$ cat marco.cv | 2>&1 | grep -v "I work w/ computers" | tee out.log


  • A Hadoop and all around guy.
  • A DB-centric Web/Mobile developer (Powerbuilder, Appeon, Java MVC, Android).
  • A Grid/Cloud computing enthusiast with proficiency in WLCG tools and publications in conferences endorsed by IEEE and ACM.


  • 2015-2018: Ph.D in Computer Science, Dept. of Computer Science and INFN/CMS, Pisa, Italy
    • Thesis: Mining Predictive Models for Big Data Placement
    • R&D: Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning on dataset popularity at CERN
  • 2008-2012: Grid Computing Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Thesis: Interactive Analysis on the ALICE Grid with PROOF
    • R&D: Interactive Grid Computing, awk2SQL, Distributed Algorithms, O.S. and DBMS
  • 2006: Qualification of Computing Engineer, Engineering Dept., University of Florence, Italy
  • 1997-2005: MSc in Computer Science, 110/110 with honors, Math Dept., University of Florence, Italy
    • Thesis: Monitoring of a distributed computing system: the Grid AliEn@CERN
    • Study domain: Programming languages and distributed systems


  • Grid/Cloud computing: AliEn, ROOT, XRootD, PROOF, MonALISA, IPAS
  • Big Data: Hadoop, HDFS, Pig, Spark, Scala, Hive, Impala, MapReduce
  • Mobile programming: Android Studio, Appeon Mobile, Cordova
  • Desktop/Web programming: PowerBuilder, Appeon, Java MVC, JS, Php, Perl, C++
  • DBMS: Oracle, MySQL, Informix, DB2, SAP ASA/ASE, MSSQL, SQLite
  • Application Server: MS IIS, JBOSS, EAS, Apache, WebSphere, WebLogic
  • O.S.: Windows, Linux, MacOSX, iOS, Android, SCO, Unixware, AS400, VM/VSE
  • Other tools: Yacc, Lex


  • 2018    Dataset Popularity Prediction for Caching of CMS Big Data, Journal of Grid Computing
  • 2017    Popularity-based caching of CMS datasets, PARCO, Bologna, Italy
  • 2017    Exploiting Apache Spark platform for CMS computing analytics, ACAT, Seattle, USA
  • 2016    XrootD popularity on Hadoop clusters, CHEP, San Francisco, USA
  • 2011    iGrid: Interactive Grid, IEEE ESCIENCE, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011    Beyond batch computing on the WLCG Grid, IEEE/ACM GRID, Lyon, France
  • 2011    Interactivity on the Grid: Limitations and Opportunities, ACM HPDC, San Jose, USA
  • 2010    Exploiting the ALICE HLT for PROOF by scheduling of virtual machines, CHEP, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009    A Worldwide Parallel ROOT Facility, Supercomputing, Portland, USA
  • 2009    Interactive Parallel Analysis on the ALICE Grid with the PROOF framework, ICCS, Baton Rouge, USA
  • 2009    Current Status of the CERN Analysis Facility, CHEP, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2008    Using IHE profiles for an healthcare DataGRID based on AliEn, EMMIT, Tripoli, Libya
  • 2004    AliEn Web Portal, CHEP, Interlaken, Switzerland


  • 2010    Appeon. Simplified Cloud App developnet
  • 2009    AliEn. Job Agent plug-in for PROOF workers on Grid nodes
  • 2008    ROOT/PROOF. CPU fairshare and PROOF on the Grid
  • 2007    grid.math.unifi.it. LHC Grid site at the Mathematics Dept. of Florence
  • 2004    MonALISA. ALICE Grid monitoring

Here below a handful of major organizations I have worked for or collaborated with.



  • 2010 – now: Appeon Expert at ILO (CH), EACEA (B), Novalys (F), Capgemini (F), GWS (D), Issos (I), SPI (I)
  • 2016 – now: Technology Manager, ISPO, Florence, Italy
  • 2014 – 2015: Mobile Apps Engineer, ESTAR, Florence, Italy
  • 2012 – 2013: Senior Web Engineer, Ministry of Tax and Customs, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • 2007 – 2009: Software Engineer, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2005 – 2007: Software Engineer, ICT Department of the General Hospital, Prato, Italy
  • 2004 – 2005: Software Developer, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1996 – 2003: Computer programmer, ICT Department of the General Hospital, Prato, Italy
  • 1993 – 1996: Several positions in IT, Italy