I am a Research Staff Member in the Intelligence Augmentation group at IBM Research Almaden, USA. My Research is principally focused on studying methods and techniques for semantic annotating unstructured and semi-structured content. My main Research Areas are Information Extraction (IE), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Semantic Web. From December 2015 to February 2017 I was a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Mannheim. From May 2010 to November 2015 I was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield in the OAK research group. I obtained my doctoral degree with a thesis on Named Entity Disambiguation at the University of Bari, Italy in 2010.