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If you wish to discuss any teaching-related issues, you can either email me at any time or see me in my office on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Unless it is really urgent and important, please avoid to call at different times. Topics of general interest will be addressed by e-mail or during lectures.
My research activities focus on the application of edge computer science technologies (e.g., ontologies, fuzzy, semantic web and heuristic reasoning, ambient intelligence) to the solution of practical problems of industrial and social relevance. As such, I am not involved in abstract research, but rather prefer to focus on knowledge transfer from academia to the wider industry sector. Having been both an academic researcher and an industrial software R&D consultant, I believe that such a link role between these two complementary worlds is equally needed by and beneficial for both sides. My recent achievements encourage me to proceed in this direction.
This is a 'no-frills' professional web page. As such, it does not
inflict on the reader any kind of irrelevant personal information
about pets, kids, hobbies, and leisure activities on one side and
about affiliations with charitable, cultural, social, political, or
religious groups on the other. Furthermore, the page does not contains
any appeal to make the world a better place to live, to embrace good
causes, or to fight against evil.
Let's be honest, the nature of the web gives people the unique chance of making a laughing stock of themselves on an unprecedented scale. Indeed, in most cases irrelevant personal information involuntarily adds a comical (if not hypocritical) dimension to an otherwise 'sanitised' profile, thus disclosing ... unexpected facets of the human character.
However, in my opinion setting up a personal vanity fair on a professional web page - whatever the motivation - is professionally incorrect (this sounds much better than 'politically correct', doesn't it?). Professionals should be judged for the quality of their work, not for what they do (or don't do) in their free time. Consequently, no personal information is provided; that would not concern my intended audience anyway.
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