Chiara Boldrini

Chiara Boldrini

Permanent researcher

IIT-CNR

Biography

Since 2012, I’m a permanent researcher in the Ubiquitous Internet group of IIT-CNR in Italy.

The main focus of my research are human behavioral models for the analysis and design of online social networks. Specifically, I am investigating the role that Dunbar’s social circles play in how we interact online. While Dunbar’s social circles may not be known to you, Dunbar’s number might be. Recently, I have studied issues related to smart transportation, with a special focus on electric car sharing systems. In particular, I have designed optimized supply models for innovative car sharing systems and I have investigated the potential of mining car sharing datasets (hint: lots of very interesting info can be discovered). In the past, I have worked extensively on both the algorithmic aspects of opportunistic networks (contributing the HiBOp and ContentPlace protocols) and their analytical modelling. While opportunistic networks have never left the research labs to become mainstream, many ideas behind them have (e.g., computation at the Internet edge in 5G networks and D2D contact tracing for COVID-19). I have also worked on the modelization of human mobility (you may have heard of the HCMM protocol).

My h-index is 20 (source: Google Scholar).

Interests

  • Social Computing & Computational Social Science
  • Human-centered AI
  • Internet of People
  • Smart Transportation and Urban Data Science
  • Opportunistic/Delay-Tolerant Networks
  • Human Mobility

Education

  • PhD in Information Engineering, 2010

    University of Pisa

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2006

    University of Pisa

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2003

    University of Pisa

What’s going on

New & noteworthy

IEEE PerCom 2021 TPC vice-chair

I’m serving as TPC vice-chair for IEEE PerCom 2021 with Paul Castro (IBM Watson, USA) and Mahbub Hassan (University of New South Wales, Australia). The TPC chair is Amy L. Murphy (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy).

Joined the editorial board of Elsevier PMC

Joined the editorial board of Elsevier COMCOM

Received the national qualification for Associate Professor.

Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale II Fascia, settori 01/B1 e 09/H1

Community Service

Editorial activity

Editorial board member for Elsevier Computer Communications (since September 2018).

Editorial board member for Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing (since September 2018).

Guest editor of the OSNEM CAOS 2019 Fast Track.

Guest editor of the Computer Communications CHANTS 2016 Fast Track.

Guest editor of the Computer Communications Special Issue on Opportunistic Networking, together with Kyunghan Lee, Melek Önen, Joerg Ott, and Elena Pagani. Check it out here.

Guest editor of the AOC 2011 Fast Track on Computer Communications.

Organising Committee

Conference TPC Chair

TPC vice-chair for IEEE PerCom 2021 with Paul Castro (IBM Watson, USA) and Mahbub Hassan (University of New South Wales, Australia). The TPC chair is Amy L. Murphy (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy).

Workshops co-chair

IEEE PerCom 2016, together with Salil Kanhere.

Demo/poster co-chair

ACM MobiOpp 2012, together with Daniele Puccinelli.

PhD forum co-chair

IEEE PerCom 2020, together with Diane J. Cook.

Workshop organiser

The first MoD@ITSC17 workshop on Mobility-on-Demand systems, colocated with IEEE ITSC’17. My co-organisers were Raffaele Bruno, Francesco Ciari, Hironori Kato, Kara Kockelman.

Workshop TPC co-chair

IEEE CAOS 2020: The First IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on the Communications and Networking Aspects of Online Social Networks. TPC co-chair: Fabrizio Silvestri (Facebook).

IEEE CAOS 2019: The First IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on the Communications and Networking Aspects of Online Social Networks. TPC co-chair: Fabrizio Silvestri (Facebook).

ACM CHANTS 2016 (together with Marcelo Dias de Amorim from UPMC), IEEE AOC 2012 (together with Merkouris Karaliopoulos, from the University of Athens), IEEE AOC 2011 (together with Elena Pagani from the University of Milan).

Publication chair

IEEE PerCom 2015, IEEE PerCom 2014, ACM MobiOpp 2010

Publicity chair

IEEE PerCom 2013, IEEE PerCom 2012

TPC

HMB2020@SocInfo2020, AAAI ICWSM 2020, IEEE STINT 2020, IEEE IPCCC 2020, IE 2020, IEEE PerCom 2020, IE 2019, IEEE IPCCC 2019, ACM CHANTS 2019, IEEE PerCom 2019, IEEE PerCom 2019 WiP, ACM CHANTS 2018, IE 2018, IEEE LNC 2018, IEEE PerCom 2018, IEEE PerCom 2018 WiP, CoNEXT I-TENDER 2017, IFIP Networking 2017 (Poster and demo session), ACM CHANTS 2017, IEEE LNC 2017, VTC2017-Spring (Track: 1. Ad-Hoc, Mesh, M2M, and Sensor Networks), IEEE PerCom 2017, IEEE CoMoRea 2017, IEEE LNC 2016, IEEE PerCom 2016, IEEE PerCom Demos 2016, ICDCN’16, IEEE CoMoRea 2016, IEEE AOC 2016, ACM CHANTS’15, IEEE AOC 2015, IEEE CoMoRea 2015, IEEE PerMoby 2015, IEEE PerCom 2015, IEEE PerCom Ph.D. Forum 2015, IEEE ICDCN 2015, ACM CHANTS’14, IEEE ICCVE 2014, IEEE AOC 2014, IEEE PerCom 2014, IEEE PerMoby 2014, WON 2014, ACM CHANTS’13, IEEE ICCVE 2013, IEEE VTC’13, IEEE AOC’13, IEEE PerMoby’13, DySMoNet 2013, MiPS’13, ADHOCNETS’11, MNA’11, ACM MobiOpp 2010

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Shared mobility and urban data science

Ego network analysis, information-driven social links and impact on information diffusion

Supervising & Teaching

I am co-supervising the following PhD students:

  • Mustafa Toprak - PhD Program in Smart Computing, joint program by the universities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena
  • Kilian Ollivier - PhD Data Science, joint initiative by Scuola Normale Superiore, University of Pisa, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, IMT Lucca, CNR

In the past, I have co-supervised:

  • Elisabetta Biondi (PhD Program in Information Engineering - University of Pisa)

I am not teaching any classes right now (we don’t have teaching obligations at CNR).

Past classes

Projects

H2020 HumaneAI-Net

Network of Excellence for European Human-Centered AI

H2020 SoBigData++

European Research Infrastructure for Big Data and Social Mining.

H2020 HumaneAI

Research Roadmap for European Human-Centered AI

H2020 Replicate

Renaissance of Places with Innovative Citizenship and Technology

LIGA (A Fortissimo 2 Experiment)

Large-Scale Indie Gaming Analytics (LIGA)

H2020 SoBigData

European Research Infrastructure for Big Data and Social Mining.

H2020 ESPRIT

Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit

FP6 HAGGLE

An innovative paradigm for autonomic opportunistic communication.

FP7 EINS

Network of excellence in Internet Science.

FP7 MOTO

Mobile OpportunisTic Traffic Offloading.

FP7 RECOGNITION

Relevance and cognition for self-awareness in a content-centric Internet.

FP7 SCAMPI

Service platform for social Aware Mobile and Pervasive computIng.

FP7 SOCIALNETS

SOCIALNETS Social networking for pervasive adaptation.

Recent Publications

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(So) Big Data and the transformation of the city

The exponential increase in the availability of large-scale mobility data has fueled the vision of smart cities that will transform our …

Give more data, awareness and control to individual citizens, and they will help COVID-19 containment

The rapid dynamics of COVID-19 calls for quick and effective tracking of virus transmission chains and early detection of outbreaks, …

Human migration: the big data perspective

How can big data help to understand the migration phenomenon? In this paper, we try to answer this question through an analysis of …

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Permanent researcher

IIT-CNR

Mar 2011 – Present Pisa
 
 
 
 
 

Temporary researcher

IIT-CNR

Mar 2010 – Feb 2011 Pisa
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting PhD student

ETHZ

Sep 2008 – Dec 2008 Zurich
 
 
 
 
 

Research assistant

IIT-CNR

Jan 2007 – Feb 2010 Pisa

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