School of Engineering



Alessio Bechini

Position: Researcher

Department: Information Engineering, largo L. Lazzarino - 56122 Pisa (Italy)

Room: 217     Office hours: Thursday, 14:30-17:30

Tel: +39 050 2217 554
Fax: +39 050 2217 600


Current courses: Conc. and Distr. Systems (589II), Bioinformatics (688II)

 Research interests

My current research spans the fields of enterprise information systems, data management and integration, service management, with particular interest in biology-related computing (including modeling and algorithmic aspects). 

Moreover, my activity has been mainly focused on both concurrent systems and design/implementation of embedded systems.

 Events I'm involved in

ACM SAC 2016 in Pisa

ACM SAC 2015   SAC/EMBS 2014   EMBS-13  EMBS 2012   ...

IEEE RTCSA 2015  RTCSA-14  RTCSA-13  RTCSA-12  RTCSA-11  ...

ICA3PP 2014  ICA3PP-13  ICA3PP-12  ICA3PP-11  ICA3PP-10

IEEE ICESS 2015  IEEE ICESS 2014  ICESS 2013  ICESS 2012  ICESS 2011  ...

IEEE PiCom-2017  IEEE PiCom-2016  IEEE PiCom-2015


IEEE HPCC (bio track) 2014  HPCC-13  HPCC-10  HPCC-09  HPCC-08  ...

MEDEA 2009 (workshop within PACT 2009)   MEDEA-08   ...

SOAIC 2009 (in IEEE ICEBE 2009)   SOAIC 2008  SOSE 2007

KMIS 2013  KMIS 2012  KMIS 2011


At present, at the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa I'm in charge for the following courses:

  • 589II - Concurrent and Distributed Systems,  (6 credits out of 9); MSc in Computer Engineering
  • 259II - Bioinformatics ("Bionformatica"); MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Other past courses:

  • Lab work for II389 - Computer Networks' Services and Applications (Servizi e Applicazioni delle Reti Informatiche),  tenured by prof. Enzo Mingozzi; MSc in Computer Engineering for Enterprise Management
  • 043II - Informatics - DB part ("Informatica - parte di Basi di Dati"); BSc in Management Engineering
  • II619 - Software Tools for Computational Biology ("Strumenti Software per la Biologia Computazionale"); MSc in Biomedical Engineering - topics currently included in the Bioinformatics course
  • II036 - Information Systems ("Sistemi Informativi"); BSc in Management Engineering
  • II447/II447 - Informatics ("Informatica"); BSc in Energy and Electrical Engineering
  • II390 - Information Systems for Enterprises ("Sistemi Informativi per le Aziende"); MSc in Computer Engineering for Enterprise Management
  • II072 - Computer Science Foundations 2 ("Fondamenti di Informatica 2"); BSc in Computer Engineering

I've been also involved in the course Design of Web sites within the Master on Internet Technologies, and in the course Java: concurrent and distributed programming within the Master on Smart Cities, both jointly organized by IIT (CNR) and the Dept. of Information Engineering.

Till 2012, I've been in charge for teaching support to the BSc course Computing Systems ("Sistemi di Elaborazione") at the Italian Navy Academy in Livorno.

I collaborated with Scuola Superiore S. Anna as a teacher for the Int'l Master in Software Engineering and the Int'l Master in Communication and Networking Engineering, on the courses Java programming, Internet Software Technologies, and Interoperability.

 Available thesis works

Some thesis works are available for different Engineering courses; hereafter you can take a look at possible topics.

Computer Engineering (Ing. Informatica, triennale e specialistica)

  • Distributed, service-oriented architectures and applications
  • Big Data Analysis: approaches, algorithms, and techniques
  • Support to (semantic) document/data management and integration
  • Management and processing of georeferenced scientific data
  • Management/integration/exploitation of biological data (and related topics)
  • Open Data Access and Data Quality procedures
  • Parallelization of bioinformatics algorithms (also on GPUs)
  • Development of bioinformatics libraries (in Python)

Biomedical Engineering (Lauree specialistiche)

  • Employment of simplified models for proteins and RNA
  • Computational approaches to riboswitches investigations
  • Novel approaches to comparative genomics problems
  • Development of standard libraries for RNA analysis
  • Optimization problems in structural bioinformatics
  • GPU-based bioinformatics algorithms
  • Analysis of biomolecular diagnostic test data
  • Long-term simulation of biomolecules
 Misc material

  I'm a member of the IEEE Computer Society, 

 the IEEE Services Computing Community,

and I joined the IEEE Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Forum Community as well.

Find out what's going on in the HiPEAC Network of  Excellence...

 Other info

Old (very old!) official homepage on the website of the School of Engineering: follow the link.

Recommended ways to spend your spare CPU-time: 

look at Folding@Home      or BOINC project    

Some memories of my far-off activity in caving...  Talp n.7    Talp n.8    TalpOnline

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