After getting a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University, Giuseppe F. Italiano worked as a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights (New York). When he was 33 years old, he won a National competition for Full Professor and went back to Italy. Before joining LUISS University, he was professor of computer science at University of Salerno, University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice, and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Giuseppe F. Italiano has worked on a wide variety of problems, producing highly-cited results on a number of different areas. Most of his research is centered around the design, analysis and engineering of algorithms for big data sets, with applications to several areas, including graph theory, social network analysis, computer and network security, and computational biology. His background, which includes also a five-year experience in industrial research, puts him in a unique position to carry out work that combines basic research with strong focus on applications. In 2016 he was nominated EATCS Fellow for “fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs and massive data sets, and for his role in establishing the field of algorithm engineering”. Giuseppe F. Italiano enjoys collaborating with junior researchers and PhD students, and he is committed to fostering excellence in graduate education. In the last 15 years he supervised a total of 18 PhD students (14 graduated, 4 on-going).