PIERO SCARUFFI

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Web site: http://www.scaruffi.com

SYNOPSIS

CAREER HISTORY

2008-Present: Free-lance Lecturer, Moderator and Curator

  • Organizing, chairing and curating interdisciplinary events with world-class artists, scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, etc for Stanford University, University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley among others (in particular: www.lasertalks.com )
  • 1999-Present: Lecturer

    1997-Present: New Media Editor

    2002-2005: Leonardo, Board Member

    1989-Present: Author

    2003-Present: Software Consultant

    2004-Present: Founder, Omniware, Redwood City

    1999-2003: Senior architect, IntelliCorp, Mountain View

    1995-1996: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

    1991-1995: Manager, Olivetti Scientific Center, Cupertino

    1985-1990: Manager, Olivetti Artificial Intelligence Center, Cupertino

    1982-1984: Senior Software Engineer, Olivetti (user interfaces, operating systems, e-mail system)

    1977-1982: Software Consultant, SofTec, Italy (consulting jobs in several European countries, ranging from databases to communications)

    EDUCATION

    1974: Computer Science diploma with honors from the Peano Institute of Turin, Italy. G.P.A. 60 of 60.

    1980: Graduated in Mathematics "summa cum laude" from University of Turin, Italy. G.P.A. 110 of 110. Major in General Theory of Relativity. Thesis on a model for quark dynamics.

    1984: Visiting scholar, Harvard University. Research on Artificial Intelligence.

    1995: Visiting scholar, Stanford University. Research on Theories of Mind.

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES

    Italian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (working), French (school-level), German (school-level).

    PUBLICATIONS and TEACHING ACTIVITIES

    Author of 18 books

    Published more than one hundred articles in newspapers and computer magazines.

    Lectures and invited talks since 1980 in several European, South American and U.S. institutions.

    Co-tutored theses of graduate students in a number of Italian universities.

    Held many industrial seminars at major corporations.

    List of publications, talks and research projects available upon request.