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I have participated to many EU-Funded Projects at Politecnico di Milano: since Esprit 1 (back in 1983), I had one or more ongoing active projects. I coordinated for PoliMi the projects W3I3: "Web-Based Intelligent Information Infrastructures" (1998-2000), WebSI: "Data Centric Web Services Integrator" (2002-2004), Cooper: "Cooperative Open Environment for Project Centered Learning(2005-2007), ProLearn "Network of Excellence in Professional Learning" (2005-2008), LarKC "Large Knowledge Collider" (2008-2011). I was also the national coordinator of two PRIN projects: NGS (Next Generation Search, 2007-2009) and Ease (Entity-Aware Search Engines, 2010-2012).
In July 2008 I have been awarded an Advanced Grant on "Search Computing (SeCo)", funded by the European Research Council (ERC); the project was focused upon the rank-aware integration of search engines in order to support multi-domain queries. The grant gave 2.5ME funding over a period of five years (November 2008-October 2013).
In February 2013 I became national coordinator of the Prin Project GenData 2020 - focused on building query and data analysis systems for genomic data as produced by fast DNA sequencing technology. 
In September 2016 I have been awarded my second Advanced Grant on "Data-Driven Genomic Computing (GeCo)", funded by the European Research Council (ERC); the project is focused on developing systems for querying and integrating genomic datasets, thereby supporting biological and clinical research. The grant is giving me 2.5ME funding over a period of five years (September 2016-August 2021).