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Davide Salomoni

Adjunct professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Curriculum vitae

Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna and supervisor of several students for the courses "Infrastructures for Big Data Processing" and "Biomedical Data Bases", taught for the Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics and for the PhD Degree in Data Science and Computation.

Davide Salomoni has the role of Director of Technology at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

He has more than 30 years of international experience in private and public environments on distributed computing and communication technologies.

He is member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the German Helmoltz Federated IT Services group (HIFIS), of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese National Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INCD), of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Italian distributed ReCaS infrastructure and of the INFN Computing Committee. He serves as external reviewer of EC projects and is INFN representative in the GAIA-X Italian Hub and in the Steering Board of the national Health Big Data project.

He leads the Software Development and Distributed Systems department at the INFN National Center for research and development on IT technologies, coordinates the country-wide INFN Cloud infrastructure, is member of the Steering Board of the INFN ISO-certified Enhanced Privacy and Compliance Cloud (EPIC), collaborates with several public and private institutions, and participates to numerous multi-disciplinary research and technology transfer projects on distributed architectures.

He coordinated INDIGO-DataCloud (2015-2017), a 26-partners European Horizon2020 foundational project targeted to scientific communities and to public and private resource providers. INDIGO-DataCloud developed highly innovative open source computing and storage solutions for heterogeneous, hybrid distributed infrastructures, and generated numerous follow-ons and exploitation activities worldwide.

From 2005 to 2011 he was in charge of designing, implementing and managing the large computing farm installed at the INFN National Computing Center.

From 2003 to 2005 he was senior scientist at NIKHEF (Nationaal instituut voor subatomaire fysica, the Dutch institute for research in Astro-Particle Physics) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He focused on distributed computing and in particular on Grid computing technologies, contributing to the management and development of the Dutch national computing center at NIKHEF/SARA.

From 2001 to 2003 he was Technical Manager of the Dutch Internet Team at COLT Telecom in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He contributed to the design and operational readiness of the COLT NL data center and to the definition and implementation of several commercial products involving data and IT managed services. He was also a member of the architectural group of the COLT Europe Internet Division.

From 1999 to 2001 he worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, USA. He chaired the SLAC networking group, focusing in particular on the optimization of the local networks, on network data transfer for physics experiments and on the evolution of wide-area high-speed data transmission technologies.

From 1991 to 1998, after getting his degree in Physics from the University of Bologna (1990), he worked at the INFN National Computing Center (CNAF) on networking technologies and on the design and development of distributed monitoring systems for the then-current DECnet, IP and X.25 networks used by INFN and by other Italian scientific communities. He represented INFN in several national and international working groups linked to the design and development of network communication protocols and distributed infrastructures. He was one of the designers and implementers of the Italian academic and research network (GARR), and was the architect and first manager of its Network Operations Center.