Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is an assistant professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. He is interested in problems originating from the interplay between people and computing systems, in the determinants of information quality in cyberspace, and in how information propagates across social networks, with application to the integrity of information in cyberspace and the trustworthiness and reliability of social computing systems.
Prior to joining UMD he was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), where he led the Computational Sociodynamics Laboratory.
Giovanni was the recipient in 2013 of a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and received postdoctoral training at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University Bloomington. He later joined the Indiana University Network Science Institute as an assistant research scientist until 2018. Prior to his postdoc, he was an analyst for the Wikimedia Foundation and a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Lugano, Switzerland and a Laurea degree in Computer Science from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His work has been covered in major news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Wired, MIT Technology Review, NPR, and CBS News, to cite a few.
PhD in Informatics, 2012
University of Lugano
MSc in Computer Science, 2007
Sapienza University of Rome
Our paper titled “Fact-checking, False Narratives, and Argumentation Schemes” (joint work with John Licato) won the best paper award at …
The 9th International Conference on Social Informatics just wrapped last week and it was a great success.