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Research is to teaching as sin is to confession.
Unless you participate in the former,
you have nothing to say in the latter.
(John Slaughter)


Giuseppe F. Italiano

Professor of Computer Science
EATCS Fellow, 2016
PhD, Columbia University, 1991

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica
Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma, Italy


Phone: +39 06 7259 7394
Email: firstname.lastname@uniroma2.it
Office: Edificio Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Rm. A3-01


My main research interests are in the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs, massive data sets and computer security.
You can find my CV and a list of publications from DBLP, Google Scholar.

Current Research Projects

  • AMANDA: Algorithmics for MAssive and Networked DAta. PRIN 2012 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2013-2016.
  • TrustMyPhone.

Recent Research Projects

  • SIGNED: Secure Imprint GeNerated for papEr Documents. Funded by the EU under contract no. FP7-SME-2010-1-262448, 2010-2012.
  • ALGODeep: Algorithmic Challenges for Data-intensive Processing on Emerging Computing Platforms. PRIN 2008 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2010-2012.
  • EuroNF: Network of Excellence on Anticipating the Network of the Future - From Theory to Design Funded by the EU, 2008-2011.
  • MAINSTREAM: Algorithms for Massive Information Structures and Data Streams. PRIN 2006 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2007-2009.
  • EuroFGI: Network of Excellence on Design and Engineering the Future Generation Internet - Towards convergent multi-service networks. Funded by the EU, 2006-2008.
  • ALGO-NEXT: Algorithms for the Next Generation Internet and Web: Design, Methodologies and Applications. PRIN 2004 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2004-2006.
  • EuroNGI: Network of Excellence on Design and Engineering the Next Generation Internet. Funded by the EU, 2003-2006.
  • SecurePaper. Funded by Land S.r.l., 2004. The engineered version of the research prototype has been widely adopted by many organizations, including the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance , INPS/INAIL (DURC) and the Gazzetta Ufficiale Online.

Editorial Boards

Steering and Advisory Boards

  • ALENEX, Member of the Steering Committee.
  • SEA, Member of the Steering Committee.
  • MADALGO, Member of the Advisory Board.

Recent Conference PC


Books (in Italian)

C. Demetrescu, I. Finocchi, G.F. Italiano
Algoritmi e Strutture Dati
Seconda Edizione.
Mc-Graw Hill, 2008.
ISBN 978-88-386-6468-7.
Errata Corrige.

C. Demetrescu, U. Ferraro Petrillo, I. Finocchi, G.F. Italiano
Progetto di Algoritmi e Strutture Dati in Java
Mc-Graw Hill, 2007.
ISBN 978-88-386-6374-1.

Teaching @ Tor Vergata (mostly in Italian)

Former Ph.D. students

  • Camil Demetrescu, 2001.
  • Gianluigi Me, 2003.
  • Fabrizio Grandoni, 2004.
  • Maurizio A. Strangio, 2006.
  • Fabio Dellutri, 2009.
  • Antonio Grillo, 2011.
  • Alessandro Lentini, 2011.
  • Vittorio Ottaviani, 2011.
  • Rosamaria Bertè, 2012.
  • Marco Querini, 2014.
  • Fabio Marturana, 2014.
  • Federico Santaroni, 2015.
  • Giovanni Bottazzi, 2017.
  • Nilakantha Paudel, 2017.

Current Ph.D. students

  • Leandro Ishi Soares De Lima, expected 2019
    (in cotutele with Univ. Lyon).
  • Nikos Parotsidis, expected 2019.
  • Aikaterini Karanasiou, expected 2020.

Other Cool Scientific Events I organized / was involved in