The work of Tommaso Mazza is fully supported by the “RicercaCorrente 2012” funding granted by the Italian Ministry of Health and by the “5x1000” voluntary contributions.
About the Authors
Tommaso Mazza studied computer science engineering at the University of Calabria and received the PhD degree in computer science and biomedical engineering from the “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro in November 2007. He was a visiting scientist at COSBI in March 2006 and at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the summer of 2006. In 2007, he joined the Bioinformatics Italian Society (B.IT.S.). He joined COSBI in January 2008 where he dealt with parallel stochastic simulation of biological systems, biological data storing and handling, and design of high performance software solutions for systems biology. From October 2010 until July 2011, he worked in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics at CIBIO, where he was involved in the job of structuring AURA: the Atlas of UTR Regulatory Activity. Since July 2011, he has held the position of vice-chair for Europe of the IEEE Technical Committee for Simulation (TC-SIM) and of researcher at Casa Sollievodella Sofferenza (FG) and CSS-Mendel (Rome), Italy, where he leads the Bioinformatics unit.