I obtained by PhD in Electronic and Information Engineering, in
2002, from the University of Bologna's Department of Electronics, Informatics and
Systems (DEIS), with a dissertation on "Reasoning and interaction
in logic-based multi-agent systems" under the supervision of Paola
Mello and Maurelio Boari. From 2000 to 2003, I spent several
periods abroad, mainly at Imperial College London's Department of
Computing, as an occasional PhD student and later an academic
visitor, working with Francesca Toni and Fariba Sadri. From 2002 until 2005 I obtained several post-doc scholarships. In 2005 I was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. In 2012 I obtained the national qualification for Associate Professorship. In 2015 I was appointed Associate Professor in Information Processing Systems at the University of Bologna's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where I currently carry out most of my research activity. In 2018 I was awarded the national scientific qualification as full professor in information processing systems and informatics. Since 2012 I teach Real Time Systems to students of the Master Degrees in Automation Engineering and Advanced Automotive Electronic Engineering of the School of Engineering and Architecture. Since 2020 I give lectures in Knowledge Representation in the Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence, where I also serve as the deputy-coordinator.
My recent research focus is in the broad area of Artificial
Intelligence, and in particular in argumentation mining, architectures and models for
multi-agent systems, reasoning mechanisms, and logic programming.
I maintain research collaborations with several research groups,
and I am actively involved in Italian and international research
projects. I have co-authored more than 150 refereed articles
and edited several international journal special issues and
proceedings volumes with renown international publishers. According to Google Scholar's data over 3000+ citations to my work, my H-index is 30.
organized several events, on multi-agent systems, computational
logics, and argumentation, including spring schools and
international workshops. I have been a member of several steering
and programme committees for prestigious international conferences.
I have served as a reviewer for national and international project proposals for the European
Commission, and for the Ministries of Research and Education of
Luxembourg, Switzerland, Chile and Canada. I am in the editorial board of
international newsletters and scientific journals, including Intelligenza Artificiale and Fundamenta Informaticae, both published by IOS Press. I have been a
member of PhD and MSc committees in Italy, UK, Portugal, and Canada. At Alma Mater,
I am a member of the academic board of the PhD School in Computer Science and Engineering and former member of the academic board of the PhD School in ICT and Law.