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I am a researcher at the Institute of Computational Science, Faculty of InformaticsUniversità della Svizzera Italiana (USI). Previously I have been a postdoc at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and at the Institute of Technologies for Communications at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI. My research activity has always dealt with knowledge at different levels: how it can be formalized and collectively produced (Description Logics, Social Semantic Web), how it can be extracted from unstructured or semi-structured data (Social Web mining, ontology extraction from text), and how it can be exploited to make sense of vast amounts of information (machine learning, pattern recognition). My current work focuses on the concept of similarity between objects, its extension to different modalities/views and its application to problems in shape analysis, image processing, and machine learning.



If any publication link is missing, not working, or pointing you to a page which asks you money for the paper, either check on Mendeley (which automatically syncs with my personal publications folder) or mail me: most of the articles you cannot directly download from here are freely available upon request.

Journal Papers

Book Chapters

  • Davide Eynard, Marco Alberto Javarone, Matteo Matteucci. Clustering Algorithms. In Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer. 2014. 
  • Munindar P. Singh, Matthew Arrott, Tina Balke, Amit K. Chopra, Rob Christiaanse, Stephen Cranefield, Frank Dignum, Davide Eynard, Emilia Farcas, Nicoletta Fornara, Fabien Gandon, Guido Governatori, Hoa Khanh Dam, Joris Hulstijn, Ingolf Krueger, Ho-Pun Lam, Michael Meisinger, Pablo Noriega, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Kartik Tadanki, Harko Verhagen, and Serena Villata. The Uses of Norms. In Giulia Andrighetto, Guido Governatori, Pablo Noriega, and Leendert W. N. van der Torre (Eds.), Normative Multi-Agent Systems, (4):191--229, Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2013.
  • Davide Eynard, Matteo Matteucci, and Fabio Marfia (2012). A Modular Framework to Learn Seed Ontologies from Text. In M. Pazienza, & A. Stellato (Eds.), Semi-Automatic Ontology Development: Processes and Resources (pp. 22-47). IGI Global, 2012. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0188-8.ch002

Conference Proceedings

  • D. Eynard, K. Glashoff, E. Rodolà, M. M. Bronstein. Coupled functional maps. Proc. Int. Conf. 3D Vision (3DV), 2016.
  • M. Azadmanesh, A. Sherwany, D. Eynard, M. Vitasek, M. Hauswirth. Mobile vs. Desktop Programming Projects: The Effect on Students. PROMOTO '14: Workshop on Programming for Mobile and Touch, 2014.
  • A. Kovnatsky, D. Eynard, M. M. Bronstein. Gamut Mapping with Image Laplacian Commutators. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2014.
  • Davide Eynard, Alessandro Inversini, and Leonardo Gentile (2012). Finding similar destinations with Flickr Geotags. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012). Volume 1. Pages 733-735.
    (poster pdf)
  • Alessandro Inversini, Davide Eynard, Leonardo Gentile, and Marchiori Elena (2012). Destinations Similarity Based on User Generated Pictures' Tags. In Fuchs, M., Ricci, F., Cantoni, L. (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2012. Proceedings of the International conference in Helsingborg, Sweden (ENTER 2012). Springer. Pages 483-493.
  • Antonina Dattolo, Davide Eynard, and Luca Mazzola. An Integrated Approach to Discover Tag Semantics. 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, vol. 1, pp. 814-820. Taichung, Taiwan, March 2011.
  • Elena Marchiori, Davide Eynard, Alessandro Inversini, Lorenzo Cantoni, and Francesco Cerretti (2011). Harvesting Online Content: An Analysis of Hotel Review Websites. In R. Law, M. Fuchs & Francesco Ricci (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2011 – Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria (pp. 101-112). Wien: Springer.
  • Davide Eynard, Fabio Marfia, Matteo Matteucci. On the Use of Correspondence Analysis to Learn Seed Ontologies from Text. In Proceedings of International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD) pp. 430-439, Valencia, Spain, October 2010.
  • Stefano Ceri, Adnan Abid, Mamoun Abu Helou, Daniele Braga, Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Emanuele Della Valle, Davide Eynard, Piero Fraternali, Michael Grossniklaus, Davide Martinenghi, Stefania Ronchi, Marco Tagliasacchi, Salvatore Vadacca. Proceedings of 18th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (Extended Abstract), Rimini, Italy, June 2010.
  • Luca Mazzola, Davide Eynard and Riccardo Mazza. GVIS: a framework for graphical mashups of heterogeneous sources to support data interpretation. IEEE 3rd International Conference on “Human System Interactions” (HSI) 2010, pp. 578-584, Rzezow, Poland, May 2010.
  • Silvia Bindelli, Claudio Criscione, Carlo A. Curino, Mauro L. Drago, Davide Eynard, and Giorgio Orsi. Improving Search and Navigation by Combining Ontologies and Social Tags. Proceedings of the OTM Confederated International Workshops and Posters on On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, pp. 76-85, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 2008.
  • Davide Eynard and Marco Colombetti. Exploiting User Gratification for Collaborative Semantic Annotation. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Semantic Web User Interaction (SWUI 2008), pp. 31-37, Florence, Italy, April 5, 2008.
  • David Laniado and Davide Eynard and Marco Colombetti. A semantic tool to support navigation in a folksonomy. HT '07: Proceedings of the 18th conference on Hypertext and hypermedia, pp. 153--154, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2007.
  • David Laniado and Davide Eynard and Marco Colombetti. Using WordNet to turn a folksonomy into a hierarchy of concepts. Semantic Web Application and Perspectives - Fourth Italian Semantic Web Workshop, 192--201, 2007
  • Research on collaborative information sharing systemsKWEPSY 2007: Proceedings of the KWEPSY 2007 Knowledge Web PhD Symposium 2007, 81--82, 2007.

In Collections



Programme Committees

I have been reviewer for the following journals: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (TFS), International Journal on Artificial Intelligence (IJAIT). I have been committee member of the following conferences/workshops: International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) 2014/2013/2012; International Workshop on Community-based Evolution of Knowledge-intensive Systems (COMBEK) 2009/2008; Workshop on Social Aspects of the Web (SAW) 2009/2008; International Workshop on Interacting with Multimedia Content in the Social Semantic Web (IMC-SSW) 2008.

Supervised Theses

  • Sarp Erdag, "Reputation Analysis on the Web 2.0", Ms Thesis, co-supervised with Lorenzo Cantoni, Politecnico di Milano (Como campus), October 2009.
  • Carlo Miglierina, "Uso di ontologie per l'estrazione di informazioni strutturate dai Wiki", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, October 2009.
  • Marco Dola, "Sistema di template per visualizzare risorse in un wiki semantico", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti and David Laniado, Politecnico di Milano, October 2008.
  • Emanuele Scapinello, Mattia Regazzoni: "A folksonomy-based graphical tool for ontology grounding", Ms Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, April 2008.
  • Giulia Rodà : "Progetto e implementazione di un'ontologia di contesto in un wiki semantico", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, March 2008.
  • Marco Polonio, Matteo Rebulla: "Speakin' About: un'estensione di Firefox per annotazioni semantiche", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, March 2008.
  • Daniele Zanni, Davide Zoni: "File System a tag: l'evoluzione arriva da Internet", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Fabio Schreiber, Politecnico di Milano, March 2008.
  • Thomas Marchi, Fabio Panozzo: "Progetto e implementazione di un motore per wiki semantici, con una sperimentazione nell'ambito delle energie rinnovabili", Bs Thesis, co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, July 2007.
  • David Laniado: "Supporto alla navigazione nei sistemi di classificazione collaborativa: applicazione di tecniche semantiche alle folksonomie", Master Thesis,co-supervised with Marco Colombetti, Politecnico di Milano, April 2007.


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