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Fabio Crestani


Fabio Crestani is a full professor at the Faculty of Informatics of USI since January 2007. Before arriving in Lugano he was a (full) Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (UK) since 2000. During that time he was a Visiting Professor at IMAG (France), and spent a year sabbatical at UC Berkeley (USA) and Xerox PARC (USA). In 1997-1999 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow (UK), at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley (USA), and at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). Earlier, in 1992-97 he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova (Italy).

While at USI, Fabio hold a Catedra de Excellencia at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) in 2011-12, a, Isambard Kingdom Brunell Fellowship at the University of Portsmouth (UK) in 2018, and spent sabbaticals at Yahoo! (2015) and NII-Tokyo (2023). 

Fabio holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Padova (Italy) and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow (UK). His main areas of research are Information Retrieval, Text Mining, and Digital Libraries. He has authored a book, co-edited 14, and published over 250 publications in these areas of research. He was Editor-in-Chief of Information Processing and Management (Elsevier) from 2008 to 2015 and is still a member of the editorial board of a number of journals.


For a full list of my publications see:

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