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Associate Professor in Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Calabria, Italy.

I was born in Cosenza (Italy) on January 23, 1973, where, after classical studies, I obtained the Master Degree summa cum laude in Mathematics in 1999 with a thesis about the simulation of complex systems with Cellular Automata. After graduation, I became member of the Empedocles Research Group of the University of Calabria (UNICAL - Italy). In 2002, I was Research Fellow at the CNR-IRPI of Rende (Italy), and became member of the High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) at UNICAL. In 2004, I received the Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence with a thesis about Genetic Algorithms and their applications as general-purpose optimization models. In the same year I become research fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at UNICAL. Since November 1, 2006, I'm Assistant Professor, and since February 5, 2020, Associate Professor in Computer Science at the same Department.


My research mainly regard Parallel Computing, Complex Systems Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, and Evolutionary Computation.

If you are interested in a thesis under my supervision, feel free to contact me and check the next Section for a selection of possible topics.


Online resources
My Ph.D Thesis
  • D. D'Ambrosio, 2004. Automi Cellulari nella modellizzazione di fenomeni complessi macroscopici e loro ottimizzazione con Algoritmi Genetici. Applicazioni in ambiente di calcolo parallelo alla simulazione di colate di detrito. Ph.D thesis, University of Calabria, Italy. (download pdf)

Ph.D and Thesis opportunities

I would be happy to supervise Ph.D students and Bachelor/Master Degree Thesis on the following topics:

  • Parallel Domain Specific Languages
  • GPGPU Programming with CUDA and emerging models like SYCL
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Cellular Automata modeling of natural and artificial systems
  • Applications to Environmental Engineering

I am also open to alternative research topics.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me.


GPGPU Programming

Mater Degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Current Academic Year

Informatica per Chimici

Laurea in Chimica
Current Academic Year

Introduzione all'Informatica

Laurea in Biologia
Current Academic Year

Other Courses

Computer Graphics and GPGPU Programming, Computer Graphics, Informatica Grafica, Informatica per Chimici, Informatica (per Fisica e Scienze dei Materiali), and more

Previous Academic Years