Riccardo Cantini is a research fellow at the Department of Computer Science, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering (DIMES
), University of Calabria. He graduated magna cum laude in Computer Engineering in 2019, and obtained his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies in 2023, awarded with the Doctor Europaeus
label. His Ph.D. thesis work focused on the analysis of politically-polarized Big Social Data, with the aim of outlining a detailed profile of social users, investigating their interests, opinions, and feelings, and shaping their perception of real-world facts and events, thus providing an effective data-driven approach to a thorough understanding of political phenomena.
In 2018 he joined the Scalable Computing and Cloud Laboratory (SCALab
), and between 2021 and 2022 he worked as visiting researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS
). Since 2019 he has been contract professor at the DIMES Department.
His research interests include social media and big data analysis
, machine and deep learning
, sentiment analysis and opinion mining
, natural language processing
, topic detection
, edge and fog computing
, and high performance data analytics