### <span id="who-am-i">Miguel Ceriani, PhD <div id="main-data"> <img src="/img/thinking-120h.png" style="float: right; margin: 10px 30px;"/> <p> _Name_: Miguel Ceriani (Michele Ceriani in italian documents) <br/>_Current Position_: Assistant Professor in the [Interaction, Visualization, Usability, and UX (IVU) Lab](http://ivu.di.uniba.it/) of the [Dept of Computer Science](https://www.uniba.it/ricerca/dipartimenti/informatica), [University of Bari "Aldo Moro"](https://www.uniba.it) <br/>_Born_: 4th May 1976 in Rosario (Argentina) <br/>_Citizenship_: Italian-Argentinian <br/>_Education_: MS and __PhD__ in __[Computer Science](http://www.di.uniroma1.it/) at [Sapienza, University of Rome](http://www.uniroma1.it/)__, __[Fellow of HEA](https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/individuals/fellowship/fellow)__ ([UKPSF](https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/guidance/teaching-and-learning/ukpsf)) <br/>_Email_: __<miguel.ceriani@gmail.com>__, <miguel.ceriani@uniba.it> (academic) <br/>_Web_: __[miguel76 at GitHub](https://github.com/miguel76)__, [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-ceriani-85979410), [Google Scholar](https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=eiXxqYAAAAAJ), [dblp](http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/c/Ceriani:Miguel) </p> </div> #### ...as a researcher After 2 years in bioinformatics, since 2010 I have been researching __Human Computer Interaction for the Web of Data__, __Visual and Declarative Languages for Linked Data__, __Ontology Design__, and __Integration of Web Services__, aiming to lower the barriers for adoption Semantic Web technologies. I have been working in both the [Department of Computer Science](http://www.di.uniroma1.it/) and the [Department of Computer Engineering](http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/) of [Sapienza, University of Rome](http://www.uniroma1.it/), Italy, and in the [Centre for Digital Music](http://c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) of the [School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science](http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) at [Queen Mary University of London](https://www.qmul.ac.uk/), UK, while having both local and international collaborations. #### ...as a teacher As __lecturer__, I taught 4 different modules in academy (in 4 different universities). Previously I have been working as __teaching assistant__ (5 modules, during 2 years) in academy and __teacher in high school__ (~2.5 school years). <!-- I have been teaching Computer Science and Mathematics in __high school__ (~__2.5 school years__ experience). In academy I have been working as __teaching assistant__ (5 modules, during __2 years__) and since 2016 I started teaching as a __lecturer__ (_3 modules_). --> #### ...as a developer <!-- I started programming around 1986 (10-years old) with the [BASIC](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_BASIC) of [C-64](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64 "Commodore 64"), learnt hypertext and event-driven programming with [HyperCard](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard) on a [Mac Plus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Plus "Macintosh Plus") in the early 90's, met C in high school, and went on to discover the Web, object oriented programming and functional programming (what a joy!) in college. --> I have around __20 years of professional experience programming__ both for private companies (~5 years) and for research in academy (~15 years) using programming languages as Java, Javascript, Python, query languages as SQL and [SPARQL](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-query/), web and linked data languages, protocols, and paradigms as HTML, HTTP, REST, RDF(S), OWL, LDP, XML, XSLT. <!--[XSLT](https://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/ "Standard template language for trasformation of XML/HTML").--> ### <span id="exp">Professional Experience</span> #### Research * Assistant Professor in the [Dept of Computer Science](https://www.uniba.it/ricerca/dipartimenti/informatica), [University of Bari "Aldo Moro"](https://www.uniba.it), 2019-now * PostDoc in the [Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG)](http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/), [Sapienza, University of Rome](https://www.uniroma1.it/), 2019 * PostDoc in the [Centre for Digital Music](http://c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/), [School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science](http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/), [Queen Mary University of London](https://www.qmul.ac.uk/), 2017-2019 * PostDoc in the [Dept of Computer Science](https://www.di.uniroma1.it), [Sapienza, University of Rome](https://www.uniroma1.it/), 2015-2016 * PhD Student in [Computer Science](https://www.di.uniroma1.it), [Sapienza, University of Rome](https://www.uniroma1.it/), 2010-1015 * Research in Bioinformatics, [Sapienza, University of Rome](https://www.uniroma1.it/), 2005-2008 #### Teaching * Lecturer, _Databases_, [Dept of Computer Science](https://www.uniba.it/ricerca/dipartimenti/informatica) at [University of Bari "Aldo Moro"](https://www.uniba.it), 2019/2020 * Guest Lecturer, _Software Engineering_, [Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG)](http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/) at [Sapienza, University of Rome](https://www.uniroma1.it/), 2018/2019 * Lecturer, _Website Design and Authoring_, [School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science](http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) at [Queen Mary University of London](https://www.qmul.ac.uk/) (UK), 2017/2018 * Guest Lecturer, _The Semantic Web_, [School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science](http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) at [Queen Mary University of London](https://www.qmul.ac.uk/) (UK), 2017/2018 * Lecturer, _[Computer Science and Digital Communication Technologies](http://miguel76.io/InfoCoRiS.html "Course page (Italian)")_, [Department of Communication](http://www.coris.uniroma1.it/) at [Sapienza, University of Rome](http://www.uniroma1.it/) (Italy), 2016/2017 * Lecturer, _[Web Ontologies](http://miguel76.github.io/OntologiasWeb "Course page (Spanish)")_, Department of Software Engineering at [Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)](http://itba.edu.ar/) in Argentina, 2016 * Teaching Assistant, Sapienza, University of Rome, 2011-2012 * Teacher, Public & Private High Schools in Rome (Italy), 2008-2016 * Computer Trainer, POLIS onlus - Rome (Italy), 2000 #### Other * Webmaster - System Analyst, [AIAB](http://www.aiab.it/) (italian NGO), 2009-2010 * Programmer Analyst, [Niuma srl](https://www.niuma.it/) - Rome (Italy), 2002-2005 * Programmer, CGI S.p.A - Rome (Italy), 2001 ### <span id="skills">Technical Skills</span> * General-Purpose Languages: Java, JavaScript, Python * Relational DBMSs: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle * Web Technologies: * HTML, SVG, CSS, DOM interfaces and scripting * JavaScript Client libs: [jQuery](https://jquery.com/ "Widely-used library that abstracts some browser idiosyncrasies"), [Underscore.js](http://underscorejs.org/ "Library for functional programming"), [Angular.js](https://angularjs.org/ "Front end framework with two-way data binding"), [jsPlumb](https://jsplumbtoolkit.com/ "Library to build connected diagrams such as pipelines"), [Blockly](https://developers.google.com/blockly/ "Library to build Block Programming environments") * Server Side: nodejs, express, Java Servlets, JSP, PHP, Apache Struts * Web Services: SOAP standard, REST principles * [Semantic Web](https://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/ "Technology and models for the interoperability of the Web of Data") and [Linked Data](https://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data "The Web of Data, connected, using open standards") Technologies: * [RDF(S)](https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-primer/ "Resource Description Framework, the graph-based data model for the Semantic Web") and [OWL](https://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-primer/ "Web Ontology Language, a language to formally define vocabularies on the Web"): model and specific syntaxes ([JSON-LD](http://json-ld.org/), [Turtle](https://www.w3.org/TR/turtle/), [RDF/XML](https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar/)) * [SPARQL 1.1](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-overview/) ([Query Language](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-query/ "Standard query language for the Semantic Web"), [Federation](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-federated-query/ "Extension allowing to access multiple datasources in a single query"), [Protocol](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-protocol/ "Protocol to send/receive queries and results"), [Update](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-update/ "Language to modify a dataset"), [Graph Store](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-http-rdf-update/ "Protocol for a mutable data store")) * Vocabularies/Ontologies: [Dublin Core](http://dublincore.org/ "General-purpose vocabulary for metadata"), [SKOS](https://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/ "Simple Knowledge Organization System, a vocabulary for knowledge organization systems such as thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading lists and taxonomies"), [schema.org](https://schema.org/) [FOAF](http://www.foaf-project.org/ "Vocabulary of people-related terms"), [Service Description](https://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-service-description/ "Vocabulary for describing the SPARQL service offered by a server to access some dataset"), [VoID](https://www.w3.org/TR/void/ "Vocabulary for metadata about RDF datasets"), [SPIN SPARQL](http://spinrdf.org/sp.html "RDF representation of the semantic web query language SPARQL"), [VISO graphic](http://purl.org/viso/main/ "Concepts and relations for graphics and visualisation"), [Wf4Ever RO Model](http://wf4ever.github.io/ro/ "Vocabulary for resources relating to scientific workflows") [Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records](http://vocab.org/frbr/core) [Music Ontology](http://purl.org/ontology/mo/) [Ontology for Media Resources 1.0](https://www.w3.org/TR/mediaont-10/) [EBU Core](https://www.ebu.ch/metadata/ontologies/ebucore/) * Datasets: [DBpedia](http://wiki.dbpedia.org/ "Structured dataset automatically extracted from Wikipedia"), [Wikidata](https://www.wikidata.org/ "Structured dataset built collaboratively (like Wikipedia, for data)"), [Freebase](http://www.freebase.com/ "Legacy collaboratively built dataset"), [FAO Geopolitical Ontology](http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/geoinfo/en/ "Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to describe, manage and exchange data related to countries and other geopolitical entities") * Libraries/Frameworks: [Apache Jena](https://jena.apache.org/ "Java library for Semantic Web and Linked Data applications"), [Callimachus](http://callimachusproject.org/ "REST-based Java framework for Linked Data applications"), [N3.js](https://github.com/RubenVerborgh/N3.js/ "RDF library for JavaScript") * XML Technologies: * [XML](https://www.w3.org/XML/ "eXtensible Markup Language"), [XML Schema](https://www.w3.org/XML/Schema "XML Schema Definition Language, which offers facilities for describing the structure and constraining the contents of XML documents") * [XPath](https://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-3/ "Language to represent path expressions over XML"), [XQuery](https://www.w3.org/TR/xquery-30/ "Standard query Language on XML, an extension of XPath"), [XSLT](https://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/ "Standard template language for trasformation of XML/HTML"), [XPL](https://www.w3.org/Submission/xpl/ "XML pipeline language proposed by Orbeon, Inc.") (antecedent of [XProc](https://www.w3.org/TR/xproc/ "Standard XML pipeline language")) ### <span id="edu" class="page-break">Education and Research</span> * Master's Degree in Computer Science, Sapienza, University of Rome, 2005 * __PhD in Computer Science__, __Sapienza, University of Rome__, 2015 * __Fellow of The Higher Education Academy__, __UK Professional Standards Framework__, 2019 #### Research Areas * Linked Data/Semantic Web * Ontology Design * Web Services Integration * Declarative/Visual Programming * Collaboration and Human Computer Interaction * Natural/Multi-Modal/Multi-Device User Interfaces #### Main Projects * __[Audio Commons Semantic Mediator](https://m2.audiocommons.org/)__, a single access-point to multiple providers of audio content, driven by linked data technologies and the Audio Commons Ontology * __[Audio Commons Ontology](https://w3id.org/ac-ontology/aco)__, a data model for audio content, both musical and non-musical * __[SparqlBlocks](http://sparqlblocks.org/)__, using Block Programming to query Linked Data * __[SWOWS](http://swows.org/)__, platform for building Linked Data interactive apps through a declarative paradigm * [RDF Syntax for SPARQL Algebra](http://www.meta-sparql.org/vocab/spa), a vocabulary to represent graph query semantics on Linked Data #### Scientific Collaborations While working in the [Department of Computer Science](http://www.di.uniroma1.it/) at [Sapienza, University of Rome](http://www.uniroma1.it/), Italy, and in the [Centre for Digital Music](http://c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) of the [School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science](http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) at [Queen Mary University of London](https://www.qmul.ac.uk/), UK, I collaborated with other departments of [Sapienza, University of Rome](http://www.uniroma1.it/), with the [Research Institute of Electronics](http://www.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp/) at [Shizuoka University](https://www.shizuoka.ac.jp/) in Japan, the [Dept of Software Engineering](http://itba.edu.ar/en/undergraduate/courses-studies/software-engineering) at [Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)](http://itba.edu.ar/) in Argentina, and the [Music Technology Group](https://www.upf.edu/web/mtg) at [Universitat Pompeu Fabra](https://www.upf.edu/). I visited the [Center for Mobile Learning](http://mobilelearning.media.mit.edu/) at [MIT](http://web.mit.edu/) and the [Computer Science Department](http://www.wellesley.edu/cs) at [Wellesley College](http://www.wellesley.edu/). I participate and contribute to international groups (especially relevant [W3C](https://www.w3.org/) groups), conferences (especially [ISWC](http://swsa.semanticweb.org/) e [ESWC](https://eswc-conferences.org/) series) and journals in my field. ### <span id="lang">(Natural) Languages</span> * Spanish: native * Italian: native-like * English: very good command (experience in scientifical-technical reading/writing) ### <span id="pub">Publications</span> #### 2020 * [__ARCA. Semantic exploration of a bookstore__](https://doi.org/10.1145/3399715.3399939) _E Bernasconi, M Ceriani, M Mecella, T Catarci, M C Capanna, C Di Fazio, R Marcucci, E Pender, F M Petriccione_ Proc. AVI 2020: 78:1-78:3 * [__A Streamlined Pipeline to Enable the Semantic Exploration of a Bookstore__](https://rdcu.be/b6xX8) _M Ceriani, E Bernasconi, M Mecella_ Proc. IRCDL 2020: 75-81 #### 2018 * [__A dataflow platform for applications based on Linked Data__](https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJCSE.2018.093783) _M Ceriani, P Bottoni_ International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering 16(4): 416-429 * [__Audio Commons ontology: a data model for an audio content ecosystem__](https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-00668-6_2) _M Ceriani, G Fazekas_ Proc. ISWC 2018: 20-35 * [__Playsound.space: Inclusive Free Music Improvisations Using Audio Commons__](https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-00668-6_2) _A Stolfi, M Ceriani, L Turchet, M Barthet_ Proc. NIME 2018: 228-233 * [__Participatory musical improvisations with Playsound.space__](https://webaudioconf.com/posts/2018_18/) _A Stolfi, A Milo, M Ceriani, M Barthet_ Proc. WAC 2018 * [__Playsound.space: enhancing a live music performance tool with semantic recommendations__](https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3243908) _F Viola, A Stolfi, A Milo, M Ceriani, M Barthet, G Fazekas_ Proc. SAAM@ISWC 2018 #### 2017 * [__SparqlBlocks: Using Blocks to Design Structured Linked Data Queries__](https://ksiresearchorg.ipage.com/vlss/journal/VLSS2017/vlss-2017-ceriani-bottoni.pdf) _M Ceriani, P Bottoni_ Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems 3 #### 2016 * [__An RDF Vocabulary for Meta-Programming with SPARQL Algebra__](http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1644/paper12.pdf) _M Ceriani, A A Vaisman_ Proc. AMW 2016 #### 2015 * [__Using blocks to get more blocks: exploring linked data through integration of queries and result sets in block programming__](https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7369012/) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Proc. Blocks and Beyond 2015 * [__SPARQL Playground: A Block Programming Tool to Experiment with SPARQL__](http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1456/paper12.pdf) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Proc. VOILA@ISWC 2015: 103 * [__Linked Data Queries as Jigsaw Puzzles: a Visual Interface for SPARQL Based on Blockly Library__](http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2808435.2808467) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Proc. CHItaly 2015: 86-89 * [__Towards an Ontology-Based Generic Pipeline Editor__](http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16313-0_5) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Proc. DNIS 2015: 56-73 * [__A Framework for Situated Interaction with Augmented Surfaces__](http://ijsi.alljournals.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=i223) _P Bottoni, K Kanev, N Mirenkov, M Ceriani_ International Journal of Software & Informatics 9 (3) #### 2014 * [__SWOWS and Dynamic Queries to build Browsing Applications on Linked Data__](http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2014.10.027) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Journal of Visual Languages and Computing 25(6): 738-744 (2014) * [__Collaborative multimedia content creation and sharing by older adults__](http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2598153.2600029) _M Ceriani, P Bottoni, S Ventura, A Talamo_ Proc. AVI 2014: 345-346 * [__A Dataflow Platform for In-silico Experiments Based on Linked Data__](http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05693-7_7) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani_ Proc. DNIS 2014: 112-131 #### 2013 * [__"_Do the gestures you think of_": creating affordances in codesign__](http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2499149.2499176) _A Talamo, S Ventura, S Giorgi, M Ceriani, P Bottoni, B Mellini_ Proc. CHItaly 2013: 22 * [__A user interface to build interactive visualizations for the semantic web__](http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1035/iswc2013_demo_42.pdf) _P Bottoni, M Ceriani, S Valentini_ Proc. ISWC (Posters & Demos) 2013: 165-168 * [__Keeping "InTOUCH": An Ongoing Co-design Project to Share Memories, Skills and Demands through an Interactive Table__](http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_43) _S Giorgi, M Ceriani, P Bottoni, A Talamo, S Ruggiero_ Proc. SouthCHI 2013: 633-640 #### 2007 * [__Assessment of predictions in the model quality assessment category__](http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prot.21669) _D Cozzetto, A Kryshtafovych, M Ceriani, A Tramontano_ Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 69 (S8), 175-183, Wiley, 2007