Dr. Salvatore Flavio Pileggi

Research Fellow
University of Queensland (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 at the University of Queensland (Australia). My research is currently focusing on Data Semantics and Analytics.

Previously, after a short experience as a Software Engineer in 2007, I have held research 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 50 research publications, as well as I have been involved in more than 10 collaborative research projects.

s.pileggi "at" uq.edu.au

5 Selected Papers

Salvatore F. Pileggi, Probabilistic Semantics, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2016), Procedia Computer Science, Volume 80, 2016, pp. 1834-1845. ISSN: 1877-0509.

Salvatore F. Pileggi, Is Big Data the new "God" on Earth?, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp.18-20, March 2016. ISSN: 0278-0097.

Salvatore F. Pileggi and Robert Amor, Modelling Metropolitan Activity through Abductive Reasoning on Geographic Space, The 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2014), Xi'an, China, September 11-13, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4799-6238-9.

Benjamin Molina, Salvatore F. Pileggi, Manuel Esteve, Carlos E. Palau, A Negotiation Framework for Content Distribution in Mobile Transient Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Volume 32, Issue 5 (Special issue on Next Generation Content Networks), pp. 1000-1011, September 2009. ISSN: 1084-8045.

Ongoing 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.


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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.

Leisure: 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

Africa\Middle East\Indian Ocean
Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Canary Islands (Spain), Cape Verde, United Arab Emirates, Oman

Central\South\North America
Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada (Ontario), USA (Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona)

Asia\Oceania\Pacific Ocean
New Zealand(**), Samoa, South Korea, Australia (Queensland(*), New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania), Vietnam, Indonesia, China (Shaanxi, Hubei), Vanuatu, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore

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