Giovanni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, where he is part of the Quantitative Science Studies (QSS) research group.
Giovanni did his PhD in Technology Management at the Digital Humanities Laboratory of the EPFL (CH), working on methods for text mining and citation analysis of scholarly publications in the humanities. He was for two years the operations manager of the Venice Time Machine, a large-scale digitisation and indexation project based at the Archives of Venice, and is co-founder of Odoma, a start-up offering customised machine learning techniques in the cultural heritage domain.
Giovanni is interested in how scholars from different fields use language and how publications are cited (citation contexts); he is also investigating how scientific publications are used in Wikipedia; and has a long-lasting interest in understanding how the arts and humanities are organised both socially and intellectually.
Prior to joining CWTS and the University of Amsterdam, Giovanni has been part of the Research Engineering Group of The Alan Turing Institute, and a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, and the University of Oxford. He studied computer science (BSc) and history (BA, MA) in Udine, Milan, Padua and Venice in Italy.
Also see Giovanni's University of Amsterdam personal page