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Short Bio

Francesco Bonchi is Research Leader at the ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy, where he's the head of the "Algorithmic Data Analytics" group. He is also (part-time) Principal Scientist for Data Mining at Eurecat (Technological Center of Catalunya), Barcelona. Before he was Director of Research at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain, where he was leading the Web Mining Research group.

His recent research interests include mining query-logs, social networks, and social media, as well as the privacy issues related to mining these kinds of sensible data. In the past he has been interested in data mining query languages, constrained pattern mining, mining spatiotemporal and mobility data, and privacy preserving data mining. He has more than 180 publications in these areas. He also filed 15 US patents, and got granted 6 US patents.

He is member of the ECML PKDD Steering Committee, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD), of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), and member of the Editorial Board of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (DMKD). Dr. Bonchi is the General Co-Chair of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2018). He has been program co-chair of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2010), the 16th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016), and the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 2017).

Dr. Bonchi has also served as program co-chair of the first and second ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD 2007 and 2008), the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Aspects of Data Mining (PADM 2006), and the 4th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Inductive Databases (KDID 2005). He is co-editor of the book "Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques" published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press.

He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pisa in December 2003.

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