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.
  • Information Retrieval
  • Text Analytics
  • Data Science
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2014

    UNED (Madrid, Spain)


RMIT University

Lecturer, School of Computing Technologies


DECRA Fellow, Centre for Information Discovery and Data Analytics


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

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  • 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.