Giuseppe Desolda
Assistant Professor
PhD in Computer Science
IVU Laboratory
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - Italy
email: giuseppe.desolda@uniba.it
Giuseppe Desolda

Research Interests:
Interaction with Ubiquitous Systems, Usability and User Experience, End-User Development, Internet of Things, Linked Open Data

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Curriculum

Giuseppe Desolda is Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. He is a member of the Interaction, Visualization, Usability & UX (IVU) Lab, directed by Prof. Maria Francesca Costabile.
He got a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bari. Among the innovative contributions of his Ph.D., Giuseppe Desolda proposed models, visual interaction paradigms and a mashup platform to allow non-technical users to compose Web services, also by manipulating Linked Open Data. The mashup platform developed during the PhD program was awarded as best mashup tool at the Rapid Mashup Challenge organized at the 15th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE) 2015.

His research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, specifically Interaction with Ubiquitous Systems, Usability and UX. In his research, Giuseppe Desolda is primarily investigating the interaction with IoT technologies, the use of Linked Open Data as new source of data, and Human Factors in Cyber Security.
At the IVU Lab Giuseppe Desolda coordinates research on "Novel Interaction Techniques", "Internet of Things", e "Usable Security".

He is co-author of more than 60 papers published in journals, international conferences and collections. Giuseppe Desolda attended several National and International Conferences to present his published works, including CHI, INTERACT, AVI, IS-EUD, ICWE, IIMSS. He is (has been) either member of the scientific program committee or reviewer of International Conferences (e.g., CHI, INTERACT, CSCW, AVI, SEKE, NordiCHI, VL/HCC). He is Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal, and in the reviewer board of international journals (e.g., TOCHI, TWEB, JSS, FGCS, BIT, Sensors, IJHCS, JVLC, MTAP, PLOS ONE).
He is Short Paper Co-chair of INTERACT 2021, and was Demo Co-chair of INTERACT 2019, Proceedings Co-chair of PerDis 2019, Posters & Demo Chairs of AVI 2018, Publicity chair of AVI 2016. He was Co-chair of the first Internation Workshop on "Human-centered cybersecurity", co-located with CHItaly 2019 conference; Co-chair ot the first International Workshop "SERVE: Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign", co-located with AVI 2016 conference.
Since 2013 he is/has been involved in various research projects of the Department of Computer Science (eGLU-BOX PRO, Empathy, eGLU-BOX, PA++, CHAT, LOGIN, VINCENTE, DSE) sponsored by EU and Italian organizations.

From the 2nd of September 2019 he is Invited visiting researcher for 12 months (2/9/2019 – 2/9/2020) at the Hertfordshire University, UK. He is Involved in the research project FLAGSHIP–a Framework for Learning Agent-based Games to Shape Human-like Intelligence on Privacy, collaborating with the Design Research Group.
He has been twice visiting researcher (26/09/2017 - 26/10/2017 and 23/01/2018 - 22/02/2018) at the University of Hertfordshire (UK). He collaborated in the design and implementation of new techniques of natural interaction for the programming of intelligent objects by users who are not computer experts.
In July 2017 he was visiting researcher (1/7/2017 - 31/7/2017) at the Brunel University London (UK), working with the Prof. Alessio Malizia in an on-going project on natural interaction paradigms to support non-technical users in programming the behaviour of smart objects.
During September-December 2014 he was visiting researcher at the University College of London (UCL), collaborating with Prof. Hans-Christian Jetter, inside ICRI (Intel Collaborative Research Institute) Cities directed by Prof. Yvonne Rogers. During this period, he investigated the composition of data sources available on mobile devices by exploiting spatial-aware mechanisms.
In July 2014, he was teacher of the SURGEOM (SUbject-driven Role-Guided Externalization of Organizational Models) summer school held at Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria), organised within the Erasmus-IP EU programme. Forty students coming from 6 European countries attended the school. Together with Prof. Carmelo Ardito of the University of Bari, he was invited co-teacher of the "Information Construction by Service Composition" session, and he was the coordinator of work activities carried out by the school students.

He is Member of the Italian Working Group on Usability, called GLU (Gruppo di Lavoro per l’Usabilità), of the Italian Ministry of Public Administration. This group is related to the Italian Ministry of Public Administration and it is doing a great work in order to improve the usability of Public Administration websites and other e-government systems. He is/has been the coordinator of the development of eGLU-Box PA, a Web platform that assists novice evaluators to perform usability test of websites in a semi-automatic way according to the eGLU LG protocol. This system is certified ISO25000 and released in all the Italian Public Administrations by the end of 2019. The eGLU LG protocol has been included in the current tree-years plan of the Italian Public Administration (Piano triennale per l’informatica nella pubblica amministrazione 2019 - 2021).
He was co-founder and CEO of LARE, a spin-off of the University of Bari aiming at providing real-time remote support to surgeons during surgeries, through audio-video connection and telestration.

He has been selected by the Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) as one of the 200 most qualified young researchers in the field of mathematics and computer science admitted to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum organized from 22 to 27 September 2019. During the event he has met the winners of the most prestigious awards in their fields such as the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics) and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical aspects of computer science).

About the most important teaching activities at the University of Bari, Giuseppe Desolda is/has been adjunct Professor for: Web programming (a.y. 2018-2019, 2019-2020) at the Degree in Computer Science; Usable Security and IoT Technologies and Tools for Configuring Smart Environment at the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics; Informatics and geological data analysis (a.y. 2016-2017, 2017-2018) course at the Degree in Geosciences.
He also gave lectures in several courses like Computer Programming, Human-Computer Interaction I & II, Intelligent Systems, on various topics, including “Interaction with multi-touch displays”, “Language for Web Development: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP”, “User Interfaces for Information Retrieval”, “Semantic Web”. He supervised many students for their theses in Computer Science at the University of Bari.

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Publications

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Teaching at the University of Bari Aldo Moro

Doctoral Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics

Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica e Comunicazione Digitale, Taranto)

Degree in Geosciences (Laurea Triennale in Scienze Geologiche )

Master

 

Other Teaching Activities

Degree in Computer Engineer and Physics, Università del Salento, Italy

Master Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Magistrale in Informatica) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica, Brindisi) University of Bari, seminars, lessons, projects supervision and member of exams board:

Other courses

Invited Talks

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Projects

He is currently (has been) involved in the following projects:

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Software

Some software developed

Desktop application

Multi-touch application

Tablet application

 

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