As enhanced devices at the edge of the network exploit artificial intelligence, even novel computing challenges are raised. In my current research agenda, I investigate all aspects related to distributed intelligent systems for supporting cities and communities, with a strong focus on optimizing decentralized and self-organized infrastructures. My research finds application in several domains, among which smart city, mobility, healthcare, and cultural heritage.
I am an assistant professor in the Future Computing Research Laboratory at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Hearth Sciences of the University of Messina. I was research fellow in the same university and I earned my Ph.D. in the Department of Engineering at University of Reggio Calabria in May 2020 under the supervision of Massimo Villari.
I led activities related to the technical area for the EU project “FLIWARE” and the Italian FISR “Re-functionalization of the Contemporary”. From 2018 to 2020, I worked as software developer of Humanizing Technologies GmbH in Vienna, one of the most appreciated suppliers of non-industrial robots and robot software worldwide. From 2020, I am an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. From 2021, I am authorized to practice as Information Engineer (Italy, Section A).
I have been teacher of several subjects, among which Computer Networks and Algorithms, and teacher’s guide of Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence. I am reviewer of respected Springer, IEEE and Elsevier Journals, coordinator of the University of Messina’s node for the CINI InfoLife Laboratory, Associate Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI, member of the IFIP Working Group 12.9 about Computational Intelligence, co-chairs of IEEE Workshops (DistInSys, MrICHE, and AI4Health) and co-author of more than 30 manuscripts.