2017. pp. 18-31 pages. Elsevier. icona file pdf
  2. D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa, R. Meo. A Semi-Supervised Approach to the Detection and Characterization of Outliers in Categorical Data. IEEE Trans. Neural Netw. Learn. Syst. Vol. 28(5) 2017. pp. 1017-1029 pages. IEEE. icona file pdf
  3. G. Rizzo, R. Meo, R.G. Pensa, G. Falcone, R. Troncy. Shaping City Neighborhoods Leveraging Crowd Sensors. Information Systems. Vol. 64 2017. pp. 368-378. Elsevier. icona file pdf
  4. R.G. Pensa, M.L. Sapino, C. Schifanella, L. Vignaroli. Leveraging Cross-domain Social Media Analytics to Understand TV Topics Popularity. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. Vol. 11(2) 2016. pp. 10-21. IEEE. icona file pdf
  5. D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa. Positive and unlabeled learning in categorical data. Neurocomputing. Vol. 196 2016. pp. 113-124. Elsevier. icona file pdf
  6. I. Bartolini, V. Moscato, R.G. Pensa, A. Penta, A. Picariello, C. Sansone, M.L. Sapino. Recommending Multimedia Visiting Paths in Cultural Heritage Applications. Multimedia Tools and Applications. Vol. 75(7) 2016. pp. 3813-3842. Springer. icona file pdf
  7. A. Monreale, D. Pedreschi, R.G. Pensa, F. Pinelli. Anonymity Preserving Sequential Pattern Mining. Artificial Intelligence and Law. Vol. 22(2) 2014. pp 141-173. Springer. icona file pdf
  8. A. Visconti, F. Cordero, R.G. Pensa. Leveraging additional knowledge to support coherent bicluster discovery in gene expression data. Intelligent Data Analysis, Vol. 18(5) 2014. pp. 837-855. IOS Press. icona file pdf
  9. R.G. Pensa, D. Ienco, R. Meo. Hierarchical Co-Clustering: Off-line and Incremental Approaches. Data Min. Knowl. Discov. Vol. 28(1) 2014. pp 31-64. Springer. icona file pdf
  10. D. Ienco, C. Robardet, R.G. Pensa, R. Meo. Parameter-Less Co-Clustering for Star-Structured Heterogeneous Data. Data Min. Knowl. Discov. Vol. 26(2) 2013. pp 217-254. Springer. icona file pdf
  11. D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa, R. Meo. From Context to Distance: Learning Dissimilarity for Categorical Data Clustering. Trans. on Knowledge Discovery from Data. Vol. 6(1) 2012. pp 1:1-1:25. ACM Press. icona file pdf
  12. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut, F. Cordero, M. Atzori. Co-clustering Numerical Data under User-defined Constraints. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Vol. 3(1) 2010. pp 38-55. Wiley-Blackwell. icona file pdf
  13. J. Leyritz, S. Schicklin, S. Blachon, C. Keime, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut, J. Besson, R.G. Pensa, O. Gandrillon. SQUAT: a web tool to mine human, murine and avian SAGE data. BMC Bioinformatics 2008, 9:378.
  14. S. Blachon, R.G. Pensa, J. Besson, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut, O. Gandrillon. Clustering formal concepts to discover biologically relevant knowledge from gene expression data. In Silico Biology 7, 0033 (2007).
  15. R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Supporting bi-cluster interpretation in 0/1 data by means of local patterns. Intelligent Data Analysis, Vol. 10(5) 2006. pp. 457-472. IOS Press. icona file pdf

Publications in refereed conferences (31)


  1. R.G. Pensa, L. Bioglio. Your Privacy, My Privacy? On Leakage Risk Assessment in Online Social Networks. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Personal Analytics and Privacy PAP 2017 (in conjunction with ECML PKDD 2017). September 18, 2017, Skopje, Macedonia. To appear.
  2. L. Bioglio, R.G. Pensa, V. Rho. TrAnET: Tracking and Analyzing the Evolution of Topics in Information Networks. In Proceedings of the 2017 European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML PKDD 2017. September 18-22, 2017, Skopje, Macedonia. To appear.
  3. L. Bioglio, V. Rho, R.G. Pensa. Measuring the Inspiration Rate of Topics in Bibliographic Networks. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Discovery Science DS 2017, October 15-17, 2017, Kyoto, Japan. To appear.
  4. R.G. Pensa, C. Schifanella, L. Vignaroli. Event-driven TV Programs Web Community Exploration. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors SIDEWAYS17 (in conjunction with HT 2017). July 4 - 7, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. CEUR-WS.org.
  5. L. Bioglio, R.G. Pensa. Impact of Neighbors on the Privacy of Individuals in Online Social Networks. Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 108 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Computational Science ICCS 2017, June 12-14, 2017, Zurich, Switzerland), pp. 28-37. Elsevier. icona file pdf
  6. V. Rho, R.G. Pensa. Concept-enhanced Multi-view Co-clustering of Document Data. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems ISMIS 2017, June 26-29, 2017, Warsaw, Poland. LNAI 10352, pp. 457-467. © Springer. icona file pdf
  7. L. Bioglio, R.G. Pensa. Modeling the Impact of Privacy on Information Diffusion in Social Networks. In Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2017, March 21-24, 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia. pp. 95-107. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. © Springer.
  8. R.G. Pensa, G. Di Blasi. A Centrality-based Measure of User Privacy in Online Social Networks. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining ASONAM 2016, August 18-21, 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA. pp. 1438-1439. © IEEE Computer Society.
  9. R.G. Pensa, G. Di Blasi. A Semi-supervised Approach to Measuring User Privacy in Online Social Networks. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Discovery Science DS 2016, October 19-21, 2016, Bari, Italy. LNCS 9956, pp. 392-407. © Springer. icona file pdf
  10. G. Rizzo, G. Falcone, R. Meo, R.G. Pensa, R. Troncy, V. Milicic. Geographic Summaries from Crowdsourced Data. The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 25-29, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Springer. icona file pdf
  11. I. Bartolini, V. Moscato, R.G. Pensa, A. Penta, A. Picariello, C. Sansone, M.L. Sapino. A Framework for Recommending Multimedia Cultural Visiting Paths. In Proceedings of the 22nd Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems SEBD 2014, June 16-18, 2014, Sorrento Coast, Italy.
  12. I. Bartolini, V. Moscato, R.G. Pensa, A. Penta, A. Picariello, C. Sansone, M.L. Sapino. Recommending Multimedia Objects in Cultural Heritage Applications. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Cultural Heritage MM4CH 2013. September 9, 2013, Naples, Italy. LNCS 8158, pp 257-267. © Springer.
  13. A. Antonini, R.G. Pensa, M.L. Sapino, C. Schifanella, R. Teraoni Prioletti, L. Vignaroli. Tracking and Analyzing TV Content on the Web through Social and Ontological Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 11th European Interactive TV Conference EuroITV 2013. June 24-26, 2013, Como, Italy. pp. 13-22. © ACM Press. icona file pdf
  14. A. Antonini, L. Vignaroli, C. Schifanella, R.G. Pensa, M.L. Sapino. MeSoOnTV: A Media and Social-driven Ontology-based TV Knowledge Management System. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media HT'13. May 1-3, 2013, Paris, France. pp. 208-213. © ACM Press. icona file pdf
  15. P. Allasia, R.G. Pensa, A. Manconi, M. Baldo, D. Giordan, G. Lollino. GeomonWeb: a Web-Based Monitoring System for Landslide Phenomena. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Geosciences and Engineering Survey for Territory Protection and Population Safety EngeoPro-2011. September 6-8, 2011, Moscow, Russia.
  16. F. Cordero, R.G. Pensa, A. Visconti, D. Ienco, M. Botta. Ontology-driven Co-clustering of Gene Expression Data. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence AI*IA 2009. December 9-12, 2009, Reggio Emilia, Italy. LNAI 5883, pp 426-435. © Springer.
  17. D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa, R. Meo. Parameter-free Hierarchical Co-Clustering by n-Ary Splits. In Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML PKDD 2009. September 7-11, 2009, Bled, Slovenia. LNCS 5781, pp 580-595. © Springer. icona file pdf
  18. D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa, R. Meo. Context-based Distance Learning for Categorical Data Clustering. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis IDA 2009. August 31 - September 2, 2009, Lyon, France. LNCS 5772, pp 83-94. © Springer. icona file pdf
  19. M. Coscia, F. Giannotti, R.G. Pensa. Social Network Analysis as Knowledge Discovery process: a case study on Digital Bibliography. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining ASONAM 2009. July 20-22, 2009, Athens, Greece. pp 279-283, © IEEE. icona file pdf
  20. R.G. Pensa, A. Monreale, F. Pinelli, D. Pedreschi. Pattern-Preserving k-Anonymization of Sequences and its Application to Mobility Data Mining. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Privacy in Location-Based Applications PiLBA'08 in conjunction with ESORICS 2008. October 9, 2008, Malaga, Spain. CEUR-WS.org
  21. R.G. Pensa, Mirco Nanni. A Constraint-Based Approach for Multispace Clustering. Proceedings of LeGo-08 Workshop (From Local Patterns to Global Models) co-located with ECML/PKDD-08, September 2008, Antwerp, Belgium. icona file pdf
  22. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. Constrained Co-clustering of Gene Expression Data. Proceedings of the 2008 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining SDM'08, April 24-26, 2008, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 25-36. icona file pdf
  23. I. Slavkov, R.G. Pensa, S. Dzeroski. Using bi-set that characterize bi-partitions as features for classification: an application to microarray data analysis. Proceedings of the 9th Multiconference Information Society IS 2006. Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2006, pp. 58-61. icona file pdf
  24. R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Towards constrained co-clustering in ordered 0/1 data sets. Foundations of Intelligent Systems - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems ISMIS'06, Bari, Italy, September 27-29, 2006. Springer-Verlag LNAI Volume 4203, pp. 425-434, 2006. icona file pdf
  25. J. Besson, R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Constraint-based mining of fault-tolerant patterns from Boolean data. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Inductive Databases KDID'05 co-located with ECML-PKDD 2005, Porto (Portugal), October 20, 2005. pp. 13-26.
  26. R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. A bi-clustering framework for categorical data. Proceedings of the 9th European conferences on Principles and practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases PKDD 2005, Porto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005. Springer-Verlag LNAI 3721, pp 643-650, 2005. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf
  27. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. Towards fault-tolerant formal concept analysis. Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence AI*IA'05, University of Milano - Bicocca, September 21-23, 2005. Springer-Verlag LNAI 3673, pp 212-223, 2005. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf
  28. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. From local pattern discovery to relevant bi-cluster characterization. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis IDA 2005, Madrid, Spain, September 8-10, 2005. Springer-Verlag LNCS 3646, pp. 293-304. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf
  29. R.G. Pensa, J. Besson, J-F. Boulicaut. A methodology for biologically relevant pattern discovery from gene expression data. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discovery Science DS 2004, Padova, Italy, October 2-5, 2004. Springer-Verlag LNAI 3245, pp. 230-241. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf
  30. R.G. Pensa, C. Leschi, J. Besson, J-F. Boulicaut. Assessment of discretization techniques for relevant pattern discovery from gene expression data. Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics BIOKDD'04 co-located with ACM SIGKDD'04, Seattle, USA, August 22-25, 2004. pp. 24-30. © ACM. pdf]
  31. C. Robardet, R.G. Pensa, J. Besson, J-F. Boulicaut. Using classification and visualization on pattern databases for gene expression data analysis. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Pattern Representation and Management PaRMa'04 co-located with EDBT 2004, Heraclion - Crete, Greece, March 18, 2004. CEUR Workshop Proceedings Vol. 96, pp. 107-118. icona file pdf
  32. R.G. Pensa, A. Monreale, F. Pinelli, D. Pedreschi. Anonymous Sequences from Trajectory Data. Proceedings of the 17th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2009, Camogli (GE), Italy, June 21-24, 2009. To appear
  33. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. Numerical Data Co-clustering via Sum-Squared Residue Minimization and User-defined Constraint Satisfaction. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2008, Mondello (PA), Italy, June 22-25, 2008.
  34. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. Co-classification sous contraintes par la somme des résidus quadratiques. Proceedings of the French-speaking conference on Knowledge Discovery and Management EGC 2008, Sophia-Antipolis, 29 janvier - 1 février, 2008, pp. 655-666. Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information RNTI-E-11 Cépaduès-Éditions.
  35. R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Co-classification sous contraintes. Proceedings of the French-speaking conference on Machine Learning CAp 2006, Trégastel, 22-24 mai 2006, pp. 155-170. Presses Universitaires de Grenoble.

Book chapters (7)


  1. R.G. Pensa, A. Penta, M.L. Sapino. Multimedia Recommendation and Delivery Strategies. Data Management in Pervasive Systems, F. Colace, M. De Santo, V. Moscato, A. Picariello, F.A. Schreiber, L. Tanca (Eds), pp. 327-342. Data-Centric Systems and Applications series. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. 2015.
  2. A. Visconti, F. Cordero, D. Ienco, R.G. Pensa. Coclustering under Gene Ontology derived Constraints for Pathway Identification. Biological Knowledge Discovery Handbook: Preprocessing, Mining and Postprocessing of Biological Data, M. Elloumi and A.Y. Zomaya (Eds), pp. 625-642. John Wiley & Sons, USA. 2013.
  3. A. Monreale, D. Pedreschi, R.G. Pensa. Anonymity Technologies for Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing and Mining. Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques, F. Bonchi, and E. Ferrari (Eds), pp. 3-33. Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series. 2010.
  4. R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Constraint-driven co-clustering of 0/1 data. Constrained Clustering: Advances in Algorithms, Theory, and Applications, S. Basu, I. Davidson, and K. Wagstaff (Eds), pp. 123-148. Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series. 2008.
  5. J. Besson, R.G. Pensa, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Constraint-based mining of fault-tolerant patterns from Boolean data. Knowledge Discovery in Inductive Databases 4th International Workshop KDID'05 Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Porto (Portugal), F. Bonchi and J-F. Boulicaut (Eds), Springer-Verlag LNCS Volume 3933, 2006, pp. 55-71. © Springer-Verlag. This is a revision of the paper published in the informal proceedings distributed at the workshop.icona file pdf
  6. R.G. Pensa, J. Besson, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Contribution to gene expression data analysis by means of set pattern mining. Constraint-based mining and Inductive Databases. Springer-Verlag LNCS 3848, pp. 328-347, 2005. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf
  7. R.G. Pensa, J-F. Boulicaut. Boolean property encoding for local set pattern discovery: an application to gene expression data analysis. Local Pattern Detection. Springer-Verlag LNAI Volume 3539, pp 115-134, 2005. © Springer-Verlag. icona file pdf

Editorial activities (3)


  1. R. Kanawati, R.G. Pensa, C. Rouveirol. Dynamic Networks and Knowledge Discovery. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Dynamic Networks and Knowledge Discovery (DyNaK 2014), Nancy, France, 15 september 2014. CEUR-WS.org, Vol-1229. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1229/.
  2. R.G. Pensa, F. Cordero, C. Rouveirol. R. Kanawati Eds. Intelligent Data Analysis - Special Issue on Dynamic Networks and Knowledge Discovery, Vol. 17(1) 2013. IOS Press.
  3. R.G. Pensa, F. Cordero, C. Rouveirol. R. Kanawati, J.A. Troyano, P. Rosso. Dynamic Networks and Knowledge Discovery. Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Dynamic Networks and Knowledge Discovery (DyNaK 2010), Barcelona, Spain, 24 september 2010. CEUR-WS.org, Vol-655. http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-655/.


Posters / Presentations (3)


  1. L. Bioglio, R.G. Pensa. Rumor Spreading in Social Networks with Individual Privacy Policies. 2016 Conference on Complex Systems (CCS 2016), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19-22 September 2016.
  2. J. Leyritz, C. Keime, S. Blachon, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut, J. Besson, R.G. Pensa, and O. Gandrillon. SQUAT: a web tool to browse chicken sage data. International Chick Meeting, Barcelona, 2007.
  3. S. Blachon, R.G. Pensa, J. Besson, C. Robardet, J-F. Boulicaut. Using formal concepts from biological knowledge discovery from human SAGE data. Poster JOBIM 2005, Lyon (F), July 2005.


Ph.D. thesis (1)


  1. R.G. Pensa. Un cadre générique pour la co-classification sous contraintes : application à l'analyse du transciptome. Thèse de doctorat de l'INSA Lyon présentée le 20 novembre 2006 icona file pdf