The Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science,
Diego Calvanese is a full professor at the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He received a PhD from Sapienza University of Rome in 1996. His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology based data acces and integration, description logics, Semantic Web, graph data management, data-aware process verification, and service modeling and synthesis. He is the author of more than 300 refereed publications in the above areas, including ones in the most prestigious international journals and conferences in Databases and Artificial Intelligence, with more than 23000 citations and an h-index of 64, according to Google Scholar. He is one of the editors of the Description Logic Handbook. He has served in over 100 program committee roles for international events, and is an associate editor of JAIR. In 2012-2013 he has been a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the "Wolfgang Pauli Institute". He has been the program chair of the 34th ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS 2015), and he is the general chair of the 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2016). He has been nominated Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI, formerly ECCAI) in 2015.