Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica
Universita' degli Studi di Firenze
I-50139 Firenze - Italy
phone: +39 (55) 4796260
fax: +39 (55) 4796363
Giovanni Soda studied Mathematics at the University of Florence (Italy), where he obtained his master’s degree in applied mathematics; he then worked as a researcher at the National Council of Research (CNR) where his activity included formal systems for language manipulation, and data structures. On 1983 he joined the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence where as associate professor he has taught Programming languages and Artificial Intelligence until 1999. Presently he is full professor of Theoretical computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
He has taken part to several national and international projects. His current interests include Knowledge Representation Systems, integration of Artificial Intelligence techniques with Databases, Neural Networks and Document Processing. He is author of about one hundred papers in international journals, contributed volumes, and conference proceedings on several aspects of computer science and artificial intelligence.
Professor Soda is a member of IEEE, ACM and and AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale). He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the AI*IA Notizie and as chairperson of the Degree and Master Courses in Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence.