Francesco Tarasconi

Francesco Tarasconi

Lead Data Scientist at CELI



Francesco Tarasconi is Lead Data Scientist at CELI – Language Technology, now H-FARM Artificial Intelligence Unit. He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Turin and participated to the Lagrange Applied Research Project on Complex Systems. He is currently active in the fields of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, with a focus on Natural Language Processing, Social Network and Time Series applications. He is involved in business and European research projects, regularly attends international conferences, such as IEEE Big Data 2017, and publishes some of his work accomplished in CELI on scientific journals. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, old school role-playing games and reading graphic novels.

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The I-REACT Project

Saving lives with Social Media

Social media platforms are popular tools that are used to share information on anything going on in the world. In the emergency domain, such information can become a powerful resource for assessing the development of hazards and their impact, and how the affected population perceives them. Natural Language Processing and automatic event detection are therefore crucial in developing an effective disaster management system.

Andrea Bolioli & Francesco Tarasconi