Francesco Silvestri

Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering

Department of Information Engineering
University of Padova

About me

I’m assistant professor in Computer Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova. Previously, I was post-doc in the Algorithm group of the IT University of Copenhagen (2015-2016) and at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova (2009-2014). I’ve also held positions as part-time lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen (2013-2014) and as visiting scholar at the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin (2006-2007). I received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Padova in 2009.

See my cv for more details on my activities and here for more stuff about me.


My research targets algorithms and data structures, with an emphasis on:

  • Big data: how can we efficiently extract information from huge amount of data?
  • High performance: how can we exploit modern hardware to crunch big data?

In particular, I have been extensively working on:

  • Similarity Search
  • Graph mining
  • MapReduce and multicore
  • Memory hierarchy
  • Fault tolerance

I have served in the following program committees:

  • ESA 2019, Cluster 2019, ICPP 2019, ICALP 2019, The Web Conf 2019, Cluster 2018, BeyondMR 2018, The Web Conf 2018, PODS 2017, SBAC-PAD 2017, BeyondMR 2017, Cluster 2017, IJCAI 2016, SBAC-PAD 2016, IPDPS 2016, ESA 2015, IPDPS 2015, SC Workshops 2015, SC Poster 2014, MASSIVE 2014, BigData 2013, SC Poster 2013, IPDPS 2013.

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:


  • Address: Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6/B, I-35131 Padova, Italy
  • Office: 405 B
  • Phone: +39 049 8277920
  • E-mail: silvestri ♦ dei • unipd • it (♦=at, •=dot)
  • Skype: yuri_rwx
  • Twitter: SilvestriFr
  • LinkedIn: FraSil