In July 2014 I joined the ISTC-CNR working within the Semantic Technology Laboratory on technology related to the semantic web for the PRISMA project, funded by the MIUR, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Italy). The PRISMA project aims at developing an innovative open and interoperable cloud computing platform for e-government services, which produce models and innovative reference implementations in processes that involve the size of the urban and metropolitan local government (PAL), and the creation of a set of scalable and affordable vertical applications. The platform also will integrate semantic technologies applied to the publication and reuse of Linked Open Data. The processes of PAL may be submitted to other stakeholders through semantic tools that constitute systems for listening and sentiment detection, agents in social network environments.
From 11/3/2011 to 3/30/2013 I have been involved within the Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Science Engineering (DIEEI) in ECONET, a FP7 project co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7), addressing the Strategic Objective ICT-2009.1.1 - The Network of the Future. The ECONET project aims at studying and exploiting dynamic adaptive technologies (based on standby and performance scaling capabilities) for wired network devices that allow saving energy when a device (or part of it) is not used. During this period, in November 2012, I won the Working Capital award, a 25K fellowship from Telecom Italia with the Green Home Gateway project and the Best Researcher Award 2012 from the University of Catania.
From 11/3/2008 to 11/3/2011 I was a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Science Engineering (DIEEI) working on peer-to-peer video transmission. The support for this fellowship has been given by PROVIDEO, a Marie Curie International Grant (IRG) that I won in summer 2008 together with the University of Catania. In the meanwhile (on April 30 2009) I took another 5-year bachelor degree in Computer Science which allowed me to join the Engineering Corporation.
During this period I have actively participated in an European project: NAPA-WINE.
From 5/1/2008 to 11/3/2008 I worked as a contract researcher at the Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Science Engineering (DIEEI) on Android and Intrusion Detection for Home Security.
From 4/1/2005 to 5/1/2008 I was a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Institute
for Advanced Computer Studies at the University
of Maryland (click to see Computer Science College ratings) working with Professor V.S. Subrahmanian on different projects the most important of which are LCCD.
I have also collaborated with Prof. Antonio Picariello, Dr. Massimiliano Albanese and Dr. Carmine Cesarano of University of Naples Federico II.
I received my PhD in December 2004, from the University of Naples Federico II in Computational and Applied Sciences. My PhD thesis title was "Data Structures and Algorithms for Optimization and Searching Problems in Metric Spaces and Graphs". My advisor was Professor Antonino Maugeri. I worked on several research projects, the most important of which were the ctnyu and the bioinformatics. I worked also in collaboration with Dr. Sebastiano Battiato and Dr. Gianpiero Di Blasi.
I was a visiting scholar at New York University from January 2004 to July 2004. At NYU, I worked with Professor Dennis Shasha and Professor Rodrigo Gutierrez on
a graph matching and graph clustering research project.
I have been a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) - Tokyo Japan (invited by Professor Helmut Prendinger) in September 2007.
In May 2008 I was invited by Professor Sergio Greco at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemisitca (DEIS) - Cosenza Italy as a visiting researcher to give a talk on OASYS.
In April 2012 I was invited by Olga Ormond at Dublin City University (DCU) - Dublin, Ireland to discuss about the NetFPGA green router I have been working with.
I have attended several schools and classes. The most
In every year of my undergraduated studies I received awards and felloships for highest grades and courseload. Give a look at here to see all the awards I received.
I received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Catania in July 24 2001 with 110/110 cum laude and in April 29 2009 with 110/110 cum laude. I was the first in my class and the youngest student to ever graduate with a degree in computer science in Catania.