Università di Napoli “Federico II”

• 1992  Laurea (Electrical Engineering)

• 1997  Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• 1996   M.S. (Computer Science)

Academic career and teaching activities

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

• 1997-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Computer Science


University of California, San Diego

• 1998-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Computer Science


The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA

• 2000 - 2007:  Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering

• 2001 - 2009:  Assistant Professor (adjunct), Dept of Biomedical Informatics


Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy

• 2007 - 2011:  Visiting Scientist


Università di Napoli “Federico II”

• 2007 - 2009: Term Lecturer (Prof. a contratto), Facoltà di Scienze M.F.N.


The Microsoft Research – University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI), Rovereto, Italy

• 2011 - present:  Researcher


Università di Trento

• 2015 – 2016: Term Lecturer (Prof. a contratto), Dept of Mathematics

• 2016 – present:  Associate Professor, Dept of Mathematics


Research interests

Development of novel methods for the identification of diagnostic biomarkers based on -omics profiles. Investigation of systems biology approaches to integrative data analysis. Development of methods for the inference of gene regulation networks and their analysis. Study of novel algorithms for sequence alignment. Investigation of biologically inspired approaches to self-organizing high-performance distributed computing.



Awards and honours

• 1994: Fulbright Scholarship

• 1997: NATO Advanced Science Fellowship

• 2003: Principal Investigator of the project titled "High Performance Computing and Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University" winner of an equipment grant from Hewlett-Packard Company in the form of a HPC cluster for a value of $288,054 (co-PIs: D.K. Panda, Tahsin Kurc, Daniel

• 2006: Elevation to IEEE Senior Membership

• 2012: 1st  place in the M.S. sub-challenge /  2nd place Overall  in the open international competition “IBM/PMI SBV IMPROVER Diagnostic Signature Challenge”