Welcome! My name is Agnese and I am a Research Assistant at the Knowledge Media Institute (the Open University, UK), working under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Motta. I am also a Graduate Student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State University, with Prof. Prasenjit Mitra as primary advisor.

My research interests lie in Knowledge Engineering from multi-modal data sources, with a main focus on visual and textual sources. I am currently working on tackling these areas for applications in Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction specifically.


I am currently a Research Assistant at the Knowledge Media Institute (the Open University, UK), working on object detection and recognition from Robot-collected RGB and depth data, to ultimately map semantic concepts in space within a context-enriched Knowledge Base.

During my first two years at Penn State, I have worked with Dr. Lee Giles (IST) and Dr. Nilam Ram (Human Development and Family Studies) on 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.


Journal Papers

Byron Reeves, Nilam Ram, Thomas N. Robinson, James J. Cummings, Lee Giles, Jennifer Pan, Agnese Chiatti, et al. Screenomics: A Framework to Capture and Analyze Personal Life Experiences and the Ways that Technology Shapes Them. Accepted for publication in Human Computer Interaction.

Conference and Workshop Papers

Agnese Chiatti, Gianluca Bardaro, Emanuele Bastianelli, Ilaria Tiddi, Prasenjit Mitra and Enrico Motta. Exploring Task-agnostic, ShapeNet-based Object Recognition for Mobile Robots. To appear in Proceedings of the 3rd International workshop on Data Analytics solutions for Real-LIfe APplications (DARLI-AP 2019). CEUR.

Gianluca Bardaro, Andrea Semprebon, Agnese Chiatti and Matteo Matteucci. From Models To Software Through Automatic Transformations: An AADL To ROS End-to-End Toolchain. To appear in Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on New Frontiers in Computational Robotics (NFCR '19). IEEE.

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. 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.


Agnese Chiatti, Dolzodmaa Davaasuren, Nilam Ram, Prasenjit Mitra, Byron Reeves and Thomas Robinson. Guess What's on my Screen? Clustering Smartphone Screenshots with Active Learning. ArXiv preprint.


My complete CV (as of February 2019) can be found here.