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Riccardo Zese

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Assistant Professor (INF/01)
Dipartimento di Scienze chimiche, farmaceutiche ed agrarie, Università di Ferrara,

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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
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Latest Publications

[3] Elisabetta Gentili, Alice Bizzarri, Damiano Azzolini, Riccardo Zese, and Fabrizio Riguzzi. Regularization in probabilistic inductive logic programming. In Elena Bellodi, Francesca Alessandra Lisi, and Riccardo Zese, editors, Inductive Logic Programming - ILP 2023, volume 14363 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 16--29, Cham, 2023. Springer Nature Switzerland. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[2] Riccardo Zese and Elena Bellodi. A web application for reasoning on probabilistic description logics knowledge bases. Software: Practice and Experience, In Press:1--22, 2023. [ bib | DOI | http ]
[1] Maria Ferrara, Eleonora Maria Alfonsina Curtarello, Elisabetta Gentili, Ilaria Domenicano, Ludovica Vecchioni, Riccardo Zese, Marco Alberti, Giorgia Franchini, Cristina Sorio, Lorenzo Benini, et al. Sex differences in schizophrenia-spectrum diagnoses: results from a 30-year health record registry. Archives of Women's Mental Health, pages 1--10, 2023. [ bib ]



  • Awarded of an honourable mention for the EurAI Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016 for the PhD Thesis titled “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 the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Project SUPER (Supercomputing Unified Platform – Emilia-Romagna), approved and financed by POR-FESR 2014-2020 (Azione 1.5.1). 
  • Project AI&BM4Leukemia (Artificial Intelligence and Biophotonic Microscopy for rapid and early tests in Leukemia cells), financed by the IFAB (International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development) programme year 2022.
  • Project THERE (auTomatic HElpeR for cEphalometry), financed in 2023 by the University of Ferrara with the 5×1000 contribution year 2020.
  • Project MIRC.0 (Macchina Intelligente Recupero Crediti ver. 0 – Intelligent Debt Collection Machine ver. 0), financed by MISE call PON “Enterprise and Competitiveness” 2014 – 2020 – Growth Fund Intelligent Fabrica, Agrifood Desk procedure DD 20 November 2018.


  • 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 competencies in 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 and 2023/2024.
  • Deep Learning since A.Y. 2019/20.
  • Module Computer Science and Mathematics of the course Informatica, Matematica e Fisica since A.Y. 2020/21
  • Co-Teacher of Fondamenti di Informatica e Laboratorio (Modulo B) in the A.Y. 2018/19 , 2019/20, 2023/2024
  • Project Work di Deep Learning since A.Y. 2023/2024
  • Co-teacher of Laboratorio di Intelligenza Artificiale since A.Y. 2023/2024
  • Seminar “Introduction to Description Logics and the Semantic Web” for the course Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence since A.Y. 2014/15

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