CURRICULUM VITAE Personal Data Name: Mazza Riccardo Birth date and place: October 5th, 1969, Randazzo (CT) - Italy Citizenship: Italian Home Address: (Switzerland): Via Gerso, 2B 6900 Lugano – TI Tel.: ++41 - 91 - 9235562 Visa type: B (annual) Home Address: (Italy): Via Fermi, 2 20090 Cesano Boscone (MI) Mobile. ++39 - (0)347 - 4191809 URL: http://riccardo.mazza.com E-Mail: [email protected] Marital Status: Married with Beatrice Biondo since sept.1997 Education Since oct. 99 Ph.D. student at Università della Svizzera Italiana, faculty of communication sciences, Lugano (Switzerland); subject of the research: “Adaptive and Intelligent Technologies for Web-based education”. Supervisor of the research work: Prof. Marco Colombetti. 1995-1996 Master degree in Information Technology achieved at CEFRIEL Consortium of Politecnico of Milan in the Advanced Information System Application Area (AISA). Courses attended: Database Systems, Software Engineering, Multimedia Information Systems. Final mark: 100/100. Research works during the Master Course: - Development of a multimedia database to be used in a medical tele-consultation system. - Project and development of a multimodal user interface enabling to recognise static hand gesture grabbed from a common camera. 1988-1997 University Degree in Computer Science achieved at the University of Pisa. Thesis title: A system enabling hand gesture recognition. Final mark: 103/110. 1988 High School degree achieved at Liceo Scientifico “Leonardo” in Giarre (CT). Technical Skills Operating systems: Dos, Unix (SunOS, Solaris, Linux), Windows 95/98/NT Programming languages: C, Pascal, Perl 5, PHP, Java 1.2, SQL DBMS: MySQL, Hughes Tecnology MiniSQL, ORACLE v.8, Oracle Designer, Oracle Developer, Oracle WebDB, pro*C, SQL*Net SUN Environment: RPC, XIL graphics libraries. Foreign Languages English: - Reading & Writing ability: good - Conversation: good Job Experiences February 1997 - July 1997 Part time jobs as freelance Internet/Intranet consultant, developing CGI (Common Gateway Interface) applications for the Web. January 1997 – July 1999 Researcher at Centro CEFRIEL of Milano in the AISA research area, with activities in the following fields: developing applications for the Web and PUSH Technologies. Since November 1997 Università della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano (Svizzera), researcher and technical developer. Since September 1999 Università della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, faculty of Communication Sciences, teaching assistant for the course "Complementi di Informatica". Head of the course prof. Marco Tommasini. Since September 1999 Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) – Manno (Switzerland), department of informatics and electronics, scientific collaborator and teacher of the course "Esercitazioni di Informatica". Some of jobs done: as freelance consultant: RINA (Registro Navale Italiano): realization of a corporate Web site with some peculiarity of security, integration with databases and multilevel user profiling (www.rina.it) RAI (Registro Aeronautico Italiano): assistant consultant for projecting and layout’s designing of the Web site (www.rai-enac.it). at Centro CEFRIEL of Milano: Project “ORCHESTRA” funded by Telecom Italia, technical consultant for implementing functionalities of Computer & Telephone Integration. Tutor for a student at the master course in information tehnology. at Università della Svizzera italiana: Technical responsible for the Swisscast project, founded by the Swiss National Research Found (http://www.swisscast.net). Head of the project: prof. Murizio Decina. Projecting and implementing of the database and Web site gateway of the catalogue of the research institutes and high education institutes of Tessin. (http://www.ti-edu.ch/usu/catalogo/catalogo.htm) at Scuola Universitaria della Svizzera italiana: Project coordinator for implementing the database of post-graduate courses of SUPSI. Collaborator for the project “MACS: continuous education modules”, funded by the Swiss University Conference for the national programme “Swiss Virtual Campus” Technical Reports Riccardo Mazza: Integrazione di una base dati per l’archiviazione e il reperimento di dati in MIMA, Rapporto intermedio Master Cefriel, Febbraio 1996 Riccardo Mazza: Un sistema per il riconoscimento di comandi gestuali realizzato mediante tecniche di visione, Tesi di Master, Centro Cefriel, Luglio 1996 Riccardo Mazza: Un sistema per il riconoscimento di comandi Gestuali, Tesi di Laurea, Università degli studi di Pisa, Febbraio 1997 Cantoni L. Dal Degan N. Lepori B. Mazza R. Scaroni F.: Push on the Net: between Market & Technology, Progetto SwissCast, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Giugno 1998 L. Cantoni, P. Jannuzzi, B. Lepori, R. Mazza, Delivering Relevant Information to Interested Users, philosopy, system architecture & technical realisation of the SwissCast push service, Rapporto scientifico, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Maggio 1999. B. Lepori, L. Cantoni, P. Jannuzzi, R. Mazza, S. Tardini, L’applicazione Swisscast nel campo della ricerca scientifica, Rapporto scientifico, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Aprile 2000 Pubblications Maurizio Decina, Lorenzo Cantoni, Benedetto Lepori, Riccardo Mazza, Paolo Jannuzzi. The SwissCast information push service, a multidisciplinary research, a multifaceted experience. ACM SIGIR'99 Workshop on Customised Information Delivery, August 19, 1999 - Berkeley, California Riccardo Mazza, Object Oriented Perl. Published on web site "Programmazione.it", August 2000. Federico Flueckiger, Riccardo Mazza, Open Distance Learning at Southern Switzerland Universities EUNIS 2001 - European University Information Systems Conference, Berlin March 2001. Benedetto Lepori, Lorenzo Cantoni, Riccardo Mazza, The history and practice of push communication: some critical reflections, to be published in Studies in Communication Sciences, june 2001. Awards May 1998, 1st Silicon-Cray Award supported by Silicon Graphics Italia & Cray Research, special mention for the work with title: "Un sistema per il riconoscimento di comandi gestuali". Working groups in non-profit organizations Since September 1998 founding member of the group XML Italia. In 1997 member of the Italian association “Lavoro & tecnologia”, with activities in Telework promotion in Italy. Ambitions Most interesting subjects are distributed systems, database, computer networking, Internet/Intranet application, adaptive systems for the web and distance learning.