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Laura Di Rocco

Research Assistant


Office Location

472 West Village H
440 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Genova, Italy
  • MSc in Computer Science, University of Genova, Italy
  • BSc in Computer Science, University of Genova, Italy


Laura Di Rocco is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Northeastern University, working in the general area of open data integration. She obtained an MSc, and a PhD from the University of Genova, Italy, working on the topic of Geographical Feature Extraction. She has been a visiting researcher at the University College Dublin, Ireland, as well as the University of Paris 13 and the Paris Descartes University.

About Me

  • Hometown: Genova, Italy
  • Field of research/teaching: Database

What is your research focus in a bit more detail? Is your current research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

I started my research career in developing algorithms for extracting knowledge from open data. I subsequently moved towards constructing algorithms and methodologies for open data integration. I see open data integration as a next step towards the overall goal of augmenting and enabling access to knowledge across and within distinct data sources.