After a degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan, FC has spent a brief period at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the Department of Molecular Biology of Princeton University. Then, after a year at ST Microelectronics in Italy, FC started his scientific career doing a doctorate in Scientific Computing at the University of Cologne in Germany. After that, and before initiating his current appointment at the National Research Council of Italy, he was respectively: i) a one-year post-doc at the Department of Computer Science of the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, ii) a four-months visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School in Boston and iii) a one-year post-doc at the Institute for Medical Bio-Mathematics in Tel Aviv. His research interests range from the study of complex systems in general to the modeling of biological systems with particular interest in the immune system and related pathologies. FC published about 70 reviewed research papers among journals, books and conferences proceedings He has been involved as principal investigator in two EU-funded projects of the ICT for Health of the FP6 and 7. FC has served as Program Committee member of a number of international conferences in the field of Computer Science and System Biology. He is Editorial Board Member of PLoS One, Immunome Research, The Open Bioinformatics Journal. He was Section Editor of the chapter “Agent based modeling and simulation” of Springer's Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science. He has served as referee for a number of Oxford Journals, IEEE, Springer-Verlag and Elsevier journals and for conferences of the IEEE society. Since 2007, FC has been employed as expert evaluator by the European Community in the evaluation of proposals and monitoring or projects of the objectives of ICT for Health theme of the FP7.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012