1. One of the recipients of the 2011 Yahoo! Faculty Research and Engagement Program (FREP) for the Computational Advertisement, Machine Learning and Search & Web Mining Category (
  2. Best Paper Award Runner UP at 4th ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2011) with the paper “Identifying Task-based Sessions in Search Engine Query Logs”.
  3. Best Paper Award at 29th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2007) with the paper “Sorting Out the Document Identifier Assignment Problem”.
  4. Nomination for the ERCIMs Cor Baayen Award: selected among the two representatives from Italy for year 2005.
  5. Best Paper Award at 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2004) with the paper “An Online Recommender System for Large¬†Web Sites”. Co-author: Ranieri Baraglia.
  6. Travel award for attending the 27th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2004) with the paper “Assigning Identifiers to Documents to Enhance the Clustering Property of Fulltext Indexes”. Co-authors: Salvatore Orlando and Raffaele Perego.