Dr. Damiano Spina is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University, School of Science. His research expertise is in the field of Information Retrieval (IR) and Text Analytics. In particular, his research focuses on Interactive Information Retrieval and Evaluation.

Dr. Spina completed his PhD in Computer Science in (2014, UNED, Spain). Previously, he received a M.S. in Language Technologies on the Web (2011, UNED, Spain) and a Bs.D. in Computer Science (2008, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain).

He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications (12 of which in CORE A/A* venues), including papers at major venues such as ACM SIGIR and JASIST. He serves as editorial board member for the Elsevier Information Processing & Management (IP&M) journal.

He is a Program Committee member for several conferences including WWW, SIGIR, NAACL, CIKM, ECIR, and CHIIR. He has been reviewing for renowned journals including Elsevier IP&M, ACM TOIS, EPJ Data Science, ACM TIST, and JASIST, among others. He has received the Best Reviewer Award in 2018 for the IP&M journal. He co-organised the ACM SIGIR 2nd Workshop on Conversational Approaches to Information Retrieval (CAIR'18) and the two editions of the workshop on Real-time Analysis and Mining of Social Streams (RAMSS´12 at ICWSM-12, RAMSS'13 at WWW'13).

During his research career, Dr. Spina has collaborated with colleagues in different industry organisations such as Microsoft, Google, SEEK, Real Thing, Abbrevi8, and Llorente&Cuenca. He has been an invited speaker at Tsinghua University (China), UMass Amherst (USA), QUT (Australia), The University of Melbourne (Australia), UNED (Spain), and Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).