Speaker: Prof Giovanni Felici, Director of the Institute for Computer and System Science of the Italian National Research Council (from May 1, 2022). https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tIZpkvIAAAAJ&hl=en
Born in Rome in 1967, Giovanni Felici graduates in Statistics at University of Rome La Sapienza in 1989 and is awarded the title of Master of Science in Operations Research and Operations Management by the University of Lancaster, UK, in 1991. In 1995 he successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation in Operations Research at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Since 1994 his research activity is based at the Italian National Research Council of Italy (CNR), where he covers different tenured positions in the Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica “A. Ruberti” (CNR-IASI). He is appointed, in May 2022, Director of CNR-IASI.
From November 2016 to April 2022, he is seconded from CNR to the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in Bruxelles, where he acts as Scientific Project Adviser for Panel PE1 (Mathematics) and PE6 (Computer Science and Informatics). Since October 2020 he is in the working group of DG-RTD – Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission – for the definition of skills of researchers within the Agenda for the new European Research Area and Pact for Skills.
He is specialized in Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Machine Learning, and Bioinformatics. He is active in basic and applied research on models and algorithms, optimization techniques, and knowledge transfer to private businesses.
He is author of more than 120 papers on primary international scientific journals, referred special issues, conference proceedings, book chapters.