Geppino Pucci's Biographical Sketch

Geppino Pucci received the Laurea degree summa cum laude (1987), winning both the IBM and the UNITEAM awards for the best Italian theses in Computer Science, and the (1993) both in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy and under the supervision of Prof. Fabrizio Luccio. From 1988 to 1990 he was a Research Associate at the Computing Laboratory of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, where he conducted research in software reliability modelling. From 1990 to 1991 he was visiting graduate student at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, upon invitation of the institute and under the supervision of Prof. Richard Karp. In 1992, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (DEI) of the University of Padova, Italy, as an Assistant Professor. On leave from DEI, he returned in 1993 to Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1996, he was at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY as a visiting faculty and course instructor. From November 1998 to September 2001, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at DEI. He is currently is a Full Professor of Computer Science at DEI. At the University of Padova, he served as the Head of the undergraduate and master programs in Computer Engineering (2010-2014), as the Global Coordinator of all the undergraduate and master programs in Information Engineering (2012-2014), and as a Member Elect (representing all full professors in the STEM area) of the Academic Senate for the term 2019-2023.

Pucci has spent several teaching and/or research visits to a number of research institutions in Asia, Europe and the United States, including the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (China); the University of Damascus (Syria, as a UN-sponsored teacher); the City University of London (UK); University College Cork (IRL); Paris Diderot University and CNRS-LIAFA (FR); Brown University, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Chicago and at Urbana-Champaign, and Texas A&M University (USA).

Prof. Pucci's research interests lie broadly in the area of Models and Algorithms for High Performance and Big Data Computing, Data Analysis and Machine Learning. He has authored or coauthored well over a hundred papers, which appeared in international journals or refereed international conference proceedings. In the past, he conducted research on Models, Algorithms and Data Structures for Parallel and Hierachical Machines; Message Routing and Distributed Implementation of Shared Memory for Network-Based Systems; Parallel Search Strategies; Performance Models for Commercial Supercomputers; and Numerical Kernels for FEM-based Simulations. His current research focuses on the Design and Implementation of Algoritmic Solutions for Data Analysis, Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning, and Computational Frameworks for Big Data Computing.

Prof. Pucci was the Padova site leader of the large EU FP6 IP Project AEOLUS: Algorithmic Principles for Building Efficient Overlay Computers (2005-2010), involving over 20 European research and industrial sites. He also lead the projects Methodologies for the Development of Adaptive Parallel Software with Applications to Finite-Element Simulations (2007-2009), Models and algorithms for the dynamic optimization of computational performance (2014-2016), and RATED-X: Resource-Accuracy TradEoffs for Dynamic and eXtreme analytics (2020-2022), funded by the University of Padova; the project Multicast Techniques with Application to Robotics and Packet Routing (1999-2001) funded by the Italian National Research Council (CNR); and was co-PI of the NATO project Bulk Synchronous Computational Geometry (1996-1997) in collaboration with Texas A&M University, College Station, USA. He has also participated as a key researcher to eight Projects of National Relevance (PRIN) and to the PNRR National Supercomputing Centre, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) and two large EU Esprit Projects (GEPPCOM and PDCS) . Over the years, his research has been further supported by the National Research Council (CNR), the ALVEY Directorate of the UK National Council for Scientific Research (NCSR), and the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

From 2011 to 2014 Geppino Pucci was a member of the Editoral Board of Elsevier's Journal of Discrete Algorithms. From 2005 to 2010 he was in the Editorial Board of Elsevier's Parallel Computing - Systems and Applications . He served as Guest co-Editor of the Special Issues of Springer's Theory of Computing Systems devoted to FUN 2007 and to SPAA 2011. From 2018 to 2022, he served in the Steering Committee of the FUN Conference. Over the last two decades, he has served as a program committee member of several prominent international conferences: WWW (2018-2020), ACM ICS (2013), ACM SPAA (2004, 2011), ICALP (2010, 2018), SIAM SDM (2022) STACS (2002), IEEE IPDPS (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 as Algorithms Track Vice-Chair, 2017, 2019, 2022), EURO-PAR (1998; 2015; 2023; 2008, 2012, and 2017 as Global Chair for the Theory Track), IEEE HiPC (2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2022), ACM FRONTIERS (2008), FUN (1998, 2007 co-chair, 2018), SIROCCO (2000, 2003, 2007), ALGOSENSORS (2012), IC3 (2011), CIAC (2010), ICTCS (2005, 2016, 2020), INNS (2019, Local Chair), HiCOMB (2005, 2009), HLPP (2005), HPPC (2009, 2010) and TGC (2010). He has also been involved in the organization of international conferences (ACM SPAA'96, ESA'98) and schools. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the International EURO-PAR Conference Series and served for many years as a member of the Outstanding Service Award Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). Prof. Pucci is a voting member of ACM, IEEE, and EATCS, and a Senior Fellow of the Galilean Academy of Arts and Sciences in Padova.

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