Massimo Cafaro, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Innovation Engineering
University of Salento, Italy

National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor, Computer Science (01/B1), awarded on January 29, 2014.

National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor, Computer Engineering (09/H1), awarded on December 3, 2013.

Research Interests

My research is focused around High Performance, Distributed and Grid/Cloud Computing. In particular, I am interested to the design and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms. Also of interest are security and cryptography, resource, data and information management in grid/cloud environments.


Private Interests

In my spare time, I practise Tien Shan Pai Kung-Fu. Even though I am not a pro dj, I started playing my gigs on vinyl when I was 13. Currently, I am a happy user of Traktor Pro and Traktor DJ, mainly mixing house, tech-house and minimal.

My Erdős Number

My Erdős number is 3:

I have coauthored with Barbara Masucci
Barbara Masucci coauthored with Douglas R. Stinson
Douglas R. Stinson coauthored with Paul Erdős
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