Personal. Born in Florence, Italy, August 1957. Lived in Fribourg, Switzerland (1957-1968), Florence and Pisa, Italy (1968-1982), Edinburgh, Scotland (1982-1985), Aarhus, Denmark (January-June 1985), and Sophia Antipolis, France (1986-present). Italian nationality, European citizenship. Native languages: italian and french. Other languages: english, some german (high school level).
Education. Literary baccalaureate, liceo classico Michelangiolo, Florence, 1975. Master (Laurea) in Computer Science, University of Pisa, 1981 (cum laude). CNR-Selenia scholarship, Pisa, 1981-1982. CNR scholarship to research abroad, 1982-1985, used to fund PhD studies at Edinburgh University, Scotland (November 1982 - December 1985) and an intermediate six month visit to Aarhus University, Denmark (January 1985 - June 1985). PhD in Theoretical Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, January 1988.
Professional. Visiting researcher at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, team Meije, from January 1986 to September 1987. Since October 1987, permanent researcher at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, in the teams Meije (1987-1999), Mimosa (2000-2008) and Indes (2009-now). Habilitation ("idoneità") for an associate professor position in Italy, obtained through a competition at Torino University, 1999.
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