Web site: http://www.scaruffi.com
- Author of 17 books
- Nine books on music
- Two books of poetry
- One book on history
- Two books on Cognitive Science
- Three books on Artificial Intelligence
- Lectured at academic and industrial institutions in three continents (including U.C. Berkeley)
- Extensive academic exposure (visiting scholarships at Harvard and Stanford Universities, joint research with MIT, Yale, CalTech)
- 20-year research career in the computer industry, pioneering Artificial Intelligence and Internet applications since the 1980s
- 20+ year career as music, movie and book critic for both U.S.A. and European magazines and dailies
Lecturing at U.C. Berkeley Extensions, the California Institute for Integral Studies and other institutions/organizations on Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind, History of Knowledge, etc.
1997-Present: New Media Editor
Editor of own website dealing with music, cinema, literature, art, politics, history, science.
Published books on Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, History, Music and contributed articles to several popular science magazines and daily newspapers.
1996-Present: Independent Consultant
Consulting in three continents on Artificial Intelligence, Internet applications, Object-oriented software technology.
1977-Present: Free-lance journalist
- 1997-Present: Editor of own website (a New York Times interview of october 2006 was titled "The Greatest Website of All Time")
- 1983-Present: Contributed essays, reviews and interviews to several U.S. music magazines (Option, Sound Choice, CD Review and i/e magazine)
- 1983-1996: U.S. correspondent for leading Italian music magazines (Rockerilla, Blow Up and New Sounds)
1995-1996: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Research on Cognitive Science.
1990-1994: Manager, Olivetti Scientific Center
Established the Olivetti Scientific Center, with operations in California and Southern Italy. Research projects included several pilot multimedia applications, object-oriented environments, research on knowledge-based systems and neural networks. Staff of 62 engineers.
1985-1990: Manager, Olivetti Artificial Intelligence Center
Established the Olivetti Artificial Intelligence Center, with operations in Italy and California. Manager of both sites, reporting directly to the vice-president of R&D. Helped shape the center as the company's technological bridge to the international research community (started cooperative research programmes between Olivetti and universities worldwide). Helped Mktg & Sales in promoting and marketing A.I. products. Helped Product Planning and Customer Support departments set up their operations. Dealt directly with Olivetti's large accounts to develop pilot applications.
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.
1995-96: Visiting scholar, Stanford University. Research on Theories of Mind.
PUBLICATIONS and TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Author of several books on Artificial Intelligence, several books on Music, two books of Poetry and one book of History
Published hundreds of 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 industrial seminars at major corporations.
List of publications, talks and research projects available upon request.
Letters of recommendation available from both the U.S.A. and Europe