Valentina Franzoni

dottorando


franzoni@diag.uniroma1.it
Stanza: B221
Tel: +39 0677274003
Fax: +39 0677274002
Biografia: 
BSc (thesis on Web Usability with Prof. Osvaldo Gervasi) and MSc (thesis on Web-based Semantic Proximity Measures with Prof. Alfredo Milani) at University of Perugia, Italy in Computer Science at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Research Assistant at University of Perugia, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (2011-2014: assegnista e borsista on Usability and on Web Semantics) with Prof. Alfredo Milani, and at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (oct-dec 2012), Department of Computer Science with Prof. Clement Leung on Image Semantics Retrieval on the Web.

Lecturer in the first level master course of Information Security at University of Perugia (2012),
TA at University of Perugia for various courses among which Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Lab for Literature.

Local Coordinator for:
Summer Exchange programme 2013 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University 
Summer Exchange programme 2014 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University
Deputy Coordinator for:

Summer Exchange programme 2015 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University 
Summer Exchange programme 2016 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University
Scientific supervisor for the seminar series on "Cyber-emotions" at:

Summer Exchange programme 2017 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University
http://www.dmi.unipg.it/cyberemotions
 
In Organizing Committee for:
- 1st International Multidisciplinary Workshop on Affective Computing and Emotion Recognition (ACER) at ACM/WIC/IEEE WI 2017, Leipzig, Germany
- 6th International Workshop on Web-based Collective Evolutionary Systems: models, measures, applications (IWCES) at ICCSA 2017, Trieste, Italy
- 1st International Workshop on Emotion Recognition (EMORE) at ICCSA 2017, Trieste, Italy
- 5th International Workshop on Web-based Collective Evolutionary Systems: models, measures, applications (IWCES) at ICCSA 2016, Beijing, China
- Summer Exchange programme within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University, from 2012 to 2016
- "Guarda che RobApp!" interactive lab at Todi Appy Days 2014
- Google University Hackathon, Perugia 2013
- ICAPS Summer School 2013
 

In Program Committee for:
- IEEE Intelligent and Security Informatics (ISI 2017) international interdisciplinary conference, for the theme "Security and Big Data" (July 22-24, 2017, Beijing, China)
http://www.isi-conf.org/about.html

 
Activities followed during PhD School:
https://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~dottoratoii/students/304
 
 

 

Pubblicazioni: 

Proximity Measures and Models:

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "Structural and Semantic Proximity in Information Networks". ICCSA (1) 2017: 651-666
 
Franzoni V., Li Y., Mengoni P., Milani A. (2017) "Clustering Facebook for Biased Context Extraction". In Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10404. Springer, pp 717-729, 2017

Franzoni V.; "Just an Update on PMING Distance for Web-based Semantic Similarity in Artificial Intelligence abd Data Mining". CoRR arXiv:1701.02163[cs.AI]. Jan 2017 DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.20531.22560

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "A Semantic Comparison of Clustering Algorithms for the Evaluation of Web-Based Similarity Measures". Lecture Notes in Computer Science Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2016(1):438-452 · July 2016, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42092-9_34

Franzoni V.; "Context Extraction by Multi-path Traces in Semantic Networks". Proc. of Reasoning Rules (RR 2015) Doctoral Consortium. To be published in Arxiv (2015) and CEUR (2016)

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "A Pheromone-like Model for Semantic Context Extraction from Collaborative Networks". 2015 IEEE WIC/WI, Singapore Dec 2015 (to be published 2015)

Franzoni V., Milani A., Pallottelli S.; "Multi-path Traces in Semantic Graphs For Latent Knowledge Elicitation". In Proc. 11th International Conference on Natural Computation, IEEE ICNC 2015. CFP15CNC-CDR ISBN: 978-1-4673-7678-5 (2015)

Franzoni V., Leung C. H.C., Li Y., Milani A., Pallottelli S.; "Context-based Image Semantic Similarity". In Proc. 12th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery IEEE FSKD 2015. CFP15FSK-CDR ISBN: 978-1-4673-7681-5  (2015)

Franzoni V., Leung C.H.C., Milani A.; "Semantic Extraction Models for Collaborative Multimedia". Joint Poster Session RuleML 2015, Reasoning Web Summer School 2015 and RR 2015 (2015)

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "Semantic Context Extraction from Collaborative Networks". IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), Calabria, Italy (2015)

Franzoni A., Leung, H.C., Li, Y., Milani A.; "Set Similarity Measures for Images Based on Collective Knowledge". In Computer Science And Its Applications, Springer LNCS (2015)

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "Heuristic Semantic Walk for Concept Chaining in Collaborative Networks". International Journal of Web Information Systems, Vol. 10 Iss: 1, pp.85-103 DOI 10.1108/IJWIS-11-2013-0031 (2014)

Franzoni V., Milani A., Mengoni P., Mencacci M.; "Semantic Heuristic Search in Collaborative Networks: Measures and Contexts". 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), Warsaw, Polland; 08/2014. CPS Vol.1 DOI 10.1109/WI-IAT.2014.27

Franzoni V., Mencacci M, Mengoni P., Milani A.; "Heuristics for Semantic Path Search in Wikipedia". In Computational Science and Its Applications, pp. 327-340, Springer (2014)

Franzoni V., Milani A., Leung C. H. C., Li Y.X.; "Collective Evolutionary Concept Distance Based Query Expansion For Effective Web Document Retrieval". In Computational Science and its Applications, pp. 657-672, Springer (2013)

Franzoni V., Milani A.; "Heuristic Semantic Walk". In Computational Science and Its Applications, 643-656, Sprienger (2013)

Franzoni V., Milani A., "PMING Distance: A Collaborative Semantic Proximity Measure". WI-IAT, vol. 2, pp.442-449, 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (2012)

Link Prediction:

Franzoni V., Chiancone A., Milani A.; "A Multistrain Bacterial Diffusion Model for Link Prediction". International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol.31, Issue 11, (2017) DOI: 10.1142/S0218001417590248, 2017

Chiancone A., Franzoni V., Milani A. Niyogi R.; "Improving Link Quality by Quasi-common Neighbourhood".IEEE CPS International Conference on Computer Science And Its Applications, Banff, Alberta (Canada) (2015)

Chiancone A., Franzoni V., Madotto A., Milani A., Pallottelli S., Poggioni V.; "Multistrain Bacterial Model for Link Prediction". in Proc. 11th International Conference on Natural Computation IEEE ICNC (2015). CFP15CNC-CDR ISBN: 978-1-4673-7678-5 (2015)

A. Chiancone, V. Franzoni, Y. Li, K. Markov and A. Milani, "Leveraging Zero Tail in Neighbourhood for Link Prediction," 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Singapore, 2015, pp. 135-139. doi: 10.1109/WI-IAT.2015.129

Emotion Recognition:

Franzoni V., Biondi G., Milani A. (2017) "A Web-Based System for Emotion Vector Extraction". In Computational Science and Its Applications.  ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10406. Springer, pp 653-668, 2017
 
Riganelli M., Franzoni V., Gervasi O., Tasso S. (2017) "EmEx, a Tool for Automated Emotive Face Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks". In: Gervasi O. et al. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2017. ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10406. Springer, pp 692-704, 2017

Biondi G., Franzoni V., Poggioni V. (2017) "A Deep Learning Semantic Approach to Emotion Recognition Using the IBM Watson Bluemix Alchemy Language". In: Gervasi O. et al. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2017. ICCSA 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10406. Springer, pp 718-729, 2017

Franzoni V., Biondi G., Milani A., Li Y.; "Web-based Similarity for Emotion Recognition in Web Objects". 2016 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Data Processing IDP 2016 in 2016 IEEE/ACM 9th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing. Pages 327-332, DOI: 10.1145/2996890.3007883 

Franzoni V., Biondi G., Milani A., Li Y.; "Web-based Semantic Similarity for Emotion Recognition in Web Objects". 2016 CoRR arXiv:1612.05734v1 [cs.AI]
 
Franzoni V., Poggioni V., Zollo F.; "Can we Infer Book Classification by Blurbs?". In LNCS CEUR-WS Italian Information retrieval Conference. (2014)

Franzoni V., Poggioni V., Zollo F.; "Automated Book Classification According to the Emotional Tags of the Social Network Zazie". Proceedings of first International Workshop on Emotion and Sentiment in Social and Expressive Media: approaches and perspectives from AI (ESSEM 2013), AI*IA 2013 Conference, Tourin (Italy), Vol. 1096, pp. 83-94. CEUR-WS (2013)

Web Usability:

Franzoni V., Gervasi O.; "Guidelines for Web Usability and Accessibility on the Nintendo Wii". Transactions on Computational Science VI, pp. 19-40 (2009)

Franzoni V., Gervasi O., Pallotteli S., Tasso S.; "Web Usability on the Nintendo Wii Platform". Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2008, pp 105-118 (2008)

Riconoscimenti e premi: 

Appreciation thanks for  giving the seminars on "Emotions in Artificial Intelligence (Perugia, 26 June 2015)" and "Web-based Semantic Emotion Recognition" (Perugia, 14 July 2017) in the seminar series on Cyber-emotions at HKBU-UNIPG International Summer Exchange Programme 2017

Leadership certificate for outstanding contribution to the 17th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2017) and its associated workshops (EMORE and IWCES), held in Trieste, Italy on July 3 - 6, 2017.

Achievement of being the most cited researcher on Researchgate of DIAG Sapienza in June 2017.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Valentina_Franzoni/achievement/598021154ea0acbed68989b6

(Three-times) Researcher of the day on (24 April 2017, 25 May 2017, 20 June 2017) on the web page of the Association for Advancement of Affective Copmuting (AAAC) http://emotion-research.net

Award for Excellent 5-years contribution to Coordination of the HKBU-UNIPG International Exchange programme 2012-2016 within University of Perugia and hong Kong Baptist University. Received in 2016.

FSE Awards 2014, III classificato nella categoria "Giovani e mobilità". Regione Umbria, per progetto di ricerca Por Umbria FSE "iLearn: metriche di usabilità e protocolli di sviluppo per e-learning su dispositivi mobili innovativi"

Award for Outstanding Coordination HKBU-UNIPG International Exchange programme 2014 within University of Perugia and hong Kong Baptist University.

Award for Outstanding Coordination, HKBU-UNIPG International Exchange Programme 2013 within University of Perugia and Hong Kong Baptist University

PageRank Competition (25-27 Oct 2013), during MOC on "Social Network Analysis" by Prof. Lada Adamic, University of Michigan: II place

Google University Hackathon 2013, squadra Università degli Studi di Perugia: III classificato (team organizer University of Perugia)

Area di ricerca: 
Intelligenza artificiale e rappresentazione della conoscenza
Interessi di ricerca: 

artificial intelligence, link prediction, web-based semantic proximity, social network analysis, automated emotion recognition, web usability, e-learning