Fosca Giannotti is professor of Computer Science at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa and associate at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy. She has been recently awarded the prestigious European Resarch Council Advanced Grant “XAI – Science and Technology for the Explanation of AI Decision Making”. She is among core PI scientists of the two AI network of Excellence: TAILOR and HumaneAI_Net. Professor Giannotti is a pioneering scientist in mobility data mining, social network analysis and privacy-preserving data mining and responsible AI. She co-leads the Pisa KDD Lab – Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory, a joint research initiative of the University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, founded in 1994 as one of the earliest research lab on data mining. She is a recognized international authority in social mining from Big Data: smart cities, human dynamics, social, trustworthy AI.
She is author of more than 300 papers. She has coordinated tens of European projects and industrial collaborations. Professor Giannotti is deputy-director of SoBigData, the European research infrastructure on Big Data Analytics and Social Mining, an ecosystem of tens cutting edge European research centres providing an open platform for interdisciplinary data science and data-driven innovation. On March 8, 2019 she has been features as one of the 19 Inspiring women in AI, BigData, Data Science, Machine Learning by KDnuggets.com, the leading site on AI, Data Mining and Machine Learning https://www.kdnuggets. com/2019/03/women-ai-big-data-science-machine-learning.html. Since February 2020 F.G. is the Italian Delegate of Cluster4 (Digital, Industry and Space) in Horizon Europe.