Research Interests: I have done research in several areas like Coding Theory, Information Theory and applications of Information-Theoretical methods to Combinatorics.
My latest research interests lie in the areas of Distributed Computing, with a special interest in problems of communication in networks and social networks.

Present Academic Position: Professor of Computer Science, University of Salerno, Italy

Selected Professional Activities

International Project Coordination

Coordinator of the European Research Traning Network: Approximation and Randomization Algorithms in Communication NEtworks (ARACNE), 2000-2004.

Recent Program Committees:

PC Vice-Chair of CPSCom--2012: IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing, September 11-14, 2012, Besanšon, France.

PC member of 2012 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, August 3--5, Chennai, India.

PC member of 25th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing, September 20-22, 2011 - Rome, Italy.

PC member of Eighth International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems; in conjunction with IPDPS 2011, May 16-20, 2011 - Anchorage(Alaska), USA.

PC Chair of Fifth International Conference on FUN WITH ALGORITHMS, June 2010, Ischia, Italy.

PC member of Seventh International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems; in conjunction with 24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2010), Atlanta, USA, May 2010.

PC member of SERVICE COMPUTATION 2009: First International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing, November 15-20, 2009 - Cancun , Mexico.

PC member of Sixth International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems; in conjunction with 23nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009), Rome, Italy, May 2009.

PC member of Dial M -- POMC 2008, in conjunction with Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2008), Toronto, Canada, August 18--21, 2008.

PC member of Fifth International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems, in conjunction with 22nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'2008), Miami, Florida, USA, April 2008.

PC member of Fourth International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems, in conjunction with 21th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'2007), Long Beach, California, USA, March 26-30, 2007.

PC member of Fourth International Conference on FUN WITH ALGORITHMS, June 3-6, 2007, Castiglioncello (LI), Italy

PC member of Third International Workshop on Hot Topics in Peer-to-Peer Systems, April 2006, Rhodes Island, Greece;

PC member of 2006 International Conference on Parallel Processing: Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 14-18, 2006.

PC member of 13th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms - ESA 2005, October 2005, Ibiza, Spain.

Volumes Edited :

Editor:Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on FUN WITH ALGORITHMS (FUN 2010), LNCS vol. 6099, Springer, 2010 (with P. Boldi)

Editor: Proceedings of the 5th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity, Carleton Scientific (1999) (volume edited with David Peleg)

Editor: Proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on Approximation and Randomized Algorithms in Communication Networks, Carleton Scientific, 2002. (volume edited with A. Clementi)

Extended Research Visits:
July-August 2012: Visiting Scientist, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada,

July-August 2011: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

July-August 2010: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

July-August 2009: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

July-August 2008: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

July-August 2007: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

July 2006: Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

September 1999: INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

September 1998: INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.

Fall 1994: Sonderforschungsbreich ``Diskrete Strukturen in der Mathematik'', Bielefeld University, Germany.

September 1993: I3S, CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France.

Fall 1993: Sonderforschungsbreich ``Diskrete Strukturen in der Mathematik'', Bielefeld University, Germany.

1987 - 1988: Computer Science Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.