Data Management and Analysis Research Group

DaMA Members

Barbara Catania

Faculty Member

Giovanna Guerrini

Faculty Member


Chiara Accinelli

Ph.D. Student


Federico Dassereto

Ph.D. Student


Simone Minisi

Research Fellow


Daniele Traversaro

Ph.D. Student

We are always looking for motivated students to work with us!!!


 Data have been defined as the fuel of the 21st century.  We now are witnessing a revolution in the production of data, being gathered by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, sensor networks, Web applications, software logs, resulting in a significant increase in data complexity, in terms of volume, heterogeneity, and distribution. Such a huge amount and variety of data, increasingly geo-referenced and dynamic, is a valuable source from which to extract information and knowledge. However, the high volumes and considerable heterogeneity require new management and analysis techniques, able to take into account the specificity of data, also in terms of data quality and semantics.

The DaMA research group faces the increasingly more relevant issues involved in processing and analyzing data, focusing on  how to efficiently and effectively manage data originating from various sources (sensors, services, users, social media, etc.), how to retrieve relevant information from them, also by means of source  interoperability and semantic data integration, and  how to analyze them to discovering new, non-obvious knowledge from these data.

The areas of our expertise include:
  • Large Scale Data Management
  • Approximate and Adaptive Query Processing
  • Semantic-Web and Linked Data
  • Geo-referenced and Time-variant Data
  • Data Integration and Cleaning
  • Data Analytics


UniGe research project 
Ethic-by-design Data Preparation

UniGe research project
Augmenting Tables in Datalakes

UniGe research project
Relaxed Graph Query Caching


EDBT Summer School 2017
13th Extending Database Technology
Summer School

EDBT ICDT Joint Conference 2013
16th Int. Conf. on Extending Database Technology
16th Int. Conf. on Database Theory

ADBIS 2013
17th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems

SEBD 2009
17th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems


Graduate Course (MSc in Data Science and Engineering)
Large Scale Computing
Barbara Catania
, Giovanna Guerrini

Graduate Course (MSc in Data Science and Engineering)
Advanced Data Management
Barbara Catania, Giovanna Guerrini

Graduate Course (MSc in Data Science and Engineering)
Business Analytics
Barbara Catania, Giovanna Guerrini

Undergraduate Course (BSc in Computer Science and BSc in Statistics, in Italian)
Basi di Dati
Giovanna Guerrini, Barbara Catania

Graduate Course (MSc in Data Science and Engineering)
Data Warehousing
Giovanna Guerrini, Barbara Catania

Undergraduate Course (BSc in Computer Science, in Italian)
Basi di Dati 2
Barbara Catania

Graduate Course (MSc in Data Science and Engineering)
Data Semantics
Barbara Catania, Giovanna Guerrini

Undergraduate Course (BSc in Computer Science, in Italian)
Introduzione alla Data Science
Giovanna Guerrini, Barbara Catania

Graduate Course (PhD in Computer Science and System Engineering)
Large Scale Data Management
Barbara Catania
, Giovanna Guerrini


 March 3, 2021

Accepted Paper! Chiara, Barbara, Giovanna, and Simone discuss The impact of rewriting on coverage constraint satisfactionPIE+Q @ EDBT/ICDT 2021

 March 3, 2021

Accepted Demonstration! Chiara, Barbara, Giovanna, and Simone will present at EDBT/ICDT 2021 their work: covRew: a Python Toolkit for Pre-Processing Pipeline Rewriting Ensuring Coverage Constraint Satisfaction. Congratulations! See the teaser video.

 November 1, 2020

Daniele starts today his 3-years Ph.D. program. Congratulations!

 June 16, 2020

Published Paper! Laura, Federico, Michela, Davide, Barbara and Giovanna discuss microblog messages geolocation at sub-city level. Sherloc: a knowledge-driven algorithm for geolocating microblog messages at sub-city level, International Journal of Geographical Information Science

April 27, 2020

Jennifer Ciaramitaro and Matilde Guzzo have obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a thesis developed under the supervision of Prof. Barbara Catania. Congratulations! 

April 21, 2020

The report of the first online database conference EDBT/ICDT 2020 is online as a blog@CACM

April 14, 2020

SOFSEM 2021 will be held in Bozen, the Data Science and Engineering Track is being chaired by Giovanna Guerrini. Consider submitting a paper!

Deadline: July 13 

 March 1, 2020

Check out our workshop APCSE @ ACM UMAP 2020! Adaptation and Personalization in Computer Science Education

 January 31, 2020

Accepted Paper! Chiara, Simone and Barbara discuss how to rewrite SQL queries to ensure fairness. Coverage-based Rewriting for Data Preparation, PIE @ EDBT ’20

February 1, 2020

Daniele and Simone start today their one-years Research grant. Congratulations!

January 20, 2020

Accepted Paper! Francesco, Barbara and Giovanna discuss relaxed graph query caching. GRaCe: A Relaxed Approach to Graph Query Caching, SOFSEM 20

November 1, 2019

Chiara and Federico start today their 3-years Ph.D. program. Congratulations!



DIBRIS – Valle Puggia
Università di Genova
Via Dodecaneso, 35
16146 Genova – Italy

barbara.catania [at] unige.it, giovanna.guerrini [at] unige.it