Simona Perri works as Associate Professor in Computer Science (Italian scientific sector code: INF/01) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of University of Calabria since 2016. She has been formerly Assistant professor at the same department since 2005. She received her MSc in Mathematics (2000) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Mathematics (2005) from the University of Calabria, Italy. She is a member of the team that designed and maintains DLV, one of the most prominent answer set programming systems. She has participated in international research projects and is cofounder of DLVSystem Ltd, a spin-off company of the University of Calabria.