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Board of Directors



Fausto Giunchiglia

President, Chairman of the Board

Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia is full professor at the University of Trento. He was head of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Vice-Rector of the University of Trento and also head of the Automated Reasoning Systems division in ITC-IRST. He obtained his PhD in computer engineering from the University of Genoa in 1987. Prof. Fausto Giunchiglia held various research positions at the University of Genoa, Stanford University, ITC-IRST and the University of Edinburgh. His recent areas of interest are the use of semantics for managing knowledge diversity in the large and social computations, namely how to study and exploit the impact of technology, and computer science in particular, on organizations, people and society, towards the construction of a better society.






Paolo TraversoCEO, Member of the Board

Paolo Traverso is the Director of the Center for Information Technology – IRST at FBK since 2007. The Center counts about 200 people working on software and services, embedded systems, human language technologies, content and semantics, perception and interaction. He is the CEO of Trento RISE (the Trento Research, Innovation, and Education System), the association between FBK and the University of Trento, which is part of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT). He joined IRST in 1989, after working for four years in the advanced technology group of companies for management information consulting in Chicago, London, and Milan. In 1989-1990, he was visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh, in the Department of Artificial Intelligence. In the period 1990-1995, he was the project leader of industrial projects for the development of safety critical systems, data and knowledge management, and service oriented applications. In 1995-2000, he led the IRST lab working on software verification & validation, and was the Head of the Automated Reasoning Systems Division in the period 2000-2007. He contributed to research in automated planning, knowledge management, and service oriented applications. His recent area of interest is “ICT for Quality of Life”, and in particular the development of new-generation services and delivery platforms for improving individual and societal quality of life.






Martin GolumbicMember of the Board

Prof. Martin Golumbic is professor of Computer Science and Director of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science at the University of Haifa. Previously he was a research staff member and research fellow at the IBM Israel Scientific Center and Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the series “Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence” and is or has been a member of the editorial boards of several journals including “Discrete Applied Mathematics”, “Constraints” and “AI Communications”. Prof. Golumbic received his PhD in mathematics from Columbia University in 1975. Before moving to Israel in 1982, he served as assistant professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, visiting scientist at Université de Paris and the Weizmann Institute of Science, and worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories.






Tochterman KlausMember of the Board

Prof. Klaus Tochermann is director of the German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics since 2010 and University Professor for Computer Media at the University of Kiel. He has been director at Know-Center Graz (Austria) and professor for Computer Science at Graz University of Technology. Prof. Klaus Tochermann has obtained his doctorale degree in computer science at the University of Dortmund in 1995.  Klaus Tochtermann has more than 215 publications. His research interests are related to the Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer, Web 2.0, Semantic Technologies and Future Internet.