- Giovambattista (short: GB) Ianni works as an Associate Professor in computer science
at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
of University of Calabria since 2011.
He has been formerly Assistant professor at the same department since 2002.
He received an M.Sc. degree cum laude in computer science engineering in 1998 and a
Ph.D. degree in systems and computer science engineering in 2002.
- Currently, he teaches the courses of
"Computer Networks and Operating Systems"
and "Computer and Network Security"
within the curriculum in Computer Science at University of Calabria.
He is responsible of the design and implementation of some linguistic extensions of the DLV system,
one of the most prominent answer set programming systems.
From 2004 to 2006, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Vienna University of Technology,
within the Institute for Information Systems, which he still collaborates with.
He has been chair of the organizing committee of JELIA 2002 (and Editor of the proceedings volume) and LPNMR 2005.
He has been Chair of the Third and of the Fourth Answer Set Programming Competition,
and Track Chair and/or Member of many conference program committees
such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, KR, ISWC, ESWC, RuleML, ASWC, LPNMR, NMR, AGP, ESTC, and ICIW.
As a scientific author, he published many papers in journals and international conferences
such as Artificial Intelligence, ACM TOCL, IJCAI, AAAI and PODS.
It is worth noting that some of his scientific papers have been selected as best paper at their
venue conferences (ESWC 2006, ASP 2003, LPNMR 2011), and two of his Artificial Intelligence papers were
awarded with honors (Prominent Paper Award 2013 and Excellent Research Product (CIVR 2001-2003), respectively).
Ianni is currently interested in semantic web, knowledge representation, logic programming, artificial intelligence in videogames,
with particular focus on answer set programming.
He has been General Project Manager of the international EU-funded project INFOMIX
and has many past and current involvements in national and international projects.
He is chair of the University ICT Center Scientific Committee (since early 2017) and has been in the past (2014-2017) Rectoral Delegate to GARR Network services.