Academic Degrees

2001 – 2004 – Ph.D. in Innovative Materials and Technologies. Thesis: “The GRelC Project: towards the definition of a Grid-DBMS” at the Istituto Superiore Universitario di Formazione Interdisciplinare (ISUFI), University of Lecce, Italy

1996 – 2001 - Master Degree in Computer Engineering (full marks with honors). Thesis on the "Parallelization of a QCD algorithm with Message Passing Interface" at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Lecce, Lecce (Italy).


Qualification (from 26/07/2018) ASN 2016, Competitive Sector 09/H1, Information Processing Systems, Associate Professor, call n. 1532/2016, by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), Italy

Research interests

My research interests focus on data science and learning, scientific data management, big data and artificial intelligence in distributed, cloud and parallel computing environments. In terms of applied research I'm particularly interested in Scientific Computing applied to Climate Change in extreme-scale HPC environments.

Research work

Summary of pubblications

A comprehensive list of my publications can be found at:

  • DBLP
  • Google Scholar:
Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Member of ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society

Awards and honours

Earth System Grid Federation Team Award 2017, for the ESGF Dashboard activity in the CMIP5 experiments, December 5-7, 2017, San Francisco, USA.

UNIDATA Community Equipment Awards 2011, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)

Best Student Paper award, G. Aloisio, M. Cafaro, E. Blasi, M. Mirto, S. Fiore, D. Lezzi, "Web Services for a Biomedical Imaging Portal", Proceedings of ITCC2003, Volume IV, pp- 432-437, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003.

Conferences and lectures

Program Committee Member

  • EGI Conference 2020 (link)
  • International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation 2020 (HPCS 2020)
  • HPC-IODC: HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop (link

Workshop/Session/Conference Organizer

Other work

Scientific Expert in the European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC) -