Curriculum Vitae of ENRICO NARDELLI

december 2020

1  Positions

Enrico Nardelli graduated in December 1983 at University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Electronic Engineering (Major in Computer Science) with 110/110 cum laude. This is a 5 years degree with 27 two-semesters exams. In May 1984 he obtained the qualification to practice the Engineer profession.

He is Full Professor of Informatics and works since 2002 in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Roma "Tor Vergata" (one of the 180 ëxcellence" university departements for 2018-22). From 1992 to 2002 he has been in the Department of Informatics of the University of L'Aquila. He has held from 1993 to 2004 a position as Invited Research Scientist at the Institute for System Analysis and Informatics (IASI) of the italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, where he was a researcher (equivalent to Assistant Professors) from July 1989 to October 1992, before joining university.

Since 2004 he is a Registered Expert for the italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, for the technical and scientific evaluation and monitoring of scientific research projects and of industrial research and technology transfer projects.

He is coordinating since Aprile 2014 "Programma il Futuro" (, a joint project bewteen the Italian Ministry of Education and CINI, the Italian national inter-university Consortium for Informatics, for the introduction of basic concepts of informatics as a scientific subject in Italian schools. Since its inception, the project has involved about three million italian students (half of them in primary schools) and 35.000 teachers.

Since January 2018 he is the President of Informatics Europe, the association of Informatics departments and research laboratories in Europe and neighbouring areas ( From September 2008 to October 2015 he has been a member of its Board of Directors, filling the role of Tresurer in 2012-13 and of Vice-President in 2014-15.

Since March 2018 is a member of the Executive Committee of the Informatics for All ( coalition, aiming at introducing Informatics as a foundational discipline in schools across Europe.

He is a member since 2016 of the International Advisory Committee for the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, the world most followed international initiative aiming at disseminating the importance of informatics education.

From July 2015 to June 2019 has been an elected member of the ACM Europe Council ( the European branch of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the world largest (90.000 members) international association of informatics scientists and professionals. Since July 2019 he is co-opted in the Council as a liaison to Informatics Europe.

Since November 2019 he is the Director of the CINI National Laboratory "Informatics and School" ("Informatica e Scuola" -, that he had started as a CINI Working Group in March 2017.

Since January 2016 he is member of the Executive Board of CINI as the representative of the University of Roma "Tor Vergata". Previously (2013-2015), he has been member of the Executive Board of CINI as the representative of GRIN, the Italian Association of University Professors of Informatics.

From November 2013 to November 2016 he has been the Director of the CINI National Laboratory "InfoLife" (Metodi e Algoritmi per le Scienze della Vita) del CINI, which he had co-founded.

He has been (2009-2014) member of the Executive Board of EQANIE, the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education, co-founded by GRIN, which he represented in the General Assembly.

He has been (2010-2012) the national coordinator of SIMBIOSYS, a two-years research projects on bio-informatics, financed by the italian Ministry of University within the PRIN basic research program.

From May 2009 to June 2011 he has been member of the "Sectorial Committee on ICT and Multimedia" of the Lazio Region, evaluating, coordinating and monitoring innovation and research projects in this sector.

From September 2003 to October 2008 he has been the President of the Italian Association of University Professors in Informatics (GRIN), grouping the more than 800 university professors in Informatics all over Italy. From November 2008 to November 2014, as Past President, he has been member of its Executive Board. Previously, from September 2002 to September 2003 he has been the Vice-President of GRIN, responsible for Teaching Affairs.

From 2004 to 2008, he has been member of the Executive Board of AICA (Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico), the oldest (1961) italian scientific and professional informatics society.

In June-July 2007, by invitation from the Academy of Finland, he has been member of an international panel of eight Informatics experts which have evaluated Informatics research in Finland for the period 2000-2006.

At the University of Roma "Tor Vergata" he has been the Director of the Bachelor Program in Informatics, from March 2003 to May 2005, and from June 2005 to October 2007 he has been the Vice-Director of the Master Program in Informatics.

While at University of L'Aquila he has served as President of the Coordination Committee for University Information Systems, from November 1997 to March 2000; President of the Testing and Validation Committee for the Computer-Based Central Information System, from November 1997 to March 2000; Director of the Master Program in Informatics (about 1000 students enrolled), from November 2001 to November 2002; President of the Faculty of Sciences Resource Planning Committee, from November 2001 to November 2002.

He has held seminar and lectures at various italian and international organizations: italian National Research Council in Rome and Pisa, University of Rome "La Sapienza", University of Rome "Tor Vergata", University of Nice, International Informatics Institute di Berkeley, Federal Polytechnic of Zürich.

2  Teaching and Scientific Activities

He has lectured in university Degree programs on: Algorithms and Data Structures, Data Bases, Information Systems Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Informatics Education.

He has been Contract Professor in Computer Science:

He has been Contract Research Assistant:

He has been Visiting Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute of Berkeley (California), from July to September 1994, at the Federal Polytechnic of Zürich (ETH) from February to March 1996, and at the Äristotle" University of Thessaloniki from July to August 2000.

His current research focus is on Informatics Education and on Socio-Technical analysis and design of Informatics Systems (Link&Think Interdisciplinary Laboratory

He previously carried out research in various field of theoretical and applied Informatics:

For what regards the algorithms and data structures field, his areas of interest were: graph algorithms, physical data structures for multi-dimensional data, scalable distributed data structures, algorithms for partial orders, algorithms for communication networks.
In the interaction with information systems field his areas of interest were: interaction with systems for complex problem solving, techniques and paradigms of interaction with information systems.
As far as the data models field is concerned, his areas of interest were: definition and analysis of multimedia and spatial data models, query languages for spatial data, physical access methods, system architectures for geographical information systems.
Concerning cooperative and distributed information systems his areas of interest were: data models for information integration, certification and security issues in the Internet-mediated inter-organizational cooperation.
More recently, in bio-informatics he worked on the definition and realization of models and tools for representation and simulation of biochemical interaction networks. He has also investigated the interdisciplinary area of informatics and digital art, with a goal of enriching the capability of informatics systems to describe and help the comprehension of complex scenarios by using approaches and methods typical of the art domain.

He has authored more than 150 papers in the above fields, published in the most reputed international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He acts also as a referee for journals and conferences active in the above areas ( ∼ nardelli/publications/index.html).

He has been Team Leader and Principal Investigator various basic and applied research projects, in various national and european research programmes, in the following sectors:

3  Professional Activity

He has carried out the following categories of professional activty:
  1. informatics techno-scientific expert in Procurement Committees
  2. informatics techno-scientific expert for the evaluation of research, research and development, and technological innovation and transfer projects
  3. dissemination of Informatics culture
  4. other professional activities

3.1  Procurement Committees

This sub-section describes, starting from the most recent ones, professional activties focusing on membership in Procurement Committees.

3.2  Evaluation of Research, R&D, Innovation and Transfer

He has developed a very large experiencs on research evaluation in Informatics, above at all on applied research and development, covering all the various issues, from research and innovation policies to quantitative evaluation, from management to diffusion, transfer, and industrial and business exploitation of results.

Along more than thirty years of experience he has evaluated more than seventy basic and applied research projects in all fields of Informatics.

He has been a consultant, from 1994 to 1997, to the Scientific and Technological Park of the Abruzzo region for reviewing and monitoring R&D projects financed by the European Union in the areas of:

From 1990 to 1995 he has been a consultant to Directorate General XIII (Information Technologies and Industries, and Telecommunications) of the Commission of the European Communities, for the technical and scientific evaluation and revision of R&D workplans, proposals, and projects within the R&D ICT Programmes, in the areas of Ädvanced Business and Home Systems" and Ïnformation Processing Software and Systems".

3.3  Dissemination of Informatics culture

This sub-section describes, starting from the most recent ones, professional activties focusing on the dissemination of Informatics culture.

3.4  Other professional activities

This sub-section describes, starting from the most recent ones, professional activities of miscellaneous kind.

4  Riferimenti

Prof. Enrico Nardelli
Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Dipartimento di Matematica
Via della Ricerca Scientifica snc, I-00133 Roma, Italia
Tel.: +39-06-7259.4204
Fax.: +39-06-7259.4699
home page: ∼ nardelli

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