Pierpaolo Tommasi is a Research Software Engineer focusing on Semantic Web and Cognitive technologies. He works at IBM Research Ireland in the Smarter Cities Technology Centre.
He received his Master in Computer Engineering from Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna (Italy) in 2012 with his thesis entitled "Fast RDF indexing and querying by using Prefix Tries". He has been part of the teams that won the third prize at the Semantic Web Challenge in 2013 (in the 12th International Semantic Web Conference) and the best in paper award in the ESWC in 2014. He has co-authored articles in different major conferences in the Semantic Web field (WWW, ISWC, ESWC).
Presently his projects involve knowledge-based system for health, collaborating with Academia, industries and other IBM labs across the world.