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Prof. Dr. Marenglen BIBA

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

EDUCATION

Ph.D in Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy (2009)
Laurea Degree (5-year) Cum Laude in Computer Science, specialization in Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning, University of Bari, Italy (2004)

AREAS OF INTEREST

Research: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Natural Language Processing of Albanian, Computational Biology, Information Extraction and Retrieval, Social Networks Analysis
Teaching: Object-Oriented Programming with Java, Data Structures, Data Mining, Distributed Systems.

EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

Full-time professor, Department of Computer Science, UNYT (2009 – Current)
Part-time professor of Applied Mathematical Logic in the Professional Master in Applied Informatics, University Logos, Tirane (2013-2014)
Part-time professor of System Analysis and Design, Asia-E-University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (2012-2013)
Part-time professor of Telecommunications, Network and Internet Security, Asia-E-University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013-2014.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bari (2008-2009)
Visiting Researcher at the Machine Learning Group Headed by Prof. Pedro Domingos at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2007)
Teaching and research assistant for Prof. Floriana Esposito at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy (2005-2009).

Administrative Experience

Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, UNYT (2019 – Current)
Chair of Department of Computer Science, UNYT (2009-2019)

Professional Experience

2019-2021: National IT Expert at PROMAS project, Project for the Modernization of Albanian Agriculture Sector, Cooperazione Italiana and Ministry of Agriculture of Albania.
2014-2016: National IT Expert for the Territorial and Administrative Reform, STAR Project, UNDP and Ministry of Local Governance of Albania.
2013-present: Co-founder of Professional Technologies Shpk, a company specialized in information technology solutions and telecommunication services.
2007-2010: Co-founder and co-owner of Artificial Brain Srl, Bari, Italy.
2004-2005: Software engineer and consultant on Enterprise Resource Planning systems based on Mesonic Business Software, Rome, Italy.

RESEARCH OUTPUTS

Refereed Journal Articles

Ferilli, T.M.A. Basile, M. Biba, N. Di Mauro, F. Esposito. A General Similarity Frame-work for Horn Clause Logic. Fundamenta Informaticae Journal, 90(1-2): 43-66, IOS Press,Netherlands, 2009, ISSN: 0169-2968.
Biba, F. Xhafa, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli. Stochastic simulation and modelling of metabolic networks in a machine learning framework. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 19(9): 1957-1966, 2011, ELSEVIER, ISSN: 1569-190X.
Biba, S. Ferilli and F. Esposito. Boosting Learning and Inference in Markov Logic through Metaheuristics. Applied Intelligence Journal, Springer US, 34(2): 279-298, 2011.
Ferilli, M. Biba. N. Di Mauro, T. M. A. Basile, F. Esposito. Merging Structural and Taxonomic Similarity for Text Retrieval using Relational Descriptions. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, Volume 91, 2010, pp. 149-160, Springer, ISSN: 1865-0929.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Structure Learning of Markov Logic Networks through Iterated Local Search. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 178 IOS Press 2008, ISSN: 0922-6389.
Ferilli, M. Biba, F. Esposito. Using Explicit Word Co-occurrences to Improve Term-based Text Retrieval. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, Volume 91, 2010, Springer, pp. 125-136, ISSN: 1865-0929.
M.Biba. Business Intelligence in Emerging Markets: The Case of Albania. Journal of International Research Publications: Economy and Business, Volume 4, 2010, ISSN-1313-2525.
Esposito, S. Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, T. M. A. Basile, M. Biba. DDTA – Digitalisation of Districts in the Textile and Clothing Sector. IRCDL 2011, Communications in Computer and Information Science, 249, Springer 2011, 119-122, ISSN: 1865-0929.
Biba, S. Ferilli and F. Esposito. Comparing Randomized Strategies in Exploring Combinatorial Spaces in Statistical Relational Models. Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology (JACT), Multi Science Publishing, Volume 5, Number 2 / June 2011, pp. 289-312, ISSN 1748-3018.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Towards Multistrategic Statistical Relational Learning. In Recent Advances in Machine Learning. Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 263,Springer 2010, ISSN: 1860-949X.
Sadiku and M. Biba. Automatic Stemming of Albanian Through a Rule-based Approach. Journal of International, Research Publications: Language, Individuals and Society, Volume 6 2010, ISSN-1313-2547.
Trandafili and M. Biba. A Review of Machine Learning and Data Mining Approaches for Business Applications in Social Networks. Special issue: Methods and Tools for Marketing and Business Strategies on Social Networks. International Journal of E-Business Research(IJEBR), to appear in IJEBR 9(1), January 2013, ISSN: 1548-1131.
Trandafili and M. Biba. Scalable and High Performing Learning and Mining in Large-ScaleNetworked Environments: A State-of-the-art Survey. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence, Springer Journal, to appear in2013, ISSN: 2190-9288.
Opari and M. Biba. A Wiki System For Culture Heritage Data Management With Semantic Content. In International Journal of Arts and Sciences, ISSN: 1944-6934, 2013 Volume 06, Number 01.
Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba: Machine learning for intrusion detection in MANET: a state-of-the-art survey. J. Intell. Inf. Syst. 46(2): 391-407 (2016).
Kastrati, Muhamet, and Marenglen Biba. “Stochastic local search: a state-of-the-art review.” International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering 11.1 (2021): 716.
Kastrati, Muhamet, and Marenglen Biba. “A State-Of-The-Art Survey on Deep Learning Methods and Applications.” International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS) 19.7 (2021).
Kastrati, Muhamet, and Marenglen Biba. “Natural Language Processing for Albanian: A state-of-the-art Survey”, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2021.
Biba, M. & Vajjhala, N.R. (2021). Machine Learning for Metabolic Networks Modelling: A State-of-the-Art Survey. Handbook of Machine Learning Applications for Genomics, Springer Nature.
Biba, M. & Vajjhala, N.R. (2021). Statistical Relational Learning for Genomics Applications: A State-of-the-Art Review. Handbook of Machine Learning Applications for Genomics, Springer Nature.
Marjana Prifti Skenduli, Marenglen Biba, Corrado Loglisci, Michelangelo Ceci, Donato Malerba. Mining emotion-aware sequential rules at user-level from micro-blogs. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 2021.
Nelda Kote, Marenglen Biba, Jenna Kanerva, Samuel Rönnqvist, Filip Ginter: Morphological Tagging and Lemmatization of Albanian: A Manually Annotated Corpus and Neural Models. CoRR abs/1912.00991 (2019)

Books and Book Chapters

Books

Biba. Integrating Logic and Statistics: Novel Algorithms in Markov Logic Networks. VDM Verlag, ISBN 978-3639122824, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2009.
Biba and F. Xhafa. Learning Structure and Schemas from Documents. Studies in Computational Intelligence by Springer Series, Springer, 1st Edition, 2011, ISBN-10: 3642229123.
Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Joanna Kolodziej, Tadeusz Burczynski, Marenglen Biba: Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence X. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7776, Springer 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-38495-0

Book Chapters

Marenglen Biba, Stefano Ferilli, Floriana Esposito: Protein Fold Recognition Using Markov Logic Networks. Mathematical Approaches to Polymer Sequence Analysis and Related Problems: f. 69-85, Springer 2011, ISBN 978-1-4419-6799-2.
Ferilli, F. Esposito, M. Biba, T. M.A. Basile, N. Di Mauro. FOL Learning Techniques for Knowledge Discovery from Documents. In Handbook of Research on Machine Learning Applications and Trends: Algorithms, Methods, and Techniques. Eds: E. Soria, J.D. Martin, R. Magdalena, M. Martinez, A.J. Serrano. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, PA, USA, 2009, ISBN10: 1605667668.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Knowledge Discovery from Noisy Relational Databases withStatistical Relational Machine Learning. Ed. Jennifer R. Taylor. Relational Databases and Open Source Software Developments, Novascience, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61668-436-5.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Machine Reconstruction of Metabolic Networks from Metabolomic Data through Symbolic-Statistical Learning. Eds. Justin S. Knapp and William L. Cabrera. Metabolomics: Metabolites, Metabonomics, and Analytical Technologies, Novascience, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61668-006-0.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Protein Fold Recognition Using Markov Logic Networks. Renato Bruni (Ed.): Mathematical Approaches to Polymer Sequence Analysis and Related Problems. Springer 2011, ISBN 978-1-4419-6799-2.
Rajdho and M. Biba. Plugging Text Processing and Mining in a Cloud Computing Framework In Internet of things and inter-cooperative computational technologies for collective intelligence, in Studies in Computational Intelligence” series, Springer to appear in 2012, ISSN: 1860-949X.
Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba,. Statistical Relational Learning for Collaborative Filtering. This is a chapter related to the book „Collaborative Filtering Using Data Mining and Analysis „2016, IGI Global.
Marenglen Biba, Narasimha Rao Vajjhala Lediona Nishani. Vizual Data Mining for Collaborative Filtering: A State-Of-The –Art-Survey. This is a chapter related to the book „Collaborative Filtering Using Data Mining and Analysis „ 2016, IGI Global.
Biba, M. & Vajjhala, N.R. (2021). Machine Learning for Metabolic Networks Modelling: A State-of-the-Art Survey. Handbook of Machine Learning Applications for Genomics, Springer Nature.
Biba, M. & Vajjhala, N.R. (2021). Statistical Relational Learning for Genomics Applications: A State-of-the-Art Review. Handbook of Machine Learning Applications for Genomics, Springer Nature.
Marjana Prifti Skenduli, Marenglen Biba: Classification and Clustering of Emotive Microblogs in Albanian: Two User-Oriented Tasks. Complex Pattern Mining 2020: 153-171

Refereed Conference Presentations

Biba, S. Ferilli, N. Di Mauro and T.M.A Basile. Intelligent Methodologies for Scientific Conference Management . In Foundations of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2006), LNAI 4303, pp. 258-267, ISBN 3-540-45764-X, Springer Verlag, 2006.
Biba, S. Ferilli, T. M.A Basile, N. Di Mauro and F. Esposito. Induction of Abstraction Theories Using Unsupervised Discretization of Continuous Attributes. In S. Muggleton, R. Otero (Eds), Short Paper Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, August 2006, pp. 119-121, Published by the University of Corunna, ISBN 84-9749-206-4.
Ferilli, T.M.A. Basile, N. Di Mauro, M. Biba, F. Esposito. A New Similarity Measure for Guiding Generalizations Search. In S. Muggleton, R. Otero (Eds), Short Paper Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, August 2006, pp. 119-121, Published by the University of Corunna, ISBN 84-9749- 206-4.
Biba, T.M.A Basile, S. Ferilli, and F. Esposito. Improving Scalability in ILP Incremental Systems. In Proceedings of 21st Italian Conference on Computational Logic, CILC 2006, 26-27 June, 2006, University of Bari, Italy.
Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, T.M.A. Basile, F. Esposito and M. Biba. Automatic Topics Identification For Reviewer Assignment. Moonis Ali, Richard Dapoigny (Eds.): Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence, 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006, Annecy, France, June 27-30, 2006, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4031 Springer 2006, ISBN 3-540-35453-0.
Biba, S. Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, T. M.A Basile. A Hybrid Symbolic-Statistical Approach to Modeling Metabolic Networks . Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineer- ing Systems, 11th International Conference. In B. Apolloni, R. J. Howlett, L. C. Jain (Eds.): Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, 11th Interna- tional Conference, KES 2007, XVII Italian Workshop on Neural Networks, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, September 12-14, 2007. Proceedings, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4692 Springer 2007, ISBN: 978-3-540-74817-5.
Ferilli, T.M.A. Basile, N. Di Mauro, M. Biba, and F. Esposito. Generalizzazione di Clausole Basata Su Un Nuovo Criterio di Similarita’. In Proceedings of 22nd Italian Conference on Computational Logic, CILC 2007, Messina, Italy, 2007.
Biba, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, and T.M.A. Basile. Unsupervised Discretization Using Kernel Density Estimation .Manuela M. Veloso (Ed.): IJCAI 2007, Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Hyderabad, India, January 6-12, 2007, AAAI Press, ISBN: 978-1-57735-298-3.
Biba, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli, T. M.A Basile, N. Di Mauro. Multi-class Protein Fold Recognition through a Symbolic-Statistical Framework. In Proceedings of CIBB 2007: 4th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, LNCS 4578, pp. 666-673, Springer 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-73399-7.
Ferilli, F. Esposito, N. Di Mauro, T.M.A Basile and M. Biba. INTHELEX system presentation: An abduction framework for handling incompleteness in first-order learning. In Proceedings of 5th Workshop on Abduction and Induction in AI and Scientific Modelling (AIAI’06) at European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2006.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito, N. Di Mauro, T.M.A Basile. A Fast Partial Memory Approach to Incremental Learning through an Advanced Data Storage Framework . In Proceedings of the 15th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2007, pp.52-63, ISBN 978-88-902981-0-3.
Biba, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, T.M.A Basile. Mining Time-series Sequences of Reactions for Biologically Active Patterns in Metabolic Pathways. In Proceedings of the 15th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2007, pp. 40-51, ISBN 978- 88-902981-0-3.
Ferilli, T.M.A. Basile, N. Di Mauro, M. Biba and F. Esposito. Similarity-Guided Clause Generalization. Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing. In Roberto Basili, Maria Teresa Pazienza (Eds.): AI*IA 2007: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Oriented Computing, 10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, September 10-13, 2007, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4733 Springer 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-74781-9.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Structure Learning of Markov Logic Networks through Iterated Local Search. Proceesdings of the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. M. Ghallab, C. D. Spyropoulos, N. Fakotakis, N. M. Avouris (Eds.): Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 178 IOS Press 2008, ISBN 978-1-58603-891-5.
Ferilli, T. M. A. Basile, M. Biba, F. Esposito. Automatic Document Organization Exploiting FOL Similarity-based Techniques. M. Agosti, F. Esposito, C. Thanos (Eds). Post- proceedings of the Forth Italian Research Conference on Digital Library Systems (IRCDL 2008). Padova, 24-25 January 2008. July 2008.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Discriminative Structure Learning of Markov Logic Networks. Discriminative Structure Learning of Markov Logic Networks. In Proceedings of 18th Inter- national Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, (ILP 2008), LNCS 5194, (pp. 59-76), Springer, 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-85927-7.
Ferilli, T. M. A. Basile, M. Biba, F. Esposito. Incremental Machine Learning Techniques for Document Layout Understanding . In Proc. of 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008), December 8-11, 2008, Tampa, FL, USA, IEEE 2008, ISBN 978-1- 4244-2175-6.
Ferilli, N. Di Mauro, T. M.A. Basile, M. Biba, F. Esposito. Generalization-based Similarity for Conceptual Clustering. Z. W. Ras, S. Tsumoto, D. A. Zighed (Eds.): Mining Complex Data, ECML/PKDD 2007 Third International Workshop, MCD 2007, Warsaw, Poland, September 17-21, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4944 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-68415-2.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito, Stochastic Markov Logic Networks for (Bio)Logical Sequence Modelling. 11th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA Work- shop on Data Mining and Bioinformatics, Cagliari- Italy, September 13, 2008.
Ferilli, M. Biba, T. M.A. Basile, N. Di Mauro, and F. Esposito. k-Nearest Neighbor Classification on First-Order Logic Descriptions. Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2008), December 15-19, 2008, Pisa, Italy. IEEE Computer Society 2008, ISBN 978-0-7695-3503-6.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Modelling (Bio)Logical Sequences through Markov Logic Networks. In M. A. Klopotek, A. Przepiorkowski, S. T. Wierzchon, Recent Advances in Intelligent Infomation Systems. Proceedings of International Joint Conference, Intelligent Information Systems, IIS 2009, Krakow, June 15 – 18, 2009, ISBN 978-83-60434-59-8.
Ferilli, M. Biba, T.M.A. Basile, F. Esposito. Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Keyword Extraction Methods with Document Layout Analysis. In Maristella Agosti, Flo- riana Esposito, Costantino Thanos (Eds.): Post-proceedings of the Fifth Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries – IRCDL 2009, Padova, Italy, 29-30 January 2009. DELOS: an Association for Digital Libraries.
Ferilli, M. Biba, F. Esposito, T. M. A. Basile. A Distance-based Technique for non- Manhattan Layout Analysis. 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2009, Barcelona, Spain, 26-29 July 2009. IEEE Computer Society 2009, ISBN 978-1-4244-4500-4.
Esposito. M. Biba, S. Ferilli, Intelligent Text Processing Techniques for Textual-Profile Gene Characterization. In Francesco Masulli, Leif E. Peterson, Roberto Tagliaferri (Eds.): Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, 6th International Meeting, CIBB 2009, Genoa, Italy, October 15-17, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6160 Springer 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-14570-4.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. Eficient MAP Inference for Statistical Relational Models through Hybrid Metaheuristics. In Jan Rauch, Zbigniew W. Ras, Petr Berka, Tapio Elomaa (Eds.): Foundations of Intelligent Systems, 18th International Symposium, ISMIS 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, September 14-17, 2009. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5722 Springer 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-04124-2.
Biba, S. Ferilli, F. Esposito. High Performing Algorithms for MAP and Conditional Inference in Markov Logic.In Roberto Serra, Rita Cucchiara (Eds.): AI*IA 2009: Emergent Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence, XIth International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Reggio Emilia, Italy, December 9-12, 2009, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5883 Springer 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-10290-5.
Biba and F. Xhafa. Learning Structure and Schemas from Heterogeneous Domains in Net- worked Systems: A survey. International Conference on Intelligent Networking And Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2010), Thessaloniki, Greece, November 24 -26, 2010, IEEE Computer Society 2010, ISBN 978-0-7695-4278-2.
Ferilli, T. M. A. Basile, F. Esposito, M. Biba. A Contour-Based Progressive Technique for Shape Recognition. 2011 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2011, pp. 723-727, Beijing, China, September 18-21, 2011. IEEE 2011, ISBN 978-1- 4577-1350-7.
Biba, F. Xhafa, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli. Using Machine Learning Techniques for Modelling and Simulation of Metabolic Networks. International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2011, pp. 85-92, June 30 – July 2, 2011, Korean Bible University, Seoul, Korea. IEEE Computer Society 2011, ISBN 978-1-61284-709-2.
Biba, F. Xhafa, F. Esposito, S. Ferilli. Engineering SLS Algorithms for Statistical Relational Models. CISIS 2011: International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2011, pp. 502-507, June 30 – July 2, 2011, Korean Bible University, Seoul, Korea. IEEE Computer Society 2011, ISBN 978-1-61284-709-2. 31. E. Skendaj and M. Biba. Secure File Sharing in JXTA Using Digital Signatures. Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012, Palermo, Italy, July 4-6, 2012. IEEE 2012, ISBN 978-1-4673-1233-2: 420-425.
Lice and M. Biba: Customizing Rational Unified Process in a Systems Integration Scenario. CISIS 2012: 76-83. Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012, Palermo, Italy, July 4-6, 2012. IEEE 2012, ISBN 978-1-4673- 1233-2: 420-425.
Evis Trandafili, Marenglen Biba, Aleksander Xhuvani: Profiling Social Network Users With Machine Learning. BCI (Local) 2013: 14
Marjana Prifti Skenduli, Marenglen Biba: A Named Entity Recognition approach for Albanian. ICACCI 2013: 1532-1537
Marenglen Biba, Eva Gjati: Boosting Text Classification through Stemming of Composite Words. ISI 2013: 185-194
Marenglen Biba, Mersida Mane: Sentiment Analysis through Machine Learning: An Experimental Evaluation for Albanian. ISI 2013: 195-203
Stefano Ferilli, Floriana Esposito, Domenico Grieco, Marenglen Biba: Contour-Based Progressive Identification of Known Shapes in Images. IRCDL 2013: 17-28
Akil Rajdho, Marenglen Biba: Plugging Text Processing and Mining in a Cloud Computing Framework. Internet of Things and Inter-cooperative Computational Technologies for Collective Intelligence 2013: 369-390
Marenglen Biba and Elvin Salavaci. Enhancing Part Of Speech Tagging in Albanian with Machine Learning on Large Tagsets. International Scientific Conference COMPUTER SCIENCE’2015, 08-10 September 2015, Durrës, Albania
Marenglen Biba and Julian Kamberi . A Machine Learning Model for Parsing in Albanian. International Scientific Conference COMPUTER SCIENCE’2015 08-10 September 2015, Durrës, Albania.
Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba. Randomizing Ensemble-Based Approaches for Outlier Detection, In Proceedings 4th International Conference on Business, Technology and Innovation 2015, Computer Science and Information Systems, Hotel Bleart, Durres , Albania, 7 November, 2015.
Lediona Nishani, Marenglen Biba, Tackling Outlier Detection Through Stochastic Ensemble-Based Approaches, In Proceedings The 3rd International Conference on: “Research and Education- Challenges Towards the Future” ICRAE 2015, University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” , Shkoder, Albania, October 23, 2015.
Nelda Kote, Marenglen Biba: Part-of-Speech Tagging and Stemming Tools for Albanian Language: A State-of-the-Art Survey. 6th International Congress on Fundamental and Applied Sciences, (ICFAS2019), pp. 32 (2019).
Nelda Kote, Marenglen Biba, Elena Canaj: Bayesian Networks: A State-Of-The-Art Survey. RTA-CSIT: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends and Applications in Computer Science and Information Technology, pp. 31 (2018).
Nelda Kote, Marenglen Biba, Evis Trandafili: A Thorough Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for  Opinion Mining in Albanian. EIDWT 2018: Advances in Internet, Data & Web Technologies, pp. 525- 536 (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75928-9_47
Nelda Kote, Marenglen Biba, Evis Trandafili: An Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Opinion  Mining in Multi-domain Corpus in Albanian. ISMIS 2018: International Symposium on Methodologies  for Intelligent Systems, 439-447 (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01851-1_42
Muhamet Kastrati and Marenglen Biba. A state-of-the-art survey of advanced optimization methods in machine learning. 4th International conference, RTA-CSIT on 21-22 May 2021 in Tirana, Albania.
Muhamet Kastrati and Marenglen Biba. STATISTICAL RELATIONAL LEARNING: A STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW. 6th International Congress on Fundamental and Applied Sciences 2019 (ICFAS2019).
Marjana Prifti Skenduli , Corrado Loglisci, Michelangelo Ceci, Marenglen Biba, Donato Malerba: An Empirical Evaluation of Sequential Pattern Mining Algorithms. EIDWT 2018: 615-626
Marjana Prifti Skenduli , Marenglen Biba, Corrado Loglisci, Michelangelo Ceci , Donato Malerba: User-Emotion Detection Through Sentence-Based Classification Using Deep Learning: A Case-Study with Microblogs in Albanian. ISMIS 2018: 258-267

Funded Research Projects

Project Manager for UNYT in the ADRIATinn Project in the IPA CBC Framework Adriatic IPA – Cross Border Cooperation, EU Programmes on Instruments for Pre-Access. 30-month project with a total budget of 4.678.625,61 € funded by EU.

EDITORIAL SERVICE

Editor-In-Chief

International Journal of Social Network Mining (IJSNM) – Inderscience, Switzerland, 2010-2015

Editorial Board Member

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), Inderscience, Switzerland, 2010-2015

Organization Activities

Track co-Chair: Data Mining And Knowledge Management For Intelligent Networking And Col- laborative Systems at INCoS 2011 – International Conference on Intelligent Networking And Col- laborative Systems
Track co-Chair: Artificial Intelligence and Agent Technology at CISIS 2011- The Fifth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems Session Chair: High Performance Algorithms in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at ICSL2011
Workshop co-Organizer: MLSW 2011 – International Workshop on Machine Learning and Semantic Web Technologies. (CFP)
Organizing Committee: BIO-LOGICAL 2009: Logic-based Approaches to Bioinformatics. Reggio Emilia, in conjunction with International Conference on Artificial Intelligence organized by the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence AIxIA, December 2009.

Program Committee Member

ASONAM 2013 – ASONAM 2013 The 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining SIMULTECH 2013 – 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications.
SCA 2013 – International Conference on Social Computing and Applications.
EUSPN 2013 – The 4th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks
ANT 2013 – International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies ASONAM 2012 – International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining IBICA 2012 – 3rd International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Appli- cations.
SIMULTECH 2012 – 1st International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications.
GrC 2012 – 2012 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (GrC) SCA-2012 – International Conference on Social Computing and Applications.
ISMIS-2012 – 20th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems
ANT-2012 – 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies
ECML PKDD 2011 – European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
SIMULTECH 2011 – 1st International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications.
GrC 2001 – 2011 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (GrC)
ISMIS 2011 – The 19th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems
ANT 2001 – International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies
SocialComNet-2011 – 2011 Workshop on Social Computing, Network, and Services.
ICSL2011- Intelligent Computing In Large-Scale Systems 2011
ECMS2011- 25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation
ASONAM 2011 – International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining
AICCSA-2010 – ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications 2010.
PPSN-2010 – 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature, 2010.

Guest Editor

Special Issue on “Modelling and Simulation of Intelligent Large-Scale Systems”. LNCS “Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence” Journal in LNCS Springer Series

Editorial Advisory Board Members

Data Mining in Dynamic Social Networks and Fuzzy Systems, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, to appear in 2013.
Data Mining and Analysis in Engineering field, IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, to appear in 2013.

Reviewer

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’07).
National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI10).
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’06, ECAI’08).
European Conference of Machine Learning/Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD’06,
ECML/PKDD’07, ECML/PKDD’08, ECML/PKDD’09).
ACM SIGKDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’09).
International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP’06, ILP’07, ILP’08).
Workshop on Multi-Relational Data Mining (MRDM’07).
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM’06, ICDM’08,ICDM’10).
IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining (CIDM’07, CIDM’09).
International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA’09).
International Workshop on Mining Complex Data. (MCD’07, MCD’08)
International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR’08)
International Conference On Document Analysis And Recognition (ICDAR’07)
Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA’07)
International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS’06,ISMIS’08)
International Joint Conference Intelligent Information Systems (IIS’09).
International Conference on Advanced Intelligence (ICAI’08).
International Conference on Industrial,Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent
Systems (IEA/AIE’07,IEA/AIE’08,IEA/AIE’09).
International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
(CIBB’07, CIBB’08, CIBB’09).
The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’09).
International Uncertainty Reasoning Workshop at ISCW 2008 (URSW’08).
International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Sys-
tems (KES’07, KES’08, KES’09).
European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL’06,
ECDL’07, ECDL’08, ECDL’09).
IEEE International Conference on Document Image Analysis for Libraries (DIAL’06).
International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART’09)
Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems. (PAIS’08).
International Journal on Knowledge and Information Systems.
Neurocomputing Journal.
Neural Networks Journal.
International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

AWARDS AND HONORS

2013: ICT Academic of the Year 2012 at Albanian ICT Awards.
2009: University of Bari Research Fund. Awarded on merit to the best researchers proposing an innovative research project.
2008: Best Paper Award at 18th International Conference in Inductive Logic Programming, Prague, sponsored by Machine Learning Journal, Springer, New York.
2008: University of Bari Research Fund. Awarded on merit to the best researchers.
2005 – 2009: University of Bari Ph.D Scholarship. Awarded annually on merit to the best students.
1999 – 2004: Regione Puglia Scholarship. Awarded annually on merit to the best students of University of Bari.
2000 and 2001: Award by EU INTERREG Italy-Albania Cooperation Program for talented Albanian students studying in Regione Puglia. Scholarship given on merit to the best Albanian students at the University of Bari.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Editorial Board Member – International Journal of Digital Strategy, Governance, and Business Transformation (IJDSGBT)

Other Members