Gianni Barlacchi is a Computer Engineer and PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Trento (Italy) and FBK MOBS Lab. His research interests are in the field of machine learning, natural language processing and data analysis.
His primary research focuses on developing novel machine learning models and neural networks to predict people’s activities from textual and geo-spatial data. These models find application at
the intersection between natural language processing and urban computing, involving topics such as human mobility and land use classification through semantic data.
Gianni has been a visiting scholar at Telefonica I+D and IBM Research where he worked on different machine learning problems, ranging from credit scoring to prediction of migration flows.
His PhD is supported with a fellowship by TIM (Telecom Italia).