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I am professor of Database Systems at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano. I was visiting professor at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University (1983-1990). I was the chairman of the Computer Science Section of DEI (1992-2004), and the chairman of LaureaOnLIne, a fully online curriculum in Computer Engineering (2004-2008).
 
I was the director of Alta Scuola Politecnica, the school of excellence for top-level master students selected from Engineering, Architecture, and Design Faculties of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino (October 2010 - September 2013). 
 
I was associate editor of ACM-Transactions on Database Systems and IEEE-Transactions on Software Engineering, and I am currently an associated editor of several international journals. I am co-editor in chief (with Mike Carey) of the book series "Data Centric Systems and Applications"(Springer-Verlag). 
 
I am a member of the Executive Committee of ALFC - Associazione Lombarda Fibrosi Cistica (April 2013 - April 2016).
 
I am the recipient of the ACM-SIGMOD "Edward T. Codd Innovation Award" (New York, June 26, 2013). I am an ACM Fellow and a member of Academia Europaea. 
 
I am married with Teresa and have two children, Paolo and Gaby. I run marathons (12 consecutive editions in Milano, and then New York, San Francisco, Luxor, Barcellona, Nice, Venice, Rome, Florence) and love classic and jazz music. I am affiliated with the club "Abbadiani Itineranti" (travellers to wherever Claudio Abbado conducted concerts). I was "Sportsman of the year" of the Politecnico di Milano in 2009 (but I am not sure that I really deserved it...).