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Personal data
  • Born in Gassino Torinese, Turin (Italy), on March 17th, 1953
  • Military service within the Alpini corps
  • Married, with 2 daughters.


Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
I-10129 Torino TO

Phone: +39-011-564.7007
Fax      +39-011-564.7099


Private address:

Corso Italia 86
I-10090 Gassino Torinese TO

Phone: +39-011-960.6738

Current position
Degree and academic curriculum
  • Laurea (M.S. equivalent) in Electronic Engineering in 1976 from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy) (maxima cum laude)
  • From 1980 to 1987, researcher at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica of the Politecnico di Torino
  • From 1987 to 1990, full professor of Computer Science at the Università di Udine, Udine (Italy)
  • Since 1990, full professor of Computer Engineering at the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica (CE Dept) of the Politecnico di Torino.
Teaching activities
  • Director of the 3rd Advanced Course on “VLSI Testing”, 1988 at Csata-Tecnopolis, Valenzano, BA (Italy).
  • Director of the 2 Advanced Courses “Formal Verification Techniques in VLSI Design”, 1989 and 1992 at Scuola Superiore G. Reiss Romoli dell’Aquila, AQ (Italy)
  • Director of the 1999 and 2000 Italian Annual National Summer School for Ph.D. students in Computer Engineering.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Annual National Summer School for Ph.D. students in Computer Engineering

    Complete list of instructed courses (in Italian).
Current teaching
Research activities
  • Research activities mainly focused on:
    • Digital Systems Design & Test
    • System Dependability
    • Design-for-Testability, Built-in Self Test & Built-in Self Repair methodologies
    • Reconfigurable System Design
    • Functional Verification
    • ICT for Death people
  • Responsible of several research contracts with domestic and international Industries and Research Institutions, including: UE, ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), CNR, Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, EDF Electricité De France (France), ASSET (USA), Siemens ICN, Italtel SpA, Ansaldo Trasporti, ThalesAlenia Space, Magneti Marelli, Bottero, Selca, Aurelia Micro-elettronica, Yogitech, …
  • In particular, Project Leader of the following research projects:
    • ATLAS : Automatic Translation into Sign Languages (Total Eligible Costs > 4.300.000 €), (“Converging Technologies” CIPE 2007 - Regione Piemonte - Settore dei ricerca: Cognitive Science and ICT), which involves: Politec-nico di Torino, Università di Torino (Dip di Informatica, & Dip di Psicologia), RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., BEPS Engineering, Lumiq Studios S.r.l., CSP – Innovazione nelle ICT, Microsoft Innovation Center, Virtual Reality and Multimedia Park, Cooperativa scs Global Communication, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Trento, University of Illinois at Chicago.
      The project exploits the convergence between cognitive sciences and ICTs to build innovative services to provide deaf people with the access to broadcast communications, through the automatic translation of the written Italian natural language into the animated Italian Sign Language (LIS).
    • TEST-DOC: Quality and Reliability of Complex Systems-on-Chip (Total Eligible Costs > 1.200.000 €), which involved: Politecnico di Torino, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), LIRMM (Laboratoire d’Informatique Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier) (Montpellier, France), Siemens Information & Communication Networks (Milan, Italy), LogicVision, Inc. (San Jose CA, USA), Virage Logic, Inc (Fremont (CA, USA)
    • COMMUTA: Mutant hardware/software components for dynamically reconfi-gurable distributed systems, (PRIN 2005: Programmi di Ricerca Scientifica di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale) (Total Eligible Costs > 225.000 €), which involved: Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Milan, Italy), Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" (Naples, Italy).
Editorial activities

  • Member of the Editorial Boards of several journals and magazines, including:
  • Member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops.
    Details on Program Committee participations
  • Member of the Steering Committees of several international conferences, including:
    • IEEE ETS : European Test Symposium
    • IEEE VTS : VLSI Test Symposium
  • General Chair of several international conferences and workshops, including:
    • IEEE 5th European Workshop on Design For Testability, Castiglion della Pescaia, Grosseto (Italy) (June 1987)
    • IFIP Advanced Research Workshop on Correct Hardware Design Methodologies, Turin (Italy) (April 1991)
    • IEEE ETW’97: European Test Workshop, Chia Laguna,Cagliari (Italy) (May 1997)
    • IEEE ETS’05: European Test Symposium, Tallinn (Estonia) (May 2005)
    • IEEE VTS 2007: VLSI Test Symposium, Berkeley, CA (USA) (May 2007)
  • Program Chair of several international conferences and workshops, including:
    • IEEE ETW 2000: European Test Workshop, Cascais (Portugal) (May 2000)
    • IEEE VTS 2003: VLSI Test Symposium, Napa, CA (USA) (April 2003) (vice program chair)
    • IEEE VTS 2004: VLSI Test Symposium, Napa, CA (USA) (April 2004) (vice program chair)
    • IEEE ETS 2004: European Test Symposium, Ajaccio (France) (May 2004)
    • IEEE VTS 2006: VLSI Test Symposium, Berkeley, CA (USA) (April 2006).
Professional societies involvements
  • He served the IEEE - Computer Society TTTC: Test Technology Technical Council in the term 1998-99 as elected vice-chair, and in the terms 2000-01 and 2002-03 as elected chair.
  • In 1993, 1999, 2000, and 2005, he received Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Computer Society
  • In 1996, honored as Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society “as one of the distinguished core of dedicated volunteers and staff whose leadership and service have made the IEEE Computer Society the world’s preeminent association of computing professionals”
  • From 1993 to 1997, appointed by C.N.R.S. (the French National Research Council), member of the Scientific Committee of LIRMM, (Laboratoire d’informatique, de robotique et de Microelectronique) in Montpellier (France)
  • In 1996, member of the Evaluation Committee of the GMD System Design Technology Institute in Bonn (Germany).
  • From 1998 to 2002, appointed by the Italian Ministry for Industries, member of the Board of Governors of the Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris in Turin (Italy)
  • For the term 2001-2003, elected chair of the Gruppo di Ingegneria Informatica (G.I.I.), which collects all the professors and researches teaching in Italian Computer Engineering Faculties
  • Since 1994, member of the Board of Governors, since 2001, member of the Executive Committee and from 2006 Vice-President of CINI: Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica (a consortium participated by the biggest Computer Engineering and Computer Science Italian Universities)
  • From 1991 to 1993 and since 2006, member of the Scientific & Technical Committee of CSI Piemonte, one of the largest Italian ICT operators in the public sector
  • In 2006, appointed by the Senate of the University of Cyprus to serve on the Selection Committee for two new faculty positions in the area of Computer Engineering for the newly developed Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus.
  • From 2007 to 2008, appointed by the Minister Prof. Luigi Nicolais, member of the “Commissione interministeriale permanente per l'impiego delle tecnologie ict per le categorie deboli e svantaggiate”.
  • Author and/or  co-author of several scientific publications, including:
    • 45+ published on journals and magazines
    • 160+ presented at international congresses
    • 2 scientific books
    • 7 teaching books.
  • In 1997, he received the CV Ramamoorthy best paper award at ICTAI'97: the 9th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Newport Beach, CA (USA).
  • Advisor of 110+ Master Thesis.
  • Advisor of 20+ Ph.D. Students.
Humanitarian Activities

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