Marco Rospocher (Ph.D.) is an associate professor of information technology at the University of Verona, Italy. He joined the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the end of 2018 to contribute to the teaching and research activities of the Excellence Project “Digital Humanities applied to foreign languages and literatures”, funded by MIUR. Previously (2007-2018), he was researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), a non-profit research institution based in Trento, Italy. He received his PhD in ICT from the University of Trento (2006). He was visiting Research Associate at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and Visiting Scholar at the Musen Lab (BMIR, Stanford University, US).
His current research interests are in the area of Artificial Intelligence, focusing on ontologies, Semantic Web Technologies, formalisms for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and methodologies and tools for Knowledge Acquisition and Information Extraction, with a special focus on their application in Digital Humanities projects.
He has been involved in a number of international research projects, including the EU-funded projects APOSDLE (FP6), PESCaDO (FP7), and NewsReader (FP7), and has co-authored more than 80 scientific publications in international journals, conferences and workshops.
He usually serves on the programme committees of several international conferences and workshops.
He is member of the Teaching Committee for the PhD in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics of the Department, and regularly supervises Ph.D. and Master/Bachelor students.