Ujwal Gadiraju

Dr. Ujwal Gadiraju is a Senior Researcher at the L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. His main research interests include Human Computation, Crowdsourcing, Information Retrieval, and Social Computing. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology in 2012, and a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science from Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2017. His research primarily focuses on leveraging human intelligence to solve problems that go beyond the capability of machines. He is currently working on ‘Understanding Human Factors in Web Search’, ‘Conversational Search and Information Retrieval’ and tackling challenges in the area of ‘Collaborative Search’. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including papers at top-tier conferences and high-impact journals such as ACM SIGCHI, ACM TOCHI, ACM HT, ACM UbiComp, WWW, ACM SIGIR, ACM CIKM, ACM WSDM, ISWC, CSCW Journal among others. He received the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) in 2017, among other awards and scholarly recognitions.


Rishita Kalyani

Rishita Kalyani is a Master student at Leibniz Universität Hannover and has been working as a research student in L3S Research Center since last three years. Prior to joining the DISKOW team, Rishita has worked on a web based open educational resource project as a full stack developer. She also has experience with semantic web related projects. Rishita’s current focus lies in the fields of Data science and Search as Learning.


Miroslav Štefánik

Dr. Miroslav Štefánik has over 10 years of experience in policy-relevant analysis and research and over 5 years of experience in international projects. He focuses on processing big data to produce policy-relevant information, such as in program impact evaluations and forecasting. Among the topics covered are active labour market and training program evaluation (including VET programs) as well as analysing and predicting future market development. Within Slovakia, he is actively participating in the creation of strategic documents related to employment services and educational policies. He is especially strong in processing micro-level data, designing indicators, extracting policy-relevant information and drawing practical recommendations. Dr. Miroslav Štefánik initiated several “academia to business” projects focused on exploring web-based, online job-search or administrative data.


Marek Radvanský

Dr. Marek Radvanský is working as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research at Slovak Academy of Sciences since 2004, currently also as a Head of Department of Economic Modeling and Analyses. Dr. Radvanský holds PhD. from Operational Research and Econometrics at the University of Economics, Bratislava. He leads and participates in several national and international projects (FP6, FP7, and H2020). He has more than 14 years of practical experience in conducting research, mainly related to macroeconomic forecasting, labour market development, regional analysis, and cohesion policies. He is a co-author of more than a hundred mostly empirical papers. Since 2010 he is also national expert on Skills forecasting and labour market developments for CEDEFOP Skillsnet program.


Patrik Jankovič

Patrik Jankovič is a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, where he was hired for purposes of the DISKOW project in 2018. At the same time, Patrik is a PhD candidate at the Department of Economic Policy of the University of Economics in Bratislava. In his research, he focuses on the impact of income and wealth inequalities on human capital accumulation as a subject of his dissertation thesis, but he is also interested in digitisation, industry 4.0 and its impact on the labour market.


Giampaolo Fiorentino

Giampaolo Fiorentino is Head of Content, Data and Think area at Engineering R&D Lab. During his working activity, he acquired almost 20 years of experience in management of research and technology-based innovation, led and coordinated many European R&D projects. Giampaolo conducted innovation and industrial initiatives and served as a member of international industrial boards and committees, such as the 5G Public and Private Partnership.


Leandro Lombardo

Leandro Lombardo is a Researcher at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica R&D Lab. He has been working in Engineering II since 2001, joining the Engineering R&D Lab on December 2013. He has an extensive experience in different European research projects (i.e Te.S.C.He.T, Finesce, EmosoDev, WiseGrid), his research interests reside in the fields of the Energy Efficiency Research Area, Future Internet and Internet of Things , Big Data. During his professional life he has gained valuable expertise working in several market sectors like Finance, Public Administration & Healthcare, HR and Payroll.


Marco Cortella

Marco Cortella after graduating in computer science began his career in the IT sector as a front end and backend developer at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica in the open-source research and innovation sector. Over the years he has also taken care of business intelligence projects, supporting large Italian and foreign companies. Today, with a ten-year experience, he takes care of helping and training customers in the use of Business Intelligence and Data visualization tools such as Knowage.


Mahdi Bohlouli

Mahdi Bohlouli is currently Assistant Professor for data science and machine learning at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) and CEO and founder of Petanux GmbH with the main research focus on applied deep learning and big data, especially in tackling misinformation (fake-news) and identification of social bots areas. This covers the use of a novel recurrent neural network approach featuring an attention mechanism. Furthermore, Mahdi leads significant researches in the areas of applied deep learning and big data analytics in services of tomorrow covering work 4.0, smart cities and web of things.