Contract Professor in Legal Informatics at LUISS University, Rome (Italy) (2012- to date). Contract professor in Legal Informatics at the University of Bologna (2016- to date). Researcher at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy) (2011-2016). Contract Professor in Logic and Legal Informatics at the Leonardo da Vinci University, Pescara (Italy (2012- to date).
He was Post-Doctoral Fellow (Max Weber Programme) at the EUI (2010-2011), and Resident Fellow at the Stanford Center for Computers and the Law (CodeX), Stanford University, USA (2009); Contract Researcher at CIRSFID, University of Bologna (2006 – 2008). In 2006 he received his PhD in Legal Informatics and Computer law from University of Bologna, defending the thesis: “Rule-based systems in legal domain: models and systems for management and application of rules”. In 2001 he graduated in law at University of Bologna.
His research interests include:
- Law and automation in socio-technical systems, in particular liability issues in air traffic management and autonomous cars: in particular, he has been one of the principal investigators of the European project ALIAS (Addressing Liability Impact of Automated Systems, co-financed by EUROCONTROL acting on behalf of the SESAR Joint Undertaking) and he is currently participating in its follow-up, the ALIAS II project. Moreover, as member the European RPAS Complementary Measures Working Group, he has contributed to the drafting of Roadmap for Complementary Measures on RPAS, approved by the EC in 2013;
- Legal informatics, especially artificial intelligence & law, computable models of legal reasoning and knowledge;
- Legal theory, especially legal reasoning, legal logic, legal arguments, game-theory and the law, legislative drafting.
He published widely on these topics and worked in several national and European Projects. Speaker in national and international conferences.