Prof. Federico Ruggieri, is a senior physicist and Director of Research at INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Director of GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network and member of the Board of Directors of GÈANT the European Research and Education Network.
He spent most of his professional life working on On-Line and Off-line Computing Systems for High Energy Physics experiments at CERN and at Frascati, INFN National Laboratory.
He promoted the first GRID project approved and funded by the European Commission: EU-DataGRID and started the Tier1 of INFN-CNAF in Bologna where he was the Director from 1998 to 2004.
Since 1980 he played an important role in the development of the Communication Networks for Research and Education in Italy and GARR the Italian National Research and Academic Network.
From 2006 onward, he led 5 European projects co-funded by the European Commission’s VI & VII Framework Program.
He is also professor of Data Acquisition and Control of Experiments in the Department of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Roma TRE.
Federico Ruggieri has a list of more than 400 articles and publications in the domains of Physics, Data Acquisition and ICT.