He is an Assistant Professor at University of Salento, Lecce, Italy. He received a Ph.D. in 2003 in “Innovative Materials and Technologies” from the ISUFI at the University of Lecce, Italy.
His research interests include High Performance Computing, Distributed and Grid Computing. He is currently working on new energy-aware and communication avoiding algorithms mainly related to the numerical solution of PDE. The current application field is the Earth System Models with particular focus on NEMO ocean model. The research activity includes also benchmarking and evaluation of the new emerging computational technologies based on GP-GPU and hybrid architectures.
He published more than 50 papers in refereed books, journal and conference proceedings on parallel and grid computing. He is an affiliate researcher of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change – CMCC and member of IEEE Computer Society.