Pier Luca Montessoro
Pier Luca Montessoro was born in Torino (Italy) in 1961.
He received the Dr. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, in 1986. Currently, he is full professor in Computer Science at University of Udine, Italy. Previously he has been with the Italian National Council for Scientific Research in Italy and scientific consultant for the Digital Equipment Corporation (later Compaq) in Mass. (USA) in the field of simulation for VLSI design.
His research interests, after several years spent on CAD systems for digital circuits design and, later, on multimedia systems for teleteaching and e-learning, are currently focused on computer networks, ICT security and pervasive computing, in particular distributed controls and algorithms for agents-based systems.
He has been chair and organizer of the WCC 2013 workshop "International Workshop on Cloud Convergence: challenges for future infrastructures and services", hosted in the IEEE ICC conference and chair of the 30th edition of the Didamatica conference, held in Udine. He received the Best Paper Award for the paper "A Distributed Algorithm for Efficient and Scalable Resource Booking Management" at the CTRQ 2010, Third International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service.
At University of Udine he has been director of the Computer Center, head of the Electrical, Management and Mechanical Engineering Department, rector's delegate for the computer networks and telematic systems, president of master course in Multimedia Sciences and Technologies and coordinator of the Electronic Engineering courses.
Related to the interest in multimedia systems, Pier Luca Montessoro developed several studies about audio-video piracy, in addition to software piracy, and has been consultant of magistrates in several proceedings. He is also member of SIAE ("Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori"), the italian authors and editors society, as composer and song writer.