Biography of Nicola Leone

NICOLA LEONE received the degree in Mathematics from the University of Calabria in Italy.

In June 1986, he joined CRAI (an industrial consortium for computer science research and application at Rende, Italy), where he worked until December 1991.

From January 1992 to September 1995, he was with the ISI institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

From October 1995 to September 2000, he was professor of Database Systems at the Information Systems Department of the Vienna University of Technology.

Since October 2000, he is a full professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calabria.

He is the Head of the Department of Mathematics of University of Calabria, the Director of the Doctorate School in Systems Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics and Operation Research of University of Calabria, and Coordinator of the PHD Programme in Mathematics and Informatics of University of Calabria.

He leads the team of the DLV System, the state-of-the-art implementation of Disjunctive Logic Programming - and he is a co-founder of three spin-off companies of University of Calabria: Exeura, DLVSystem, and Artemat.

He has participated in several international projects, mainly on the development of advanced data and knowledge bases, including the ESPRIT projects KIWIS and EDS. He is currently involved in the EU projects ICONS and OpenHeritage, and he is the project leader of EU project INFOMIX.

He is the leader of the team that has built the knowledge base system DLV, the state-of-the-art implementation of disjunctive logic programming, widely used around the world.

His main research interests are in the areas of knowledge representation, database theory, nonmonotonic reasoning, algorithms, and computational complexity, and deductive databases.

He is author of more than 200 papers published in conference proceedings, books, and outstanding scientific journals, including Journal of the ACM, Information and Computation, JCSS, AI Journal, ACM Transactions, IEEE Transactions, APAL, TCS, JLP and TPLP

He served on the program committees of several international conferences, has also been the program chair of LPNMR'99, JELIA'02, APPIA-GULP-PRODE'03, LPNMR'05, and CILC'10, and was Guest Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal.

He is the President of the Steering Committee of LPNMR.