Paolo Cappellari is an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He received his PhD from Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, in 2007. His career has included positions in industry and academia. He has worked for some of the top firms and universities in his field (e.g., Microsoft Research and IBM, University of Alberta and Dublin City University).

His research focuses on the effective management, interpretation, and utilization of static and streaming big data, with specific attention to the study and transformation of schemas and data from one model to another, keyword search over semantic datasets, and data management in sensor networks.

He has published his research results in the major journals of the field, including VLDB Journal, Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems and in the refereed proceedings of major conferences (ACM-SIGMOD, VLDB, EDBT, ER, ICDE, FoIKS). He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for many international conferences (ACM-SIGMOD, VLDB, EDBT, ICDE, CAISE, DASFAA).

His current and past teaching interests includes: Information Management, IT Architectures, Object Oriented Programming, Principles of Database Systems, Information Systems, Object-Oriented analysis with UML and design patterns.


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Rome “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy

M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Rome “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy

Scholarship / Publications

Dr. Cappellari has published more than 20 refereed articles and proceedings.
Selected list of publications:
Path-oriented Keyword Search over Graph-modeled Web Data, WWWJ 2012
A Path-Oriented RDF Index for Keyword Search Query Processing, DEXA 2011
Exploiting Schema Information for Efficient Streaming Queries, SEDE 2010
A universal metamodel and its dictionary, TLDKS 2009
Model-Independent Schema Translation, VLDB Journal 2008
MIDST: model independent schema and data translation, SIGMOD 2007
Model-Independent Schema and Data Translation, EDBT 2006
ModelGen: Model Independent Schema Translation, ICDE 2005

A more comprehensive list of publication is available at the following URL: