Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. at University "La Sapienza" of Rome in September 1992.
  • Dr. degree cum laude and honors in Computer Science at University of Turin, Italy, in 1989.


  • Professor for Computer Science at University of L'Aquila, where he teaches Foundations of Informatics and Object-Oriented Programming.
  • From January 2005 to September 2018, Associate Professor for Computer Science at University of L'Aquila, where he teaches Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Networks.
  • From September 1994 to December 2004, Assistant Professor at University of L'Aquila.

Responsibilities in education

  • Chair of the Program Committee in Information Engineering at the Universty of L'Aquila (2012 - 2018).

European Projects

He had key-participations in several EU funded projects.

  • Currently, and since May 2016, he is work package leader and site leader for University of L'Aquila in the RISE-H2020 European Project GEO-SAFE - Geospatial based Environment for Optimisation Systems Addressing Fire Emergencies (GEO-SAFE). He coordinates the research activities of eight academic and research partners, in particular those carried out at University of L'Aquila, partner responsible for the workshop RSFF.
    The GEO-SAFE project aims at creating a network enabling partners from Europe and Australia to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience, thus boosting the progress of wildfires knowledge and the related development of innovative methods for dealing efficiently with such fires. The GEO-SAFE project will focus on developing the tools enabling to set up an integrated decision support system optimizing the resources during the response phase.
  • From February 2006 to May 2009, he is site leader for University of L'Aquila in the European project funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies Unit of EC (IST priority - 6th FP), under contract no. FP6-021235-2 (Project ARRIVAL - Algorithms for Robust and online Railway optimization: Improving the Validity and reliAbility of Large scale systems). He coordinates the research activities carried out both at Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (Univ. L'Aquila) and Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (Univ. Sapienza, Rome).
    The main goal of ARRIVAL is to develop the necessary foundational algorithmic research in order to provide ingenious and sound answers to the fundamental efficiency and quality issues encapsulated in robust and online planning of complex, large-scale systems as those in railways.
  • From February 2000 to February 2004, he was site leader for University of L'Aquila in the European project funded by the Human Potential Program of the EU, under contract no HPRN-CT-1999-00104 (Project AMORE - Algorithmic Methods for Optimizing the Railways in Europe). He coordinated the research activities carried out Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (Univ. L'Aquila). The main goal of AMORE is to develop models for railway optimization problems, and to propose and implement algorithms for solving them.
  • He also participated to the European Projects COLUMBUS (IST 2001-38314), where he worked on positioning algorithms for nodes in wireless sensor networks, and MILORD (AIM 2024).

Other Research Activities

  • He coordinates national funded projects and has research cooperations with the CNR (Italian National Research Council), the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), and the PSTDA (Parco Scientico e Tecnologico d'Abruzzo).
  • From 2000 to 2005 he supervised inter-project activities for the MIUR (Ministry of Instruction, University and Research).
  • He is program chair of 9th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ALGO/ATMOS09), September 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark. He was member of program committee of the same conference in the edition of September 2004, in Bergen, Norway. He was member of program committee of the Workshop on Algorithmic Methods and Models for Optimization of Railways, 2002, in Malaga, Spain. He organized the 2nd ARRIVAL Annual Workshop and Review Meeting, Rome, 11 March, 2008. He has also contributed to the organization of several international and national conference.
  • He acted as a referee for international journals like IEEE Transaction on Computers, IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transport Systems, Journal on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Discrete Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Graphs and Combinatorics and others.
  • His current research interests is in algorithm engineering, including distributed algorithms, recoverable robustness, network algorithms, combinatorial optimization, algorithmic graph theory. He is (co-)author of more than 130 publications in international journals and conferences in these areas.