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-: 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:

  • Editor in chief of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, JGAA.
  • PC Member of IEEE PVIS 2019.
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.

Current teaching activities

Research Examples


Criminal networks


Biological networks


Co-authorship networks


Web-traffic networks


Collaboration networks


Snippets networks