About

Hi! My name's Valentina and I was a student at the Department of computer science of the University of Turin. I graduated with honors and distinction in April 2015 with a thesis in the field of Cognitive Science, and specifically about concepts representation, entitled "Integrating an extended hybrid Knowledge Representation system into the cognitive architecture ACT­R".

I have experience in Android development and mobile-related technologies (NFC, geofencing). I’ve worked on some web projects using front-end frameworks like Bootstrap and JQuery, and for the back-end CMSs, microframeworks Python like Flask and, more generally, big data and no-sql databases technologies related (MongoDB). Studying and working I’ve gained deep problem solving and team management skills, as well as an advanced knowledge of languages such as Java and Python. At this time my interests concern cognitive science and, more specifically, cognitive architectures, NLP, semantic web, sentiment analysis, but also domotics and complex networks analysis.

What about me? I love watching tv series and comedies, cooking (eating perhaps more!), doing some DIY and, when I can, spend some of my time outdoors!

Education

2012-2015 Master degree in Computer Science
University of Turin (Dep. of Computer Science), Turin
Final mark of 110/110 with honors and distinction.
My thesis "Integrating an extended hybrid Knowledge Representation system into the cognitive architecture ACT­R" was about the extension and integration of an hybrid concept representation system into a cognitive architecture (ACT-R).

2009-2012 Bachelor degree in Computer Science
University of Turin (Dep. of Computer Science), Turin
Final mark of 110/110 with honors.
My thesis "Development of an Android application for managing and sharing geolocalized tasks" was about the design (gui and architecture) of an Android application that let the user create, manage and share with friends geolocalized alarms.

2004-2009 High School Diploma in Accountancy and Programming
Technical institute “Michele Buniva”, Pinerolo
Final mark of 100/100.
My thesis work was about the evolution of marketing with the growth of web 2.0.

Publications

Antonio Lieto, Daniele P. Radicioni and Valentina Rho. A Common-Sense Conceptual Categorization System Integrating Proxytypes and the Dual Process of Reasoning, accepted at IJCAI 2015.

Antonio Lieto, Daniele P. Radicioni, Marcello Frixione and Valentina Rho Extending Ontological Categorization through a Dual Process Conceptual Architecture to appear in Selected Papers from the KEOD 2014 Proceedings, LNCS in Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer-Verlag, 2015.

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Experience

April 2015 - now Technical employee
ALTEC, Torino (TO)
ALTEC is the Italian center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions.

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014 Android developer
Medical Technology s.r.l., Torino (TO)
Development of an Android app for managing triage procedures in major disasters, using NFC tags in order to track the patient's condition. More info...

July 2013 - July 2014 Freelance web developer
Website design and development, such as: www.asproflor.it and www.otticavirano.it

Sep 2012 - Jul 2014 Database course assistant
University of Turin, Torino (TO)
For two years, I had the task to assist students during the Databases course at University, in particular about SQL queries and ER modeling.

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012 Android developer (internship)
University of Turin, Torino (TO)
Design and development of an Android application for managing and sharing geolocalized tasks. More info...

Oct 2010 - Feb 2011 Java programming course assistant
University of Turin, Torino (TO)
Assistant during the course of Java Programming, helping new students with the Object Oriented approach.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
Jul 2007 - Aug 2007
Secretary
Ghione Autoservizi, None (TO)
I worked at Ghione during the high school summer break, initially as an intern and later as a secretary.

News

27 Apr 2015Start working at ALTEC in Turin.
17 Apr 2015The paper "A Common-Sense Conceptual Categorization System Integrating Proxytypes and the Dual Process of Reasoning" (authors: A. Lieto, D. Radicioni and Valentina Rho) has been accepted as full paper at IJCAI 2015 Conference that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 25th to July 31st, 2015.
16 Apr 2015Master graduation in Computer Science at University of Turin.
27 Jan 2015The paper "Extending Ontological Categorization through a Dual Process Conceptual Architecture" (authors: A. Lieto, D. Radicioni, M. Frixione and Valentina Rho) will appear in Selected Papers from the KEOD 2014 Proceedings.
26-27 Nov 2014I partecipate as student volunteer at the International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition (AIC Conference) in Turin.
10-12 Oct 2014I presented, with Medical Technology s.r.l., the Tridima application at the 2014 R.E.A.S. Emergency Exhibition in Montichiari (BS).
18 Oct 2012Bachelor graduation in Computer Science at University of Turin.
19 Dec 2009I got a 5 year's scholarship for my University studies provided by the Annamaria Pezzetti and Riccardo Sacco Foundation.
27 Jul 2009High School Diploma in Accountancy and Programming.
16 Dec 2008I got the scholarship "Don Giuseppe Guglielmino" provided by Rotary Club Pinerolo.
01 Jul 2008I got the PET Certification with merit.
18 Apr 2008I got the ECDL Certification.
26 Feb 2008I partecipate at the semifinals of the Business Game at SUMI University in Pinerolo.

Get in touch!

Work place: ALTEC Space - Corso Marche, 79 Torino (TO)

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