Nicola Ferro is full professor in computer science at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy.
His research interests include information retrieval, its experimental evaluation, multilingual information access and digital libraries.
He is the coordinator of the CLEF evaluation initiative, which involves more than 200 research groups world-wide in large-scale IR evaluation activities.
He has published more than 400 papers on information retrieval, digital libraries, and their evaluation.
He was inducted to Class 2023 of the SIGIR Academy.