Paolo Terenziani was born in Turin (Italy) on July 4th, 1963. In 1987, he got the Degree in Computer Science from the University of Turin (110/110 cum laude). In 1993 he got the PhD in Computer Science from the same University. In November 1992 he became Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Turin. In November 1998 he became Associate Professor in the Department of Scienze e Tenologie avanzate of the Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”. Since October 2000, he is Full Professor in the Department of Scienze ed Innovazione Tecnologica (DISIT) of such a University.
Paolo Terenziani’s research activity started in 1987 and has mainly focused on the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Medical Informatics. As regards Artificial Intelligence, his mainly concerns the areas of Knowledge Representation, temporal reasoning, diagnosis, data retrieval, and process mining. In the field of DataBases, he mainly focused on the extension of “standard” relational models and algebrae to deal with time-related phenomena, and with the semantics of temporal databases. As regards Medical Informatics, since 1997 he is involved with Azienda Ospedaliera S. Giovanni Battista in Turin (the second hospital in Italy, as regards dimensions) in a long-term project for the development of a semi-automatic manager of clinical guidelines. Paolo Terenziani published more than 150 papers about these topics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. As a recognition of his research merits, in 1998 he got the annual “Artificial Intelligence Prize” from the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence.