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Prof Enrico Motta

Prof Enrico Motta has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Open University, where is currently a Professor in Knowledge Technologies.

In the course of his academic career he has authored about 300 refereed publications and his h-index is 56. His research focuses on large scale data integration and analysis to support decision making in complex scenarios. He is currently leading the HEFCE-funded MK:Smart project, a £16M flagship initiative which aims to tackle key barriers to economic growth in Milton Keynes through the deployment of innovative data-intensive solutions in the energy, transport and water management sectors. He is also currently working on a novel environment for exploring and making sense of scholarly data, which leverages innovative techniques in large-scale data mining, semantic technologies and visual analytics.

In addition to his main position at the Open University, he is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, which is ranked as the top journal in HCI by both Microsoft Academic Search and Google. Over the years he has advised strategic research boards and governments in several countries, including UK, US, The Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Finland, and Estonia.

He is currently contributing to the Data and Analytics Task Group of the Smart Cities Forum which has been set up by the Office for Science.