Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Informatica
Largo B. Pontecorvo, 3
56127 Pisa, Italy
Tel: (++39) 050 2212 769
Fax: (++39) 050 2212 726
Date and place of birth: March 1, 1945 - San Mango (Avellino), Italy.
Marital status: Married with two children, Laura and Andrea.
Education: Doctor Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from
the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, December 1968.
From 1969 to 1971 I was Research Associate at the Istituto di Elaborazione
dell'Informazione (CNR), Pisa.
From 1971 to 1987 I was Assistant Professor, and subsequently Associate
Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy.
From October 1987 to November 1990 I was Professor at the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy.
From November 1990 I am Professor at the Department of Computer Science,
University of Pisa, Italy.
From September 1972 to August 1973 I was Research associate at the Department
of Computer Science, New York University.
Sabbatical semesters were spent as visiting professor at the
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto,
Escuela Superior Latino Americana de Informatica, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney, Australia.
Over the years I have worked in the area of image processing, computer
aided design, artificial intelligence, and databases, in particular database
I am author of several journal articles and conference papers in these
areas, author and co-author of four books (in italian), and co-editor of
Computer-Aided Database Design: The DATAID Project, North-Holland, Amsterdam,
Persistent Object Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
I have been member of program committes of several international conferences
and workshops (VLDB, DBPL, POS, etc.)
I am currently engaged in research in object-oriented database programming
languages and languages for semi-structured data.
The research activity on database programming languages has been
supported by two research projects financed by the italian Research Council
(CNR), by a project financed by the italian Ministry for Research and
University (MURST, Interdata Project), and by the following projects financed by the European
Community: ESPRIT Basic Research Action FIDE 3070, ESPRIT Basic Research
Action FIDE2 6309, and Esprit Working Group 22552 - PASTEL. The current
research activity on Type Based Models and Query Languages for Web
Data is supported by MURST, DataX Project.
Best European Paper Award, 17th Int. Conf. on VLDB, Barcelona, 1991, for the
paper “A Relationship Mechanism for a Strongly Type Object-Oriented
Database Programming Language”.