Francesco Pappalardo is currently Professor of Computer Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Pappalardo earned his M.S. and PhD. degrees from University of Catania, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. From 2001 to 2004 he did research in computer operating system security. In 2008 he was Visiting Researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA, while in 2006 he visited the Molecular Immunogenetics Labs, IMGT, Montpellier, France. His major research area is on modeling human and mouse immune system responses involved in several pathologies, including viral infections, tumors, and atherosclerosis. This effort leads to both a better understanding of the immune system and the application of these modeling approaches to vaccine research. Up to now, he published more than 100 reviewed research papers. He serves in the scientific community as Editorial Board member, Reviewer, and program committee member for major journals and conferences in the area of computer science and computational biology. Since 2007, Pappalardo serves as Expert Evaluator for the European Community in the evaluation of proposals towards objectives of the ICT for Health theme of the FP7 and Horizon 2020.
Biography Updated on 23 November 2016