Since 1986, I am full professor
at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy. At
the same University, I currently hold the position of Vice Rector (since
1999) and coordinator of the Ph.D. Degree Program in the area of Managament
Science and Engineering.
At the abovementioned University, I was Director of the Department of
Electronics, Informatics, and Systems for ten years, as well as member of
the University Administration Council and President of the Faculty’s
Management Engineering Degree Course.
My scientific background is in
Electronic Engineering and Systems Science.
I am a graduate of the University of Pisa, Italy and the University of
California at Berkeley. I have also been a post-doc fellow at University of
Southern California, Los Angeles and Research Fellow at the University of
I have been a member of the IEEE Committee on Parallel Processing, and
European Editor of a book series of MIT Press on Advanced Computational
Methods and Engineering.
Currently I am member of the Editorial Board of
I am author of many research papers in well-established international
journals and Editor or co-Editor of several books on algorithms, software,
applications of Parallel Computing, HPC, Grids.
Since 1994, I have been part of
several Evaluation Panels of European Projects within various ICT and
Infosociety Programs; I have also been reviewer of many EU Projects in the
I have been recipient and scientific leader of many
European-Commission-Funded projects since 1993 (e.g. Molecular Dynamics
Simulations by MPP Systems, EUROMED, HPC Finance, WADI).
I have been recipient and scientific leader of several national projects (CNR
progetti finalizzati, Grid.it, PRIN).
I am one of the founders of the Consortium SPACI (Southern Partnership for
Advanced Computational Infrastructures), a pioneering Grid infrastructure
experiment in Italy.
Currently I am:
Director of the Centre of Excellence on HPC established at the University of
Calabria by the Italian government;
Co-managing director of a Supercomputing Centre jointly established by the
University of Calabria and NEC Corporation;
Recipient and scientific leader of some European-Commission-Funded projects
(among others, BEINGRID);Project leader of a node of the most important
European Grid Infrastructure for e-science named EGEE.