Anna Monreale is associate professor (with Italian habilitation as Associate Professor) at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa, and a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDD Lab), a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa.
She received both the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In June 2011, she earned her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pisa with a dissertation about Privacy-by-design in Data Mining.
In 2010, during her Ph.D., Anna has been a visiting student at Department of Computer Science of the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NewJersey, USA), working under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Wang. In summer 2014, she has been a visiting researcher at the People in Motion Lab for a collaboration with the Prof. M. Wachowicz, at the Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.
Anna’s research interests include big data analytics, social network analysis, ethical and legal issue raising in mining human data. In particular, she is interested in designing privacy risk assessment processes, privacy-by-design technologies for big data and explanations methods for machine learning based decision systems.
Since 2014, she has held several positions as teacher in Data Mining, Databases and Business Intelligence courses at B.Sc and M.Sc. level. She also has been advisor of different B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses in Computer Science, Data Science and Digital Humanities, and external Ph.D. reviewer.
Since 2008, she has been involved in different EU and Italian Funded research projects and has participated in some industrial collaborations.
Anna has been the vice-director of the Second Level Master in Big Data Analytics & Social Mining from 2014 al 2018, while since 2019 she is director.