Matteo Comin

Associate Professor in Computer Engineering

Department of Information Engineering
University of Padova

About me

I’m associate professor in Computer Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova. Previously, I was assistant professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova (2007-2015). During my activity I have been a research intern at IBM T.J.Watson Research Center twice. I have been a visiting researcher at University of Purdue (US) once and at Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) three times. In 2007 I received from the University of Padova the C. Offelli Award for best young researcher. Since 2015 I am an Associate Professor at the University of Padova. In 2020 I received the Italian National Scientific Qualification for the role of Full Professor in Computer Science (SSD INF/01).

See my cv for more details on my activities and my software repository on github.


My research targets Algorithms and Applications on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

In particular, I have been extensively working on:

  • Pattern Discovery
  • Data Compression
  • Alignment-free Statistics
  • Efficient Algorithms for Sequencing Data
  • Metagenomics
  • Reads Clustering and Classification

I serve regularly in following program committees:


I am a regular reviewer for the journals:

  • Nucleic Acids Research (NAR), Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, BMC Algorithm for Molecular Biology (AMB), BMC Bioinformatics, ACM/IEEE Transaction in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), Journal of Computational Biology (JCB).

For more details give a look at my publications and my cv.


You can find my master/bachelor theses’ proposals here.

I have taught these courses at the University of Padova:

  • Architettura degli Elaboratori (in Italian): 2007-today
  • Algoritmi per la Bioinformatica (in Italian): 2013-2020
  • Bioinformatics (in English): 2021-today


  • Address: Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6/B, I-35131 Padova, Italy
  • Office: 311a
  • Phone: +39 049 8277935
  • E-mail: comin ♦ dei • unipd • it (♦=at, •=dot)