1990: Laurea Degree in Electrical Engineering - University of Rome "La Sapienza".
1995: Ph.D. in Computer Engineering - University of Rome "La Sapienza".
1995-1996: Post-doc - Brown University, RI.

Current Appointments

2002-: Full Professor - Department of Engineering, University of Perugia.
2014-: Vice director - Department of Engineering, University of Perugia.
2014-: Rector delegate (deputy chancellor) for ICT, Information Systems, and Digital Agenda - University of Perugia.

Research Interests

  • Discovery, analysis, and visualization of networks.
  • Graph drawing and its applications.
  • Algorithm engineering and system development.
  • Computational geometry and its applications.

On the above topics, Beppe wrote more than 170 papers, organized conferences, gave invited lectures world wide, wrote book chapters, and received grants from public and private sponsors. See the CV for more details. Some examples of recently explored networks are on the right hand side (click on the picture for information).

Scientific Service

Beppe has served in several scientific committees, including editorial boards, European granting commitees, conference program committees, and organizing committees. His current resposibilities include:

  • Chair of the Graph Drawing Steering Commmittee.
  • Editor in chief of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, JGAA.
  • Guest Editor of CGTA, Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, Special Issue on Selected Papers from 28th European Workshop on Computational Geometry, EuroCG 2012
See the CV for a complete list of current and past scientific commitments.


  • Partial list of publications on the DBLP server.
  • Full list of publications in the CV.

Invited Lectures (2014)

See the CV for a complete list of invited lectures.

Current teaching activities

Technology Transfer

Vis4 logo Beppe is a co-founder and former president of Vis4 Srl, a spin-off company of the University of Perugia, working in the Discovery, Analyisis, and Visualization of networks. The spin-off, founded in 2009, has now 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. VIS4 has sponsored international conferences, including GD12 , EuroCG12, GD13.

Research Examples


Criminal networks


Biological networks


Co-authorship networks


Web-traffic networks


Collaboration networks


Snippets networks