Born in Rome, 1958.

Present position: full professor of Operations Research since November 2000.

 1992: Associate professor of Operations Research at the University of L'Aquila

1987: PhD. in Computer and System Science from the University of Rome " Sapienza". Research assistant of Operations Research at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

1984: Research grant within an ESPRIT project on artificial intelligence

1983: Postgraduate degree in Automated Control and Computer Systems from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", best dissertation award

1982: Laurea degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza"


From 2002 to 2008, in the board of the AIRO – Optimization and Decision Science (Italian Operational Research Society).

From 1990 to 2008, in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems.

From 2005 to 2010, one of the 10 members elected in the Scientific Committee of the CIRO – Centro Interuniversitario per la Ricerca Operativa (national Inter-university Center for Operational Research).

From 1993 to 2002, in the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Italian Operational Research Society.


From November 2014, athenaeum delegate for research at the University of L’Aquila.

In 2013, visiting professor at Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering (Ankara, Turkey).

From December 2008, chair of the Department of Computer Science (Dipartimento di Informatica) at the University of L’Aquila.

From 2004 to November 2008, chair of the Laurea Degree in Computer Science (Consiglio di Corso di Laurea in Informatica) at the Faculty of Science, University of L’Aquila.

Team leader of national/international research projects by Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Italian Ministry of Education and University (MIUR) on telecommunications, transportation, integrated logistics and combinatorial algorithms. Principal investigator of the 2015 National Research Project 20153TXRX9 (ERC Sector PE1) “Scheduling cuts: new optimization models and algorithms for cutting, packing and nesting in manufacturing processes”.

Responsible of a research unit in an EC Cooperative Research Project on Cutting and Packing within the 6th Framework Programme.

Responsible of research units in EC Projects on Information and Communication Technologies within the 5th Framework Programme.

Participation as invited speaker and/or in the organizing/scientific committee of national and international conferences; in the program committee of AIRO 2017 (Sorrento, Italy), program Chair of AIRO 2002 (L’Aquila, Italy, September 2002), AIRO Winter 2005 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, January 2005), AIRO Winter 2007 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, February 2007), 5th ESICUP Meeting (L’Aquila, Italy, April 2008) ), AIRO Winter 2009 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, January 2009).

Referee of international journals, among others: Annals of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, European J. of Operational Research, IEEE Trans. on Robotics and Automation, Information Processing Letters, Int. J. of Computer-Aided Engineering and Software, Int. J. of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Int. J. of Production Research, J. of Scheduling, Networks, Transportation Science.

With the Operations Research team of the University of L’Aquila ranked second for visibility and fourth for yield (resp. first and second in Europe) in the worldwide section of the Eighth Rothkopf Ranking of Universities’ Contributions to the INFORMS Practice Literature[1].

In the Scientific Advisory Board of Fondazione Università dell’Aquila and of the CapiTANK Consortium (Innovation Pole in Chemical-Pharma Technologies, POR FESR ABRUZZO 2007 – 2013,

[1]      Ronald D. Fricker Jr., Interfaces, Vol. 39, No. 6.

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