Andrea Passarella (Ph.D 2005) is a Research Director at the Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), where he leads the Ubiquitous Internet Research Unit. Prior to join IIT he was with the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published 200+ papers on Online and Mobile social networks, decentralised AI, Next Generation Internet, opportunistic, ad hoc and sensor networks, receiving the best paper award at IFIP Networking 2011 and IEEE WoWMoM 2013.
He served as General Chair for IEEE PerCom 2022. He is the founding Associate Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Online Social Networks. He is co-author of the book “Online Social Networks: Human Cognitive Constraints in Facebook and Twitter Personal Graphs” (Elsevier, 2015), and was Guest Co-Editor of several special sections in ACM and Elsevier Journals. He is the PI of the EU CHIST-ERA SAI (Social Explainable AI) project.