Letizia Leonardi was born in Bologna (Italy) the 28th of June 1958 and resides in Bologna. She received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering, from the University of Bologna, in December 1982. In Febraury 1989, she received the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science (II cycle A.A. 1985/86, 86/87 e 87/88) from University of Bologna with a thesis titled: "The object paradigm: problems and solutions" (in italian). She was (from August 1990 until October 1992) a Research Assistant at DEIS (Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems), University of Bologna, with which maintains contacts. In addition, from November 1992 to October 2001, she was an Associate Professor of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Modena.
Currently, she is a Full Professor at the Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari" (Dipartimento di Ingegneria "Enzo Ferrari" - DIEF) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
She teaches basic and advanced computer science courses at the Faculty of Engineering: in particular, she teaches Operating Systems in the "Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica" and Operating System Principles in "Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica". Moreover, in July 2013 she has been re-elected as "Presidente del Consiglio Interclasse di Ingegneria Informatica" for the period 2013/2014-2015/2016. At the end of October 2016 she expires on his tenure as Presidents.
She was the supervisor of six PhD students (that achieved their title in February 2000, in April 2004, in February 2006, in February 2008, in February 2010 and in February 2012). Now is supervisor of a PhD student, starting at the first of November 2015.
Her main research activities are in prevalence in the following areas:
• Mobile agents: basic models and coordination protocols.
• Object-oriented models, languages and environments.
• Parallelism and distribution issues, specially applied to object systems.
• Design and implementation of parallel object environments on distributed, massively parallel and heterogeneous architectures.
Within these areas, she has published (until February 2016) about 140 papers in national and international journals (more than 40) and national and international conference proceedings, and she takes (and has taken) part to several Italian and International projects. In particular, she was the scientific responsible for the Modena research unit within the MOSAICO MUST-COFIN project (1998-99) and within the MUSIQUE MUST-COFIN project (2001-02).
Letizia Leonardi makes regularly technical reviews of books and papers for journals and conferences at both national and international levels: in particular, the International IEEE Computer Magazine, the IEEE Journal of Parallel and Distributed Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, and Computer Languages, Systems & Structures.
In addition, she has been invited by the Asian Institute of Technology di Bangkok (Thailand) to make the External Examiner for a PhD thesis (in May 2002) and the referee for the promotion of the Dr. Batanov as Full Professor (in March 2004).
Finally, she has been a consultant for national and international projects: in particular, in September 2002, she has reviewed a project for the Austrian Science Fund.
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Last update October 2016