Luca Maria Aiello
Luca Aiello received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Torino, Italy, in 2012 and he has been a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs for 4.5 years, first in Barcelona and now in London. He conducts interdisciplinary research in social networks, computational social science, and urban informatics through quantitative analysis of big data. At Yahoo he worked with production teams from Flickr and Tumblr to build social recommender systems at scale. He has collaborated actively with several academic institutions worldwide including Indiana University, University of Southern California, KAIST, and Stanford, and for three years he has led the work of Yahoo in the multi-partner European project "SocialSensor". He serves in several program committees of major computer science conferences including WWW, WSDM, ICWSM, and CIKM. Recently he has been active in organization of academic events: co-organizer of the SNOW workshop at WWW in 2014 and 2016, workshop and tutorial chair for ICWSM in 2015-16, and general chair of the SocInfo conference in 2014. He is a co-organizer of the scientific dissemination meetup "DataBeers" in London and one of the founding members of GoodCityLife.org, a global network of scientist with the goal of giving a good life to city dwellers.