Personal Information

  • Born in Catania, Italy, 22 January 1983
  • Italian Citizenship


  • MSc in Computer Science summa cum Laude
    Department of Mathematics and Computer science, University of Catania
    Advisors: Prof. Domenico Cantone, Dr. Simone Faro

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Researcher
    Center of Applied Optimization, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Advisor: Prof. Panos Pardalos
    February 2010 - July 2011
  • PhD Student in Computer Science
    Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
    Universita' di Catania
    Advisor: Prof. Domenico Cantone and Professor Panos Pardalos
    October 2008-October 2011 Expected Defense on January 2012


  • IEEE Best Student Paper Award, 2nd position Awarded by SofSem2010 organizing committee
  • Award candidate Premio Archimede
    Awarded by Struttura Didattica di Informatica
    Facolta' di Scienze MM.FF.NN., Universita' di Catania.

Scientific Events

  • 10th International Conference on Artificial Im- mune Systems (ICARIS 2011)
    18-21 July 2011, University of Cambridge, UK (Programme Committee)

Attended Conferences

  • Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges
    April 28-30, 2011 Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 3rd International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems (DIS-2011)
    February 16-18, 2011 Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • INFORMS 2010 Annual Meeting
    November 07-10, 2010. Austin, Texas, USA.
  • Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change
    February 26 - 28, 2010. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • Int. Conf. on Systems Analysis Tools for Better Health Care Delivery: A New Engineering Health Care Partnership
    March 24 - 26, 2010. Gainesville, Florida, USA.
  • 36th Int. Conf. on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science (SofSem 2010)
    January 23-29, 2010. Sˇpindler ̊uv Mly ́n, Czech Republic


  • Andrea Chinchilla
    The Non-unique Probe Selection Problem
    Winner of the University Scholar Award 2011-2012

    College of Engineering, University of Florida.