Fabrizio Gagliardi


Fabrizio GagliardiFabrizio Gagliardi, born in Pisa, Italy, on 14/08/1950, is Europe, Middle East and Africa Director for External Research at Microsoft Research Corporation.
He joined Microsoft in November 2005 after a long career at CERN, the world leader laboratory for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland.
There he held several technical and managerial positions since 1975: Director of the EU Grid project EGEE (2004-2005); Director of the EU Data-Grid project (2001-2004); head of mass storage services (1997-2000); Leader of the EU project GPMIMD2 (1993-1996).
Fabrizio Gagliardi has worked with four different Nobel Prize winners while at CERN.
He has a Doctor degree in Computer Science, granted by the University of Pisa in 1974.
Dr. Gagliardi is co-founder and member of the International Advisory Committee of the Open Grid Forum.
Dr. Gagliardi has been consulting on computing and computing policy matters with the Commission of the European Union, several government and international bodies (among them NSF, DoE in the US, CNRS and other research bodies in France, EPSRC in the UK, CNR and INFN in Italy, OECD, UN agencies)
Dr. Gagliardi is author and co-author of several publications and articles on real-time and distributed computing.

Research Interests: 

Parallel processing, Grid Computing, Scientific Computing