BiographyI studied computer science many years ago when the computers were as big as buildings and the interface was through punched cards. After graduation I could do every job I wanted but I decided to stay at the university because I loved to do research. I started with a fellowship, then I became researcher and, after some years professor, first at the University of Salerno, then back in Pisa.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Bases of computation, and design and analysis of sequential parallel and distributed algorithms.
I enjoy to collect and discover unusual aspects of computer science and hidden relations among algorithms, literature, art and everyday life. This makes the subject more lively and attractive.
I travelled a lot for work in poor and rich countries, students are fond of computers in any country and want to know and have fun with them.
I love literature, cinema, modern art and sports.