Curriculum

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2000. I am currently an associate professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Perugia. My research interests include graph drawing, information visualization, algorithm engineering, computational geometry, and data mining. I collected more than 100 publications in the above areas (either in international journals or peer-review conference proceedings). I served in program and organizing committees of international conferences, including the International Symposium on Graph Drawing, the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, and the ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry. I have been co-chair of the 28th European Workshop on Computational Geometry and program committee co-chair of the 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing. Since 2006, I co-organize the BICI Workshop on Graph Drawing in Bertinoro, an annual event where researchers from different countries work together on graph drawing problems. I have been involved in several national and international research projects, including projects supported by the Italian Ministry of Education and by the European Community. I received the National Scientific Qualification to be a full professor in Computer Engineering (09/H1) on December 3, 2013 and in Computer Science (01/B1) on January 29, 2014.

My main career milestones:

1996: Degree in Mathematics (University of Rome "La Sapienza").
2000: Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (University of Rome "La Sapienza").
2000-2001: Post-doc (University "Roma Tre" - DIA).
2001-2004: Assistant professor (University of Perugia - DIEI).
2005-2013: Associate professor (University of Perugia - DIEI).
2014-: Associate professor (University of Perugia - DI), with National Scientific Qualification to be a full professor in Computer Engineering (09/H1) and in Computer Science (01/B1).

Full version of my curriculum vitae: [Italiano] [English]

Research

Research Interests

  • Graph Drawing
  • Information Visualization
  • Algorithm Engineering
  • Computational Geometry
  • Data Mining

Editorship

Books

Grants

  • Progetto scientifico "Modelli e tecniche di classificazione/indicizzazione di documenti nell’ambito del sistema GLOBAL DOC", contratto tra il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Università degli Studi di Perugia e la ditta G-DOC, nell'ambito del bando regionale Azione Innovative, FESR 2007-2013 (Scientific Project "Models and techniques for document categorization/indexing in the GLOBAL DOC system", contract between the Department of Engineering of the University of Perugia and the company Sistematica SpA, within the regional call, Innovative Actions, FESR 2007-2013) - Principal Investigator
  • Progetto scientifico "INFINITY - Sviluppo di modelli e algoritmi per la rappresentazione di informazioni inerenti ai parametri di stile di guida di basi di utenti di grandi dimensioni", contratto tra il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Università degli Studi di Perugia e la ditta Sistematica SpA, nell'ambito del bando regionale Azione Innovative, FESR 2007-2013 (Scientific Project "INFINITY - Models and algorithms for the visual representation of information on the driving styles of a big dataset of drivers.", contract between the Department of Engineering of the University of Perugia and the company Sistematica SpA, within the regional call, Innovative Actions, FESR 2007-2013) - Principal Investigator
  • MIUR Proj. Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation, "INTOUR: Intelligent Platform for Tourism", ref. SCN_00166 - Participant
  • MIUR, PRIN 12,"AMANDA: Algorithmics for MAssive and Networked DAta", prot. 2012C4E3KT 001 - Participant[web site]
  • Progetto Regionale, "VITA: Visualizzazione dell'Informazione e Tecnologie Assistive" (Regional Project, "VITA: Information Visualization and Assistive Technologies") - Participant
  • Progetto Regionale, "TRART: Valorizzazione del patrimonio paesaggistico umbro attraverso l'uso di tecnologie telematiche" (Regional Project, "TRART: Use of telematic techonologies to enhance the value of the Umbria landscape heritage") - Participant
  • Progetto Regionale CCOS 2009, "Servizio di Monitoraggio per i progetti FLOSS finanziati dal CCOS" (Regional Project CCOS 2009, "Monitoring of FLOSS projects granted by CCOS") - Principal Investigator
  • Progetto Regionale CCOS 2009, "Redazione di un libro sull'esperienza di migrazione verso software FLOSS nella Regione Umbria" (Regional Project CCOS 2009, "A book on the experience of migration towards FLOSS in the Umbria Region") - Participant
  • MIUR, PRIN 08, "AlgoDEEP: Algorithmic Challenges for Data-intensive Processing on Emerging Computing Platforms" - Participant [web site]
  • Progetto Regionale Azione Innovative, FESR 2006-2007, "COWA: COnceptual Web Analyzer" (Regional Project, Innovative Actions, FESR 2006-2007, "COWA: COnceptual Web Analyzer") - Principal Investigator
  • Progetto Regionale CCOS 2007, "Linee guida per la pianificazione, il monitoraggio e la valutazione delle attività di migrazione verso software FLOSS" (Regional Project CCOS 2007, "Guideline for planning, monitoring, and assessing activities of migration towards FLOSS") - Principal Investigator
  • Progetto Regionale CCOS 2007, "Servizio di Audit per i Progetti FLOSS finanziati dal CCOS" (Regional Project CCOS 2009, "Auditing of FLOSS projects granted by CCOS") - Participant
  • European Project, @LIS Program, "Health for All in LA: Improving health care access and management through eLearning for continuous professional development of family doctors in Latin America" - Participant [web site]
  • Progetto e sviluppo di prototipi software nell'ambito del programma: "Sistemi robotizzati per la conservazione di DNA, sangue e materiali biologici a bassa temperatura, Prog. MIUR S606/P" (Design and implementation of software prototypes within the program "Robotic systems for preserving DNA, blood and biological materials at low temperature, Prog. MIUR S606/P") - Principal Investigator
  • PRIN 06 (MIUR Proj.), "MAINSTREAM: Algorithms for Massive Information Structures and Data Streams" - Participant [web site]
  • Progetto Regionale CRIDEA Umbria, "AREA: Sistema Informativo per le Esperienze di Educazione Ambientale e di Sviluppo Sostenibile" (CRIDEA Umbria Regional Project, "AREA: Information system for the environmental educational and sustainable development experiences") - Participant
  • Progetto Regionale ARPA Umbria, "Divulgazione dati DOCUP Ob.2, anni 2005-7, di monitoraggio delle aree industriali" (ARPA Umbria Regional Project, "Dissemination of DOCUP data Ob.2, years 2005-7, on the monitoring of industrial areas") - Participant
  • MIUR, PRIN 04, "ALGO-NEXT: Algorithms for the Next Generation Internet and Web: Methodologies, Design and Applications" - Participant [web site]
  • MIUR, PRIN 02, "ALINWEB: Algorithms for Internet and the Web" - Participant

Publications

Committees

Steering Committees

  • GD: Internation Symposium on Graph Drawing - Member (2011-2013)

Program Committees

  • GD 2016: 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization, 19-21 September 2016, Athens, Greece - PC member
  • IISA 2016: 7th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, Special Session GNV: Graph and Network Visualization, 13-15 July, 2016, Porto Carras, Chalkidiki, Greece - PC member
  • IISA 2015: 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, Special Session GNV: Graph and Network Visualization, 06-08 July, 2015, Corfu, Greece - PC member
  • GraphVIP 2014: Workshop on Graph Visualization in Practice, 1 August, 2014, Melbourne, Australia - PC member
  • IISA 2014: 5th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, Special Session GNV: Graph and Network Visualization, 07-09 July, 2014, Chania Crete, Greece - PC member
  • Pacific Vis 2013: 6th IEEE Pacific Visualization Sysmposium, 27 Februray - 1 March 2013, Sydney, Australia - PC member
  • GD 2012: 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 19-21 September 2012, Redmond, WA, USA - PC co-chair
  • EuroCG 2012: 28th European Workshop on Computational Geometry, 19-21 March 2012, Assisi, Perugia, Italy - PC co-chair
  • Pacific Vis 2012: 5th IEEE Pacific Visualization Sysmposium, 28 Februray - 2 March 2012, Songdo, Korea - PC member
  • GD 2011: 19th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 21-23 September 2011, Eindhoven, Netherlands - PC member
  • Pacific Vis 2011: 4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Sysmposium, 1-4 March 2011, Hong Kong, China - PC member
  • ADVCOMP 2010: 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences, 25-30 October 2010, Florence, Italy - PC member
  • ADVCOMP 2009: 3th International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences, 11-16 October 2009, Sliema, Malta - PC member
  • GD 2008: 16th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 21-24 September 2008, Heraklion, Crete, Greece - PC member
  • GD 2006: 14th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 18-20 September 2006, Karlsuhe, Germany - PC member

Organizing Committees

  • BWGD 2016: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 6-11 March 2016, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2015: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 8-13 March 2015, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2014: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 9-14 March 2014, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2013: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 10-15 March 2013, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • EuroCG 2012: 28th European Workshop on Computational Geometry, 19-21 March 2012, Assisi, Perugia, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2012: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 11-16 March 2012, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2011: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 6-11 March 2011, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2010: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 7-12 March 2010, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2009: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 8-13 March 2009, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD-VLG 2008: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing: Visualization of Large Graphs, 9-14 March 2008, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGDCG 2007: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing and Computational Geometry, 11-16 March 2007, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • BWGD 2006: Bertinoro Workshop on Graph Drawing, 5-10 March 2006, Bertinoro, Forlí, Italy - OC co-chair
  • SoCG 2005: 21st ACM Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, 6-8 June, Pisa, Italy - OC member
  • GD 2003: 11th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 21-24 September 2003, Perugia, Italy - OC co-chair

Teaching

Recent teaching activities:
  • Fondamenti di Informatica - Terni, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Ingegneria Industriale, 5 CFU, 45 ore (Fundamentals of Computer Science - Terni, Undergraduate Course in Industrial Engineering, 45 hours)
  • Programmazione per le Reti - Perugia, Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica e dell'Automazione, 9 CFU, 72 ore (Network Programming - Perugia, Master Course in Information and Automation Engineering, 72 hours) [PDF]
  • Informatica Teorica - Perugia, Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica e dell'Automazione, 9 CFU, 72 ore (Theoretical Computer Science - Perugia, Master Course in Information and Automation Engineering, 72 hours) [PDF]

Technology Transfer

I am co-founder of the Vis4 Srl company, started as a spin-off of the University of Perugia, and working in the Information Visualization and Visual Analytics fields. The spin-off, founded in 2009, established relevant contracts and collaborations with national and international companies and institutions, like the Financial Intelligence Agency (AIF) of the San Marino Republic and Fabrica, the advertisement company of the Benetton group. Vis4 is also one of the founding member companies of the GGB Consortium (Genomics, Genetics, and Biology), founded in the 2010 with the financial support of the Umbria Region; GGB is a center of technological excellence, both in the national and in the international contexts. In November 2014, all the academic members of Vis4 have sold their shares to private entrepreneurs, and the company has changed is name.

Software

gila

GiLA


visfan

VisFAN


visfan

SplitFM3


vhyxy

VHyXY


cowa

COWA


wow

MatchOMan


wow

WhatsOnWeb


hermes

HERMES


dbdraw

DbDraw


gdt

GDToolkit