Awards

2022
“Industry Impact Award” at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2022) with the paper “Ensemble Model Compression for Fast and Energy-Efficient Ranking on FPGAs”. Co-authors: Veronica Gil-Costa, Fernando Loor, Romina Molina, Raffaele Perego, Salvatore Trani. (link, tweet, prize).

Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing” from the 15th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT2021).

2021
Winner of a Xilinx University Donation Program Grant. Xilinx support our research with the donation of one Alveo U55C Data Center Accelerator Card.

Best Reviewer Award” from ACM CIKM 2021 (link).

2018
Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Computer Science (01/B1), valid until August 2027.

2017
Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Computer Engineering (09/H1), valid until April 2026.

Winner of a NVIDIA Academic GPU Grant Program. NVIDIA support our research with the donation of one NVIDIA Titan Xp GPU.

Outstanding Reviewer Award” from ACM SIGIR 2017 (link).

2016
Our paper “QuickScorer: a Fast Algorithm to Rank Documents with Additive Ensembles of Regression Trees“, in Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2015, is Notable Article in Computing of 2015 by ACM Computing Reviews (link).

Outstanding Reviewer Award” for the help in reviewing for ACM WSDM 2016. One of 21 reviewers nominated by the Senior PC members as standing out among the 376 reviewers for providing particularly thoughtful and careful reviews, and/or contributing to the paper discussions that followed.

2015
Best Paper Award” at the International ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2015) with the paper “QuickScorer: a Fast Algorithm to Rank Documents with Additive Ensembles of Regression Trees“. Co- authors: Claudio Lucchese, Raffaele Perego, Salvatore Orlando, Nicola Tonellotto, and Rossano Venturini. (link).

2014
Best Demo Paper Award” at the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) with the paper “TripBuilder: A Tool for Recommending Sightseeing Tours“. Co-authors: Igo Ramalho Brilhante, Jose Antonio Macedo, Raffaele Perego, and Chiara Renso. (link).

2011
Young Researcher Award” from the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” (ISTI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

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