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Luca Tomassetti


University of Ferrara
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Via G. Saragat, 1
44122 Ferrara



University of Ferrara

Current Scientific Activity


Researcher in Computer Science at University of Ferrara since 01/11/2008. Professor of many courses at the University of Ferrara for the Computer Science Degrees from 2001 to present.

He started his research activities working on the computer science problems of physics experiments. His interests have then progressively moved to the computer science applications that can improve the knowledge on different scientific fields, studying new techniques for data acquisition, instrument control, data analysis and image processing.

The main research area is in the field of distributed computing, especially concerning GRID and Cloud architectures, interoperability and integration issues, and development and deployment of scientific applications. R&D studies are also devoted to the new architectures, tools and methodologies for large-scale distributed computing.

He is member of the LHC-b collaboration. His activity is focused on the design and development of the database layers supporting the experiment’s distributed computing infrastructure.

Summary of Professional Achievments 

Master degree in Physics at University of Ferrara in 1997. Ph.D. in Physics at University of Ferrara in 2002. Post-doc positions at University of Ferrara from 2001 to 2008. Researcher in Computer Science (INF/01) at University of Ferrara from 01/11/2008. Author of more than 150 publications (h-index 16, source ISI12/2015) and more than 30 contributions at many international conferences.

From 2011, member of the INFN’s National Scientific Committee for technological research. From 2013, scientific coordinator of the WADE experiment for the development of new technique for the detection of radioactive atom in traps.

Currently coordinates the Ferrara group in the development of the Dirac framework.

Mobility across Thematic Areas

Computer Science – High Energy Physics – Laser Physics – Big Data – Distributed Computing (Grid and Cloud architectures) – Data Acquisition and Processing – Real-time Scientific Image Processing

Geographic Mobility

Italy – Suisse (CERN) – USA (Fermilab) – Germany (GSI, Heidelberg)