Dr. Salvatore Flavio Pileggi

Research Fellow
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

"If you can dream it, you can do it" ~ Walt Disney

I’m a Research Fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland (Australia). My research is currently focusing on different aspects of Computational Science and eResearch, including, among others, Knowledge Representation, Data Engineering and Analytics.

Previously, after a short experience as a Software Engineer in 2007, I have held research-focused positions at top-level institutions in Spain (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2007-2012), in New Zealand (University of Auckland, 2013-2014) and in France (INRIA & UPMC-LIP6, 2014-2016). In those years I have been working across multiple research areas including (but not limited to) Cyber-Physical Systems, Semantic Technologies and Cloud Computing.

I received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2005 and a Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Communications from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 2011.

I have authored/co-authored well over 40 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as I have been involved in more than 10 collaborative research projects.

s.pileggi "at" uq.edu.au

  On going  

Web of Similarity

Web of Similarity (WoS) is an extension of the Web of Data which is able to represent and process analogies among concepts and individuals.
We propose a human-inspired model that defines the uncertainty as an explicit similarity, providing a flexible range of solutions for approximate semantic reasoning in uncertain ecosystems.


Salvatore F. Pileggi, Web of Similarity, Journal of Computational Science. ISSN: 1877-7503


SimilarityReasonerV1.4 is available. Check it out and start reasoning on Similarities in the Semantic Web!

Research Projects

The Urban Analitycs Data Infrastructure (UADI) project is developing new ontological frameworks and urban data dictionaries to underpin the next generation of data-driven modelling and decision-support tools aimed at enabling smart, productive and resilient cities.

Upcoming Events

International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2017), Zürich, Switzerland, 12-14 June 2017

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017), Melbourne, Australia, August 19-25 2017

The thirteenth IEEE eScience Conference (eScience 2017), Auckland, New Zealand, 24-27 October 2017


Is Big Data the new "God" on Earth?

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
March 2016

In this short contribution I indirectly reflect on the permanent contrast between who I am and what I'm doing.


My Travels

I like a lot traveling and discovering the World!

I have visited many countries so far and I'm always looking forward for new adventures as, you know, travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!

Italy(***,**), Vatican City, Greece, Malta, Spain(**), Great Britain (England, Scotland), Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, France(**), Netherlands, Andorra, Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Bulgaria, Finland

Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Canary Islands (Spain), Cape Verde

Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada (Ontario), USA (Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona)

United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, China (Shaanxi, Hubei), Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia

New Zealand(**), Samoa, Australia (Queensland(*), New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania), Vanuatu, Fiji

(*) Currently living there, (**) I have been living there, (***) I was born there