Associate Professor of Computer Science, Managing Partner
Diego Reforgiato Recupero has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Cagliari, Italy since December 2015. He is a programmer, software developer, automation and ICT expert. He holds a double bachelor from the University of Catania in computer science and a doctoral degree from the Department of Computer Science of University of Naples Federico II. He got the National qualification for Computer Science Engineering and he is a Computer Science Engineer. In 2005 he was awarded a 3 year Post Doc fellowship with the University of Maryland where in 2006 he won the Computer World Horizon Award in the USA for the best research project on OASYS, an opinion analysis system that was commercialized by SentiMetrix (US company he co-founded). In 2008, he won a Marie Curie International Grant that allowed him to come back in Italy and was able to fund a 3 year Post Doc fellowship within the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Science Engineering (DIEEI) at the University of Catania where he won the “Best Researcher Award 2012” for a project about the development of a green router nearing commercialization. In the same year he got to the winning podium of the “Startup Weekend” event held in Catania and was a winner of Telecom Italia Working Capital Award with a grant of 25k euros for the “Green Home Gateway” project. In 2012 he co-founded the Italian company R2M Solution s.r.l. In 2013 he won a Post Doctoral Researcher position within the Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLAB) of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council (CNR) where he worked on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data; he is still an associated researcher at STLAB where he collaborates. In 2013 he published a paper on Science related to the energy efficiency techniques in Internet. Besides SentiMetrix inc. (US company founded in 2007) and R2M Solution s.r.l. (Italian company founded in 2012), he co-founded R2M Solution ltd. (UK company founded in 2014), La Zenia s.r.l. (Italian company founded in 2014 for management of sports and recreational events) and B-UP (Italian company founded in 2016 together with colleagues of CNR). He serves on the board of directors for R2M Solution and SentiMetrix. He is a patent co-owner in the field of data mining and sentiment analysis (20100023311). He has industrial and consulting experiences in several national and international industries. He has research experience across a wide array of industrial, Italian, FP7 and H2020 research projects most recently in the fields of ICT, energy saving in telecommunication networks, robotics and semantic web.
Main area of activity in R2M: Head of the ICT division, Programmer, Data Scientist.