Francesco Scarcello is a professor of computer science (SSD ING-INF/05) at the University of Calabria, Italy. His research interests are computational complexity, graph and hypergraph theory, constraint satisfaction, logic programming, knowledge representation, non-monotonic reasoning, and database theory.
He is an Associate Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal, Elsevier.
He has extensively published in all these areas in leading conferences and journals.
He is co-recipient of the 2008 IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize, awarded to an outstanding paper published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research in the preceding five calendar years. He is co-recipient of the 2009 ACM PODS Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award, awarded every year to a paper published in the proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS) ten years prior that had the most impact in terms of research, methodology, or transfer to practice over the intervening decade.