Giorgio Ventre

Giorgio Ventre

Department of Information and Electrical
Engineering of the University of Napoli Federico II

Professor of Computer Networks

Giorgio Ventre is Full Professor of Computer Networks at the Department of Information and Electrical Engineering of the University of Napoli Federico II. He owns a Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Computer Engineering, both from the University of Napoli Federico II. From 1991 to 1993 he was Postdoctoral Fellow with the Tenet Group at the International Computer Science Institute e the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1993 he leads the research group on networks and multimedia communications (www.comics.unina.it). In 2000 he co-founded ITEM, the National Research Laboratory in Multimedia Communications of the Italian University Consortium on Informatics (CINI – www.consorzio-cini.it), that he directed from 2000 to 2004 and from 2013 to 2015. From 2003 to 2011 he was President and CEO of the Consorzio Campano di Ricerca per l’Informatica e l’Automazione Industriale (CRIAI), one of the few examples of public-private partnership in Southern Italy in industrial research. From his research he co-founded several start-ups: Tipic, Meetecho, NM2. In partnership with Finmeccanica (now Leonardo) and Esaote he contributed to create two research labs in the areas of Software for Mission Critical Applications (COSMIC) and of Advanced Medical Imaging (ESALAB). He is currently Chair of the Department of Information and Electrical Engineering of the University of Napoli Federico II (DIETI). With more than 130 academics, 7 undergraduate Corsi di Laurea (degree courses), 7 postgraduate Corsi di Laurea Magistrale (master degree courses), a PhD program and with almost 8.000 students, DIETI is one of the largest dept. in Italy in the area of Information and Electrical Engineering and it is ranked among the best in both teaching and research. Giorgio Ventre is also Scientific Director of the Developer Academy (www.developeracademy.unina.it), a partnership between Federico II and Apple to form the App developers and professionals of the future. He is also COO of Campania NewSteel, a start-up incubator born as a partnership between Federico II and Città della Scienza, the largest Science Museum and Innovation Center in Italy. Since 2014 he coordinates Programma il Futuro, an initivative between CINI and the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research to bring coding and computational thinking inside Italian schools. During the 2016 International Hour of Code, thank to Programma il Futuro Italy was the first nation in the world for number of events, with more than 1.400.000 students participating.