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Matteo Magnani graduated with honors in Computer Science at the University of Bologna in 2002. He studied at the University of Marne la Vallée (undergraduate level) and the Imperial College London (postgraduate research level). In 2006 he obtained a PhD in Computer Science (Bologna) where in 2011 he also graduated with honors in Violin.
He has received a Rotary Prize for the best student of the Science Faculty (UniBO), a Best Paper Award at ASONAM 2011, a Funniest Presentation award at SBP 2010, the French qualification for Maître de Conférence positions, the Italian idoneità for CNR researcher positions, a Best Young Chess Player at a local tournement with two participants and his mother is very proud of him (or at least this is what she officially says).
Before joining Uppsala University he has held positions at CNR, Italy (third-level researcher - or "ricercatore di ultima", in Italian), at the University of Bologna, Italy (assistant professor), and at Aarhus University, Denmark (research assistant professor level).
His main research interests span Database and Information Management systems, specifically uncertain information management and multidimensional database queries, Network Science and Social Computing. He has written around 1.5 Kg of papers on these topics (when printed on heavy A4 size sheets), and he has an h-index. He has successfully attracted funding from Working Capital (Telecom Italia), PRIN and FIRB (MIUR - Italian Ministry for education, University and Research) schemes.