General Information

Full Name Riccardo Tommasini
Date of Birth 17th June 1990
Languages Italian, English, French, German



  • 2021
    Maître des Conférences (Associate Professor)
    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon
  • 2019 - 2021
    Assistant Professor of Data Management
    University of Tartu
    • Data System Group
    • Due to the premature demise of Pro Sherif Sark, I acted as interim group head from April 2020 until February 2021
  • 2018
    R&D Consultant
    Starcounter s.r.l.
    • I was responsible for formalizing and designing an innovative solution for corporate software development.
  • 2016 - 2017
    R&D Consultant
    BES s.r.l.
    • I carried on the requirement analysis and the design of a platform for market analysis in the context of customer satisfaction.
  • 2014 - 2015
    Software Engineer Consultant
    • I designed and developed a platform for decision support in the context of VoIP traffic analysis.

Research Projects

  • 2022 - ONGOING
    POLIFLOW - Multimodel Streaming Data Management
    JCJC Project - ANR
  • 2021 - 2022
    Rebooting trust in the X-ROAD network
    Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions
  • 2020 - 2021
    Towards Asynchronous yet non repudiable communication in X-ROAD
    Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

Collaborations and Visits

  • 2017
    Ontology Based Data Access for Stream Processing Technologies
    University of Trento, SKIL, and Free University of Bozen/Bolzano KRDB
  • 2016
    PhD Visiting working on Ontology Based Event Processing
    University of Ghent, IDLab
  • 2015
    Affiliate Researcher on kHealth Projects
    Wright State University, Kno.e.sis Center

Open Source Projects

  • 2020 - ONGOING
    IMKG Sequencing
    • The Daga Engineering Pipeline for The Internet Meme Knowledge Graph
  • 2020 - ONGOING
    • A Java Library for processing RDF Streams in Real Time

Honors and Awards

  • 2021
    • Best Resource Paper Award ESWC with RSP4J
  • 2020
    • Springer award for the PhD Thesis
  • 2019
    • Best Paper Award CAISE with D2AI
  • 2018
    • Best Poster Award ISWC with VoCaLS





  • 2022
    Tarmo Pungas
    University of Tartu
    • Contextual captioning of internet meme templates
  • 2021
    Tõnis Hendrik Hlebnikov
    University of Tartu
    • Towards a Knolwedge Graph of Internet Memes
  • 2020
    Jonathan Karu
    University of Tartu
    • WebSourcing - Connecting Kafka to the Web
  • 2020
    Fred Boldin
    University of Tartu
    • Kypher - Towards Continuous OpenCypher

Other Interests

  • I am a certified Crossfit Coach Level 1 and I have been practicing Crossfit since 2014 regularly
  • I practiced Muai Thay for almost 9 years, from 2006. I have 3 official matched on the counter.
  • I enjoy art and books, music, and I am definitely a movie Nerd
  • I am particularly passioned about Internet Memes