PhD student at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science — DISI
University of Trento, Italy
PhD supervisor: Prof. Andrea Passerini
I closely cooperate with the Telecom Italia SKIL Lab at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK).
My current research work is focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence. In particular, my PhD thesis is about "constructive recommendation", which is the task of recommending novel objects by creating them from scratch. This research work spans through several areas of machine learning such as online learning, preference elicitation, structured output prediction and recommendation systems. Other research areas I am interested in are statistical relational learning, reinforcement learning, convex optimization and other artificial intelligence fields such as constraint programming, information retrieval and natural language processing.
Dragone, P. & Teso, S. & Passerini, A. (2018) "Constructive Preference Elicitation". In Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
Dragone, P. & Teso, S. & Passerini, A. (2018) "Decomposition Strategies for Constructive Preference Elicitation". In AAAI 2018.
Dragone, P. & Teso, S. & Passerini, A. (2018) "Constructive Preference Elicitation over Hybrid Combinatorial Domains". In AAAI 2018.
Dragone, P. (2017) "Constructive Recommendation". In RecSys 2017. Doctoral SymposiumPaper
Teso, S. & Dragone, P. & Passerini, A. (2017) "Coactive Critiquing: Elicitation of Preferences and Features". In AAAI 2017.Paper
Dragone, P. & Lison, P. (2016) "Classification and Resolution of Non-Sentential Utterances in Dialogue". In Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics.Paper
Dragone, P. & Lison, P. (2015) "An Active Learning Approach to the Classification of Non-Sentential Utterances". In Proceedings of the 2nd Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics. Young best paper award.Paper
Dragone, P. & Erculiani, L. & Chietera, M. T. & Teso, S. & Passerini, A. (2016) "Constructive Layout Synthesis via Coactive Learning". In Constructive Machine Learning Workshop at NIPS 2016.Paper
Teso, S. & Dragone, P. & Passerini, A. (2016) "Structured Feedback for Preference Elicitation in Complex Domains". In BeyondLabeler workshop at IJCAI 2016Paper
Dragone, P. & Lison, P. (2015) "Non-sentential utterances in dialogue: experiments in classification and interpretation". In Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue.Paper
I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Trento since November 2015. I graduated at Sapienza University of Rome in October 2015. I hold a Master's degree in Engineering in Computer Science. My background focuses mostly on various aspects of AI such as Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Constraint Programming, Planning. I worked on my master's thesis at the University of Oslo. The topic of the thesis was Natural Language Processing, more specifically it was about semantics of dialogue and dialogue systems. Among other experiences, I studied for one semester at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and worked in the IT sector as a software engineer.
(last update: November 2017)
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