Welcome! My name is Agnese and I am a second-year PhD Student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State University, working with Dr. Prasenjit Mitra (IST) and Dr. Nilam Ram (Health and Human Development).
My current research interests include: Knowledge Discovery, Information Extraction and Retrieval, Text and Image Processing.


I am part of the Screenomics project, a collaboration with the Department of Communication at Stanford University. My work has been focused on implementing a Cloud-based infrastructure for text extraction and retrieval from digital screenshots.
Moving forward towards the design of a media behavior archive, my current investigation is primarily focused on knowledge discovery and representation from the rich and unstructured set at hand.


Agnese Chiatti, Mu Jung Cho, Anupriya Gagneja, Xiao Yang, Miriam Brinberg, Katie Roehrick, Sagnik Ray Choudhury, Nilam Ram, Byron Reeves, C. Lee Giles. Text Extraction and Retrieval from Smartphone Screenshots: Building a Repository for Life in Media. To appear in Proceedings of the 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2018). Pau, France. April 9-13, 2018.

Agnese Chiatti, Xiao Yang, Miriam Brinberg, Mu Jung Cho, Anupriya Gagneja, Nilam Ram, Byron Reeves, C. Lee Giles. Text Extraction from Smartphone Screenshots to Archive in situ Media Behavior. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2017). Austin, TX, USA. December 4-6, 2017.

Jian Wu, Sagnik Ray Choudhury, Agnese Chiatti, Chen Liang, C. Lee Giles. HESDK: A Hybrid Approach to Extracting Scientific Domain Knowledge Entities. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2017). 241- 244. Toronto, ON, Canada, June 19-23, 2017.

Agnese Chiatti, Zlatan Dragisic, Tania Cerquitelli and Patrick Lambrix. Reducing the search space in ontology alignment using clustering techniques and topic identification. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015). Palisades, NY, USA, October 7-10, 2015.


My complete CV (as of May 2018) can be found here.