Nexa Staff


Antonio Santangelo Selina Fenoglietto Eleonora Bassi - Fellow Antonio Vetrò
Mattia Plazio Anita Botta Giovanni Garifo Marco Conoscenti
Giuseppe Futia Elena Beretta

staff research fellow

Antonio Santangelo

Phone: +39 011 090 5954

Executive Director

Antonio Santangelo is a semiotician. He teaches Semiotics and philosophy of language, Textual Semiotics and New Media Languages at the eCampus University, and Semiotics of television programmes at the University of Turin. more >

Selina Fenoglietto

Selina Fenoglietto

Phone: +39 011 090 7217

Administrative Manager

Selina Fenoglietto joined the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in May 2009 as administrative assistant. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Torino and her former experiences include the administrative management of projects funded by the European Commission, the World Bank and the Italian Foreign Office. From December 2010, she is the administrative manager of the Center.

senior research fellow

Eleonora Bassi

Phone: +39 011 090 7216

Senior Research Fellow

Eleonora Bassi is a researcher and consultant with a legal and philosophical background. She graduated in Law and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory (University of Torino). more >

staff research fellow

Antonio Vetrò

Phone: +39 011 090 7216

Senior Research Fellow

Antonio Vetrò was Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Formerly, he has been research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA) more >

staff research fellow

Mattia Plazio

Phone: +39 011 090 5954

Managing Director

Mattia Plazio is graduated in Italian Literature at the Faculty of Humanities of Turin. He worked in the field of e-learning as instructional designer. Since 2012 develops, coordinates and manages cultural projects funded by private and public institutions more >

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Anita Botta

Phone: +39 011 090 7219

Communication Manager

Anita Botta holds a Master Degree in Communication and Media Cultures in 2019 at the University of Turin. In Nexa she is in charge of communication and press office.more >

it manager

Giovanni Garifo

Phone: +39 011 090 7216

IT Manager

Giovanni Garifo graduated in december 2019 in Software Engineering at Politecnico di Torino with a master thesis titled "Deep Learning on Academic Knowledge Graphs", where he showed how advanced deep learning algorithms for graphs entities embedding and semantic web technologies can be used to empower a recommendation systems aimed at the academic community of the Politecnico. more >

phd student

Marco Conoscenti received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in October 2015. He joined the Nexa Center in November 2015 as PhD student under the supervision of Prof. De Martin. more >

Giuseppe Futia

Giuseppe Futia is a Ph.D student at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society of the Politecnico di Torino. His research interests focus on the semantic modeling and integration of heterogeneous data sources, employing Graph Neural Networks. He is currently the technical supervisor of the Geranium project, a semantic platform to explore the Politecnico di Torino publications. more >

Elena Beretta

Elena Beretta received the M.Sc. in Cooperation, Development and Innovation in Global Economy from University of Turin (Department of Economics and Statistics "Cognetti de Martiis") in September 2016; she worked on an experimental thesis investigating the diffusion of innovation by agent-based models, under the supervision of Professor Magda Fontana, and Professor Marco Guerzoni as assistant supervisor. more >

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