Giuseppe Lancia

Professore ordinario
Stanza: SE6
Telefono: +39 0432 558454

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Breve curriculum

Giuseppe Lancia is an associate professor of Operations Research at the University of Udine (2002-current). Previously, he has been an assistant professor of Operations Research at the University of Padova (1997-2002). He holds a Laurea in Scienze dell'Informazione from the University of Udine (1990), and a M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1997) in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Among grants and recognitions received there are the William Larimer Mellon Fellowship grant (1991), MURST's Borsa di Studio per Attivita' di Perfezionamento all'Estero (1990), the A.C.O. Grant for Proficient Students (1994).
Dr. Lancia's research interests include Combinatorial Optimization, Discrete Mathematics, Approximation Algorithms and Complexity, with a particular emphasis on their applications to optimization problems arising from Molecular Biology (a field also known as Computational Biology).
Editorial and organization work includes: chair of the 1st International School in Computational Biology (CISM, Udine, 1997); PC member of the IEEE conference on 3-Dimensional Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DPVT02, Padova, 2002); PC member of the ACM Workshop on Algorithms in Bio-Informatics (WABI02, Roma, 2002; WABI06, Ibiza, 2006); PC member of the ACM International Conference on Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB03, Berlin; RECOMB04, San Diego; RECOMB05, Boston; RECOMB06, Venice); associate editor, INFORMS Journal on Computing, special issue on Bioinformatics, 2003-04.Giuseppe Lancia has given more than 50 presentations, among invited talks, international conferences, and seminars, including plenary lectures at the conference of the Croatian Association of Operations Research (KOI 02) and at Giornata INdAM (Milano 2006). He has been invited to write a chapter on Optimization Models in Computational Biology in a volume on Optimization and Management Science (Kluwer ed.), and an entry in the upcoming Encyclopedia of Algorithms (Springer). Giuseppe Lancia has enjoyed several extended periods as visiting scientist in some of the finest laboratories and research centers wolrd-wide, among which:
  • I.N.R.I.A. and University of Rennes, Rennes, France, (Feb'06-Mar'06) with R. Andonov
  • The Molecular Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA (Jan'04-Mar'04, with A. Friedman);
  • University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (Aug'03 - Sep'03, with P. Moscato, M. Fellows);
  • Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD, USA (Dec'00- Jun'01, with G. Myers, V. Bafna, S. Istrail, S. Hannenhalli, R. Schwartz) where the first complete draft of the human genome was obtained in 2001;
  • Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, USA (Nov'99- Nov'00, with R. Carr, S. Istrail, W. Hart, C. Phyllips);
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Jun'98- Aug'98, with R. Ravi, E. Balas)

Aree di ricerca della matematica

  • Ricerca operativa

Aree di ricerca dell'informatica

  • Biologia computazionale
  • Logiche, algoritmi e automi