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Biography

Eddy Maddalena received his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Udine, Italy. During his PhD, Eddy focused on the use of crowdsourcing to collect relevance judgments to evaluate information retrieval systems. Eddy spent part of his PhD at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, and at the University of Sheffield, UK.

In June 2017, Eddy moved to the University of Southampton to work as a Research Fellow. He held the role of crowdsourcing work-package leader in Qrowd, a Horizon 2020 (H2020) project that offers local governments and transportation businesses innovative solutions to reduce congestion, make mobility safer and more efficient, and reduce CO2 emissions. Eddy mentored PhD students, led the development of crowdsourcing platforms such as the Virtual City Explorer (VCE), and organised international events such as the BHCC2019 Symposium.

Eddy joined King's in 2020, where he is currently involved in ACTION, a H2020 programme that helps 15 citizen science communities around Europe fighting pollution. He mentors early-stage researchers in CLEOPATRA ITN, a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. Eddy also contributes crowdsourcing solutions in They Buy For You, a H2020 project that focuses on procurement data value chains for economic development, demand management, competitive markets and vendor intelligence.

Research Interests

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Human Computation
  • Citizen Science
  • Information Retrieval

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