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Francesco Ubertini

Former rector of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, president of Cineca, president of IFAB (International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development)

Francesco Ubertini, a full professor of Structural mechanics since 2007, was rector of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna from 2015 to 2021 and currently serves as president of Cineca and president of the International Big Data Intelligence for Human Development Foundation IFAB.



The Bologna Technopole and the Supercomputing Ecosystem: Significance and Opportunities for Italy and Europe


The Technopole of Bologna hosts some of Europe's most powerful computing resources and advanced expertise in research and innovation. Its establishment was the outcome of a long-term strategy involving collaboration among research centers, universities, private entities, and local, national, and European institutions. This ecosystem marks a promising new era for Italy, which is a candidate to be a reference hub in Europe for applications in big data, artificial intelligence and supercomputing.

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