Riccardo Zese

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Assistant Professor (ING-INF/05)
Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche, farmaceutiche ed agrarie, Università di Ferrara,

Ufficio 336
Blocco A, Polo Scientifico Tecnologico
University of Ferrara
Via Saragat 1, 44122, Ferrara, Italy
Tel: Office: +39 0532 97 4802 - Lab: +39 0532 97 4827 Fax: +39 0532 97 4802
E-Mail: riccardo.zese@unife.it
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Publications by type, Publications by year

Latest Publications

[6] Damiano Azzolini, Elena Bellodi, Stefano Ferilli, Fabrizio Riguzzi, and Riccardo Zese. Abduction with probabilistic logic programming under the distribution semantics. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 142:41--63, 2022. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[5] Fabrizio Riguzzi, Elena Bellodi, Riccardo Zese, Marco Alberti, and Evelina Lamma. Probabilistic inductive constraint logic. Machine Learning, 110:723--754, 2021. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[4] Elena Bellodi, Marco Gavanelli, Riccardo Zese, Evelina Lamma, and Fabrizio Riguzzi. Nonground abductive logic programming with probabilistic integrity constraints. Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, 21(5):557--574, © Cambridge University Press, 2021. [ bib | DOI | http | .pdf ]
[3] Elena Bellodi, Riccardo Zese, and Francesco Bertasi. Machine learning in a policy support system for smart tourism management. In Proceedings of the 7th International Online & Onsite Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Data Science - LOD, October 4 – 8, 2021 – Grasmere, Lake District, England – UK, volume In press of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Heidelberg, Germany, 2021. © Springer, Springer Nature. [ bib ]
[2] Riccardo Zese, Elena Bellodi, Chiara Luciani, and Stefano Alvisi. Neural network techniques for detecting intra-domestic water leaks of different magnitude. IEEE Access, 9:126135 -- 126147, 2021. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[1] Riccardo Zese and Giuseppe Cota. Optimizing a tableau reasoner and its implementation in prolog. Journal of Web Semantics, 71(100677):1--22, 2021. [ bib | DOI | http ]



  • Awarded of an honourable mention for the EurAI Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016 for the PhD Thesis title “Probabilistic Reasoning and Learning for the Semantic Web”.
  • Best Paper Award for “BUNDLE: A Reasoner for Probabilistic Ontologies”
    by Riccardo Zese, Fabrizio Riguzzi, Evelina Lamma and Elena Bellodi at the 7th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR-2013)

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Research Activities

  • Project ePolicy (Engineering the POlicy- making LIfe Cycle),  in collaboration with University of Bologna, Regione Emilia-Romagna, ASTER, University College Cork, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, The University of Surrey, PPA ENERGY, Instituto De Engenharia De Sistemas E Computadores Do Porto, approved and financed under the call FP7-ICT-2001-7, project code: 288147. http://epolicy-project.eu/node
  • Project SORT (Sviluppo di sistemi tecnologici innovativi integrati per lo Spacchettamento, l’Organizzazione delle scorte e il Tracciamento dei prodotti alimentari sprecati finalizzati alla loro valorizzazione), in collaboration with Università degli Studi di Parma, TSP-Tecnologie e Servizi Professionali S.r.l., Plastic Sort S.r.l., Alfacod S.r.l., Curti Costruzioni Meccaniche S.p.A., approved and financed by MIUR with the DM of 13th February 2014 n. 428, registered at Corte dei Conti, 11th September 2014
  • Project GST4Water (Green Smart Technology for Water), industrial research project financed by POR FESR 2014-2020 in collaboration with Terra & Acqua Tech, LEA ENEA, CIRI-EA, CIRI-EC, CADF, SOGESE, XEO4, STARPLAST, VerdeAlto. https://www.gst4water.it/
  • Project PolisEye (POLIcy Support systEm for smart citY data governancE), industrial research project funded by the POR FESR Emilia Romagna 2014-2020 within the Intelligent Specialization Strategy (S3). https://www.poliseye.it/
  • Project SUPER (Supercomputing Unified Platform – Emilia-Romagna) approved and financed by the POR-FESR 2014-2020 (Azione 1.5.1). https://ict.enea.it/super/ 


  • Member of the Interest Group for Data Science in Food Safety Risk Assessment of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) for UNIFE. The technical group brings competences on machine learning, natural language processing and data mining – from September 2021.


  • Module 4 of Applicazioni dell’Intelligenza Artificiale in Medicina in the A.Y. 2019/20.
  • Deep Learning since A.Y. 2019/20.
  • Module of Computer Science and Mathematics of the course Informtica, Matematica e Fisica since A.Y. 2020/21
  • Co-Teacher of Fondamenti di Informatica e Laboratorio (Modulo B) in the A.Y. 2018/19 and 2019/20
  • Seminar “Introduction to Description Logics and the Semantic Web” for the course of Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence since A.Y. 2014/15

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