Dr. Salvatore Flavio Pileggi

Research Fellow
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

"If you can dream it, you can do it" ~ Walt Disney

I’m a Research Fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland (Australia). My research is currently focusing on different aspects of Computational Science and eResearch, including, among others, Knowledge Representation, Data Engineering and Analytics.

Previously, after a short experience as a Software Engineer in 2007, I have held research-focused positions at leading institutions in Spain (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2007-2012), in New Zealand (University of Auckland, 2013-2014) and in France (INRIA & UPMC-LIP6, 2014-2016).

I have taught Databases at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Principles of programming at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and, more recently, Semantic Knowledge Engineering and Application as an invited professor at the University of the Andes (Colombia).

I received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2005 and a Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Communications from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 2011.

I have authored/co-authored well over 40 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as I have been involved in more than 10 collaborative research projects.

s.pileggi "at" uq.edu.au


Web of Similarity

Web of Similarity (WoS) is an extension of the Web of Data which is able to represent and process analogies among concepts and individuals.
We propose a human-inspired model that defines the uncertainty as an explicit similarity, providing a flexible range of solutions for approximate semantic reasoning in uncertain ecosystems.


Salvatore F. Pileggi, Web of Similarity, Journal of Computational Science. ISSN: 1877-7503


SimilarityReasonerV1.4 is available. Check it out and start reasoning on Similarities in the Semantic Web!

Current Research Network

Upcoming Events

The thirteenth IEEE eScience Conference (eScience 2017), Auckland, New Zealand, 24-27 October 2017

2018 International Conference on Information Resources Management (conf-IRM 2018), University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 4-6 June 2018

International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2018), Wuxi, China, 11-13 June 2018



Featured in Five: Salvatore F. Pileggi
Computing Reviews
April 27, 2017

Is Big Data the new "God" on Earth?

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
March 2016

In this short contribution I indirectly reflect on the permanent contrast between who I am and what I'm doing.


My Travels

I like a lot traveling and discovering the World!

I have visited many countries so far and I'm always looking forward for new adventures as, you know, travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!

Italy(***,**), Vatican City, Greece, Malta, Spain(**), Great Britain (England, Scotland), Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, France(**), Netherlands, Andorra, Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Bulgaria, Finland, Switzerland

Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Canary Islands (Spain), Cape Verde

Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada (Ontario), USA (Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona), Colombia

United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, China (Shaanxi, Hubei), Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia

New Zealand(**), Samoa, Australia (Queensland(*), New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania), Vanuatu, Fiji

(*) Currently living there, (**) I have been living there, (***) I was born there