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Work Experience

Software Engineer
January 2017 - Now
@ Cliqz GmbH - Munich

Senior Programmer
December 2013 - December 2016

Topic: Research and development for istella web search engine.
@ Tiscali s.p.a. - Pisa

Research Experience

Research Fellow
September 2009 - December 2013

Topic: Scalability and Efficiency of Cloud Based Systems to Retrieve Big Data Collections.
@ High Performance Computing Laboratory (HPCLab)
Information Science and Technologies Institute, Italian National Research Council (CNR) of Pisa, Italy.

Ph.D. Student
Jenuary 2010 - December 2013

Topic: Web Search Engines and Query Log Mining
@ Department of Computer Science - Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Research Intern
September 2012 - December 2012

Topic: Efficiency prediction using machine learning techniques.
@ School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.


Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science.
March 2014

Thesis title: Query Log Based Techniques to Improve the Performance of a Web Search Engine.
@ Department of Computer Science, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Master's Degree in Computer Science.
June 2009

Thesis title: Evaluation and Comparison of Query Recommender Algorithms for Web Search Engines.
Final Mark: 110/110 cum laude. Average Mark 28.9 out of 30. GPA: 3.8
@ Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy.

Computer Skills and Competences


  • Experience with concepts of data mining and machine learning;
  • Experience in working with large document corpora and large graphs;
  • Excellent communication and team working skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;

Operating Systems: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Programming languages: C/C++, Java, Bash Scripting, Python, Octave/Matlab, Scala, C# (academic)
Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Eclipse, NetBeans, Emacs
Database Technologies and Systems: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Web Technologies: HTML/XHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
Deployment Environments: Apache, Tomcat
Libraries and Toolkits: Hadoop, Pig, Terrier, Sphinx
Software utilities: LATEX, Gnuplot, CVS, SVN, Git, Microsoft Office