Date of birth
Data Processing Manager
Manage the overall technical activities, coordination, planning, and operation of the Italian Data Processing Center (DPCT) for the ESA scientific mission Gaia.
The DPCT is one of six data processing center in the ESA Gaia DPAC (http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dpac/consortium).
Participation to ESA-Gaia Ground Segment Readiness Review.
Coordinate the daily and data reduction DPCT operations activities since the commissioning of the Gaia satellite (launched on 19th December 2013).
ALTEC System Engineer / Data Processing Engineer
Lead the ALTEC Data Processing and Data Management group composed of data engineers, data scientists and software engineers.
Manage the development and integration team to develop, integrate and test the ground infrastructure in the Gaia-DPCT project.
Coordinate ALTEC internal research projects such as the SMAP-ALTEC project dedicated to use data products coming from the SMAP (Soil Moisture Active and Passive NASA Mission) satellite.
Manage hardware procurement interfaces for hardware and software such as HP, Oracle and SGI and usage of super computer HPC.
Interface with the scientific communities.
Training path on the Big Data context in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino.
Presenter to BiDs 16 at Tenerife and attended to BiDs 14 at ESRNI.
ALTEC Computer Engineer
Design and implementation of the Italian “Data Processing Centre ” (DPCT) for the Gai astrometric mission, following the ECSS standard properly tailored.
Requirements elicitation and analysis
Definition of the “Development Plan”
Design of a distributed architecture
Design, implementation and administration of a distributed database
Definition of the validation and verification process of the whole data processing centre
DAUIN - Turin Polytechnic
Design and implementation of a services creation environment for telecommunication operators (European project SPICE).
Education and Training
From January 2012 to June 2012
Entrepreneurship Course – “Talenti per l’Impresa”
Turin Fondazione CRT
From 2005 to January 08
Master in Computer Engineering
Thesis: Services Creation Environment on Eclipse platform (SPICE project)
Turin Polytechnic, SoftEng (DAUIN)
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
From 2002 to 2005
Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Robotics
Thesis: Methodologies for designing web applications
Palermo University, Faculty of Engineering
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
Scientific high school degree
Istituto Statale G. Salerno, Gangi (PA)
Final grade: 100/100
Italian (mother tongue)
March-July 2010 Upper-Intermediate English course at “British Institute” of Turin.
January 2014 to May 2014 Upper-Intermediate English
(*)Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Main skills and competences
Organisational skills and competences
Ability to manage project activities acquired in my current work. I coordinate technical activities of about five people and I am the contact point with project client. I interface hardware and software vendors to define IT infrastructure applying procurement strategy aiming to maximize technology efficiency and reduce project costs.
Ability to organize day by day operations in the complex contest of a scientific mission where results from processing has to be provided before that new are available for a new processing.
I have teamwork skills because I have been working in heterogeneous team for competences and nationality and I have participated to European cultural exchanges.
Ability to coordinate a team with more than ten people also in presence of tied schedule and intense activities plan, maturated in the management of DPCT team in the Gaia satellite commissioning .
High problem solving capability proven in the complex ESA mission contest.
Computer skills and competences
Software Engineering (project phases, Process, techniques and methods)
Design and development of computer-based information systems
Software system integration
Service Oriented Architecture
Model Driven Architecture
Database design and development
Principles of computer system security
Computer architecture and networking
Storage Area Network – Storage Virtualization
Parallel and Distributed Computing
HPC and HTC
Object oriented programming
Office Products (Microsoft – Open Office)
Languages and Standards of programming and modelling
Software Design Tool : Enterprice Architect
IDE: Eclipse, Visual Studio.NET
Operative System: Windows, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Centos
RDBMS : Oracle, MySQL, Access
Objects languages: Java, C#, C++
Procedural languages: C, Assembler, IDL
Database languages: SQL, PL/SQL
Artificial Intelligence languages: Prolog, Lisp
Model Driven Architecture Standards : UML, EMF, MOF, QVT
Standard of distributed programming: Corba, RMI, Web Services, WSDL, JMS
Network protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, FASP(Aspera)
Web/Application Server: Apache, GlassFish, Tomcat
Oracle products: Oracle Enterprise Server 188.8.131.52, Oracle RAC, Oracle Clusterware, ASM
The Italian DPC: infrastructure and operations for the Italian contribution to the Gaia data processing and analysis consortium(Link). SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, September 24, 2012
An augmented campus design for context-aware service provision, Alessandro Genco , Giuseppe Reina , Paolo Raccuglia , Giuseppe Santoro , Laura Lovecchio , Salvatore Sorce , Rosario Messineo , Giorgia Di Stefano, An augmented campus design for context-aware service provision, Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM SIGUCCS conference on User services, p.92-97, November 06-09, 2005, Monterey, CA, USA
July -October 2009 : Oracle Database 11g Administration Workshop I and II
March - May 2009: Parallel and Distributed Computing - PHD Course
April - June 2011: Non-Linear Video Audio Editing
June 2011 : Principles of Astronomy
May 2013: Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I and II
Jan 2015: IDL and ENVI basic course
Sep 2015 : Executive Data Science (Coursera)
Hobbies: sports, travelling and learning.
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