Damiano Spina

Damiano Spina

Lecturer and DECRA Fellow

School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University

About Me

Womin djeka! This is my personal—not an official RMIT—website. I’m a Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at RMIT University (School of Computing Technologies), a member of the Research Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics (CIDDA), and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

My main research interests are Information Retrieval (IR), Text Analytics, and Data Science. I currently work on evaluation of information access systems and interactive information retrieval.

In my free time, I teach Capoeira at the Associação de Capoeira Descendente do Pantera (ACDP) –where I am also known as Estagiário Camaleão– and play samba with Wombatuque.

I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands I live, work, teach, and learn. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. I also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia.
Interests
  • Information Retrieval
  • Text Analytics
  • Data Science
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2014

    UNED (Madrid, Spain)

Affiliations

rmit
RMIT University

Lecturer, School of Computing Technologies

cidda
RMIT CIDDA

DECRA Fellow, Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics

adms-fill
ADM+S

Associate Investigator, Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society

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Current PhD Students

Former PhD Students

Former Master and Honour Students

  • Binh Chon Nut Le, Investigating Algorithmic Bias via Crowdsourcing, RMIT University, 2020.
  • Xinhuan Duan, Two-Step Classification for Profiling Fake News Spreaders on Twitter, RMIT University, 2020. [Paper]
  • Shubhdeep Singh, Spoken DialogWOZ : A Tool to PerformWizard of Oz Experiments in Speech-Only Question Answering Scenarios, RMIT University, 2020.
  • Assunta Cerone, Watch ’n’ Check: Towards a Social Media Monitoring Tool to Assist Fact-Checking Experts, Politecnico di Torino, 2020. [Paper]
  • Mazhar Morshed, Missing Attribute Imputation through Clustering in New Item Cold Start Job Recommendation, RMIT University, 2017.
  • Phanomsinh Homsombath, Applying Phonetic Matching to Spoken Document Retrieval, RMIT University, 2015.

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