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CAREER SUMMARY

Data Wrangler with 13+ years of experience ranging across areas of Computer Science and Information Technology. Extensive expertise in data modeling and analysis, utilizing machine learning, Python, R and Linked Data to create and analyze large datasets. Very knowledgeable in Semantic Web technologies such as OWL, RDF, and SPARQL in the context data integration and data mining.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Led the Ontology Development Department at OHSU. Implemented data models and data ingestion pipelines for representing and analyzing biomedical resources and clinical data
  • Implemented and fine-tuned Naïve Bayes, Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Decision Trees and other machine learning algorithms for data analysis and prediction.
  • Responsible for the Semantic architecture and data acquisition pipelines of the CTSAConnect and the Monarch Initiative projects. Developed algorithms to compute expertise form ICD9 and CPT codes.
  • Implemented a novel method of interaction between folksonomies and ontologies to ease maintenance process.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DATA SCIENTIST FELLOW – ZIPFIAN ACADEMY, USA Sept 2013 – Dec 2013

  • Implemented Machine Learning algorithms and conducted data analysis in Python, R, Hadoop to make sense of complex datasets. Built an application to quantify Data Scientist’s profiles using Linkedin data.

ONTOLOGIST AND DATA WRANGLER – OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY, USA 2009 - Present

  • Designed and implemented the maintenance and release pipeline of cutting edge data models for clinical and biomedical data integration.
  • Effectively characterized research resources for classification and discovery.
  • Designed and implemented procedures to aggregate information from diverse sources and publish it as Linked Data.
  • Combined clinical terminologies, biomedical ontologies and other metadata standards to assist with data representation and analysis.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – UNIVERSITY OF S. CALIFORNIA, USA 2008- 2009

  • Developed and deployed a knowledge management system for Chevron’s reservoir management event classification.
  • Explored usage of rule language to define and identify complex events.
  • Mentored PhD students in their research projects.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW - SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, CANADA 2007 - 2008

  • Spearheaded the LORNET project by researching Semantic Web technologies in e-learning.
  • Investigated the relationship between Web 2.0 and Semantic Web to understand their interaction.
  • Researched user interaction with ontology and their behavior with ontology editing and maintenance

PROJECT MANAGER – MICC, ITALY 2002 - 2007

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER - MOTORIDE.COM, ITALY 2000 - 2002

SYSTEM AND NETWORK ENGINEER - MENARINI, ITALY 1998 - 2000

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Data analysis, statistical modeling and inference:
    • Python, R, scikit-learn
    • Hadoop, Amazon EC2, MongoDB
    • shell scripting, SQL
  • Data modeling, data integration, ontology engineering:
    • OWL, RDF, SPARQL, D2RQ, Virtuoso Server
    • Protégé, Jena, OWL API

  • Web apps and visualization:
    • JQuery, D3, Flask, Javascript
    • HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, PHP

EDUCATION

  • 2007 PhD in Informatics, Multimedia and Telecommunication
  • 2003 Master in Internet Engineering
  • 1998 Master in Telecommunication Engineering

LANGUAGES

  • English, Italian and French

Publications

Journal editorial

Bertini, M., Devedžić, V., Gašević, D., Torniai, C., "Editorial: Semantic Technologies for Multimedia-enhanced Learning Environments,"Interactive Learning Environments, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-4

Book Chapters

C. Torniai, S.Battle, S. Cayzer, “Sharing, Discovering and Browsing Geotagged Pictures on the Web”, in “Geospatial Web. How Geo-Browsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society”, Springer, 2007

International Journals

C. Torniai, D. Bourges, S. Hoffmann "eagle-i: eagle-i: biomedical research resource datasets ", Submitted  Semantic Web Journal, 2013 PDF

Mungall, C. J., Torniai, C., Gkoutos, G. V., Lewis, S. E., and Haendel, M. A. (2012) “Uberon, an integrative multi-species anatomy ontology”, Genome Biology 13, R5.

Hatala, M., Gašević, D., Jovanović, J., Siadaty, M., Torniai, C., "Ontology Extraction Tools: an Empirical Study with Educators," IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2012 (in press)

Bertini, M., Devedžić, V., Gašević, D., Torniai, C., "Editorial: Semantic Technologies for Multimedia-enhanced Learning Environments," Interactive Learning Environments, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-4

Gasevic. D., Zouaq. A, Torniai C., Jovanović, J., Hatala, M., “An Approach to Folksonomy-based Ontology Maintenance for Learning Environments”, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Vol 4, No 4, 2011 pp. 301-314

Jovanović, J., Gašević, D., Torniai, C., Bateman, S., Hatala, M., "The Social Semantic Web in Intelligent Learning Environments-State of the Art and Future Challenges" Interactive Learning Environments, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2009, pp. 273–308

M.Bertini, R. Cucchiara, A. Del Bimbo, C. Grana, G. Serra, C. Torniai, R. Vezzani “Dynamic Pictorially Enriched Ontologies for Video Digital Libraries”, IEEE Multimedia, April-June 2009 (vol. 16 no. 2) pp. 42-51

Jovanović, J., Gašević, D., Torniai, C., Devedžić, V., " Using Semantic Web Technologies to Provide Contextualized Feedback to Instructors," In Dicheva, D., Mizoguchi, R., Greer, J., (Eds.) Using Semantic Web Technologies  to Provide Contextualized Feedback to Instructors, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo and C. Torniai, “Multimedia Enriched Ontologies for Video Digital Libraries”, International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, January 2007; Vol. 22. No. 6, pp. 407–416.

International Conferences

Torniai C et al. “Developing an application ontology for biomedical resource annotation and retrieval: challenges and lessons learned", (2011) Proceedings: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo, NY.

Mungall, C.J., Haendel, M.A., Ireland, A., Manzoor, S., Meehan, T., Osumi-Sutherland, D., Torniai, C., Diehl, A.D. (2011) “Modularization for the Cell Ontology.” Proceedings: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, Buffalo, NY.

Torniai C, et al. “eagle-i: an ontology-driven framework for biomedical resource annotation and discovery”. Bio-Ontologies 2010 Semantic Applications in Life Sciences, ISMB 2010; July 9-10, 2010; Boston, MA

Hatala, M., Gašević, D., Siadaty, M., Jovanović, J., Torniai, C. "Utility of Ontology Extraction Tools in the Hands of Educators", In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Berkeley, CA, USA, 2009, pp. 408-413

Jing Zhao, Fan Sun, Carlo Torniai, Amol Bakshi, Viktor Prasanna, "A Provenance-Integration Framework for Distributed Workflows in Grid Environments" Workshop on Grid and Utility Computing (WUGC), Bangalore, December 2008.

Siadaty, M., Eap, T., Jovanović, J., Gašević, D., Torniai, C., Hatala, M., "Semantic Technologies for Socially-enhanced Context-aware Mobile Learning", In Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 2008, pp. 413-418

Siadaty, M., Torniai, C., Gašević, D., Jovanović, J., Eap, T., Hatala, M., "Ontological Support for Socially-enhanced Self Regulated Learning," In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology-based Learning Resource Repositories at 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2008

Siadaty, M., Torniai, C., Gašević, D., Jovanović, J., Eap, T., Hatala, M., "m-LOCO: An Ontology based Framework for Context-Aware Mobile Learning," In Proceedings of the 6th InternationalWorkshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web for Intelligent Educational Systems at 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2008

Torniai, C., Jovanović, J., Bateman, S., Gašević, D., Hatala, M., "Leveraging Folksonomies for Ontology Evolution in E-learning Environments", In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2008, pp. 206-215

C. Torniai, J. Jovanovic, S. Bateman, D. Gasevic, and M. Hatala, “E-learning meets Social Semantic Web”, 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, 1-5 July 2008

J. Jovanovic, C. Torniai, D. Gasevic and M. Hatala “Leveraging the Social Semantic Web in Intelligent Tutoring Systems”, International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal Canada, 23-28 June 2008

S.Bateman, J.Jovanovic, C. Torniai, D.Gasevic, and M.Hatala “Combined Usage of Ontologies and Folksonomies in E-learning Environments”, Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop, CHI 2008, 5-10 April 2008, Florence, Italy

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, R. Cucchiara, C. Grana, “Dynamic Pictorial Ontologies for Video Digital Libraries Annotation”, In Proceedings of the ACM MIR workshop on the Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics, Ausburg, Bavaria, Germany, September 28, 2007, pp. 47 – 56

A. Bagdanov, M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, G. Serras and C. Torniai, “Semantic annotation and retrieval of video events using multimedia ontologies”, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing ICSC 2007, Irvine, California,17-19 September 2007, pp. 713-720

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, C. Grana, R.Vezzani, R. Cucchiara, “Sports Video Annotation using Enhanced HSV histogram in Multimedia Ontologies”, In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visual and Multimedia Digital Libraries (VMDL07), Modena, Italy, September 13-14, 2007, pp. 160-167

C. Torniai, S.Battle, S. Cayzer, “The Big Picture: Exploring Cities through Georeferenced Images and RDF Shared Metadata”, CHI 2007 Workshop “Imaging the City”, San Jose,19 April, 2007

C. Torniai, S.Battle, S. Cayzer, “Sharing, Discovering and Browsing Photo Collections through RDF geo-metadata”, In Proceedings of SWAP 2006, the 3rd Italian Semantic Web Workshop, Pisa, Italy, December 18-20, 2006, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613- 0073, online http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-201/07.pdf

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, R. Cucchiara, C. Grana, “MOM: Multimedia Ontology Manager. A Framework for Automatic Annotation and Semantic Retrieval of Video Sequences”, in Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 23-27, 2006, pp. 787-788

C. Grana, R. Vezzani, D. Bulgarelli, G.Gualdi, R. Cucchiara, M. Bertini, C. Torniai, A. Del Bimbo, “PEANO: Pictorial Enriched ANnotation of VideO”, in Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 23-27, 2006, pp. 793-794

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo and C. Torniai, "Automatic Annotation and Semantic Retrieval of Video Sequences using Multimedia Ontologies”, in Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Oct. 23-27, 2006, pp. 679- 682

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo and C. Torniai, “Ontologies for Video Digital Libraries”, In Proc. Of the 7th KDD Multimedia Data Mining workshop report, in conjunction with the 12th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, August 20-23, 2006 Philadelphia, PA, USA

M. Bertini, G. D'Amico, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, "Using Knowledge Representation Languages for Video Annotation and Retrieval", In Proceedings of Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS) 2006, Milano, June 7-10, 2006, pp. 634-646

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C.Torniai, “Video Annotation and Retrieval with Pictorially Enriched Ontologies”, in Proceedings of Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries Management System (IRCDL), Padova (IT), January 27, 2006, pp. 76-79

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, “Automatic Video Annotation Using Ontologies Extended With Visual Information”, In Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Singapore November 6-12, 2005, pp. 395-398

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, “Enhanced Ontologies for Video Annotation and Retrieval”, In Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGMM international workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR), Singapore November 10-11, 2005, pp. 89-96

M. Bertini, R. Cucchiara, A. Del Bimbo, C. Torniai, "Domain Knowledge Extension with Pictorially Enriched Ontologies", 11th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP) , Rocquencourt, September 5-8, 2005, pp. 652-660

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, R. Cucchiara, C. Torniai, "Video Annotation with Pictorially Enriched Ontologies", In proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Amsterdam (NL), July 6-8, 2005, pp. 1428-1431

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo, R. Cucchiara, C. Torniai, "Ontologies enriched with visual information for video annotation", Multimedia and the Semantic Web Workshop in Conjunction with the 2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion (GR), May 29, 2005

Tutorials

Bjoern Peters (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology), Jie Zheng, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Carlo Torniai, Melissa Haendel, OBI: A Shared Ontology for Representing Biomedical Studies and Resources, ICBO 2011 Buffalo (NY)

Gasevic D., Witte R., Torniai C. “Tools for the Semantic Web: Semantic Web Technologies in Multimedia Enhanced Applications”, 4th Annual LORNET Conference on Intelligent, Interactive, Learning Object Repositories Network, Montreal, November 2007

Magazines

M. Bertini, A. Del Bimbo and C. Torniai, “Ontologies for Video Digital Libraries” ERCIM News Special Issue on “European Digital Libraries”, Number 66, July 2006, pp. 37

C. Torniai, “Exploring Maps through Georeferenced Images and RDF Shared Metadata”, Informer, Number 23, Summer 2007, ISSN 0950-4974, p. 6-7

Technical Reports

C. Torniai, S.Battle, S. Cayzer, “Sharing, Discovering and Browsing Geotagged Pictures on the Web” http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2007/HPL-2007-73.pdf

Patents

· System and Method for Data Provenance Management , co-inventors: Jing Zaho, Fan Sun, Carlo Torniai, Amol B. Bakshi, assignors to Chevron USA Inc, applied September, 2008, USPatentApplication No. 12/275877; Chevron Ref: T-7544

Program Committees

International Workshop on eLearning Approaches for the Linked Data Age (Linked Learning) 2012

· International Workshop on Visual interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web (VISSW 2009)

· IADIS International Conference Web based Communities 2008- 2011

· IADIS International Conference - Information Systems 2008 - 2011

· Workshop on Visual interfaces to the Social and the Semantic Web (VISSW 2009)

· SAAKM2008, Semantic Authoring, Annotation and Knowledge Markup Workshop

Teaching experience

I developed courses and give lectures in the following topics:

· Web languages and programming, 2006 - Master in Multimedia Content Design, University of Florence, Italy

· Multimedia and Semantic Web, 2005 and 2006 - Module of the Multimedia Database course Computer Engineering Faculty, University of Florence, Italy

· Fundamentals of knowledge representation and Semantic Web, 2005 - Computer Engineering Faculty, University of Florence, Italy

· Information and Communication Technology, 2004 and 2005 - Agriculture Faculty, University of Florence, Italy

· E-government guidelines for Public Administration, 2003 - Master in Communication and Management, University of Florence, Italy

· Instructor for Cisco Networking Academy Program, 2003 - Master in Internet Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

Languages

· Italian, English, French

Technical Skills

Semantic Web – Definition, design and analysis of ontologies,. Good knowledge of OWL, RDF, RDFS, SPARQL . Very good knowledge of Protégé, and Jena API

Web Development: Very good knowledge of HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, RSS. Very familiar with LAMP sites development. Very good knowledge of Javascript, PHP. Good knowledge of the Adobe CS Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop)

Web Engineering and Networking: Good knowledge of Apache, Microsoft IIS. Very good knowledge of Apache. Certified Cisco CCNA Instructor. Good knowledge of Cisco IOS, Cisco routers and switches configuration and management, design of LAN/WAN

Programming Languages and Mark-up: Good knowledge of C, C++, Java. Very good knowledge of XML, XSL(T), , SQL, SPARQL, MPEG-7, MPEG-21

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