He's Full Professor with Tenure at DISI, the IT – Science and Engineering Department of the University of Bologna. He received his degree in electronic engineering and his PhD from the University of Bologna. Since 2010 he's been the President of the Electronic Engineering, IT and Telecommunications course and also for the master's degree in engineering and IT Sciences course at the Cesena premises. He was in charge of the AI Interest Group AI*IA (Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence) "Agents and Multi-Agent Systems", and he's currently the ACM representative (Association for Computing Machinery) at IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in the Technical Committee 12 "Artificial Intelligence". He's taken part in several national and international projects.
The course aims to introduce students to the most relevant issues (foundational and more advanced) of digital technologies, discussing the most important present and future consequences on the lives of individuals and on the structure and functioning of organizations and processes. The main topics covered are: fundamentals of computational systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, conversational systems, computational logic, networks and security.