Professor of Scalable Data Analytics, School of Computing at Newcastle University and Fellow (2018-2022) of the Alan Turing Institute, UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. After first and MSc degrees in Computing at Universita’ di Udine, Italy (1990), his career began as Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, USA (1994-2001). After a period as an independent consultant for the Italian Government and as adjunct professor at Universita’ Milano Bicocca, in 2004, he moved on to University of Manchester, School of Computer Science where he completed his PhD in Computer Science, and remained as postdoc until 2011. He then moved to Newcastle University as a Lecturer, progressing to Sr. Lecturer, Reader, and then Professor. At Newcastle he leads the School of Computing’s post-graduate academic teaching on Big Data Analytics, as well as a UG module on Predictive Analytics. He is also Sr. Associate Editor for the ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality (JDIQ).