Curriculum Vitæ Alberto Pettarin

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Alberto Pettarin
Current
Position
Co-Founder, Head of Research, and CEO, ReadBeyond, Padova, Italy
Education
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
01/2009–12/2011
Ph.D. in Information Engineering (Dottorato di Ricerca)
• Thesis: Graph Models of Information Spreading in Wireless Networks
• Advisors: Professor Geppino Pucci jointly with Professor Andrea Pietracaprina
10/2006–07/2008
5th Year Degree in Computer Engineering (Laurea Magistrale)
• Thesis: On the Diameter of Bluetooth-Based Ad Hoc Networks
• Final grade: 110/110 cum laude, GPA 29.85/30 over 13 exams, 9 exams cum laude
10/2003–07/2006
3rd Year Degree in Information Engineering (Laurea)
• Thesis: DocTrivXlet: a JavaTM Micro Edition Application for the Multifunction Printer Ricoh AficioTM 2051
• Final grade: 110/110 cum laude, GPA 29.17/30 over 21 exams, 7 exams cum laude
Professional
Experience
ReadBeyond, Padova, Italy
07/2013–present
Co-Founder, Head of Research, and CEO
• ReadBeyond (http://www.readbeyond.it/) is a research lab which develops innovative solutions
for creating, distributing, and enjoying digital contents. We currently focus on multilingual
eBooks and Audio-eBooks with synchronized audio/text.
Smuuks, Padova, Italy
09/2012–07/2013
Co-Founder and CTO
• Smuuks (http://www.smuuks.it/) offered advanced digital publishing services, with focus on
Audio-eBooks, complex eBooks, and STM projects. (Ongoing Smuuks projects has been transferred to ReadBeyond.)
01/2013–07/2013
Independent Consultant
• I offered consultancy to Authors, Publishers and Libraries on digital publishing projects.
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
01/2010–06/2011
Visiting Research Scholar
• Host: Prof. Eli Upfal
• Head Teaching Assistant for CSCI1580 “Information Retrieval and Web Search” (Spring’10 and
Spring’11)
• I devised and evaluated the weekly assignments and the course-long project (“Building a Web
Search Engine”), providing feedback to students via email and office hours.
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
11/2012–12/2013
Research Collaborator
• I supervised student projects and theses involving mobile platforms and eBooks.
09/2008–12/2012
Reviewer
• For 2 Journals and 10 Conferences in Theoretical Computer Science and Distributed Computing.
02/2012–10/2012
Research Collaborator
• Working on a Data Mining Research Project funded by Tektronix
• I was responsible of devising new algorithmic techniques for mining quantitative association rules,
and implementing them in a proof-of-concept DM tool.
01/2009
Italian Qualification for ICT Professionals
10/2008–12/2008
Research Assistant
• European Union research grant to study diameter and expansion of Bluetooth Topology graphs,
under FP6-IST/IP Project AEOLUS.
10/2007–09/2009
Teaching Assistant
• 4 editions of “Introduction to Computer Programming” and “Calculus I” for engineers.
• I helped teaching Java to first-year students as a lab assistant and delivered calculus recitations.
Honours and
Awards
09/2012
Fellowship to attend The International Summer School on Entrepreneurial Management
and Innovation 2012, Desenzano del Garda, Italy
01/2010–01/2011
“Fondazione Ing. Aldo Gini” Fellowship to conduct research abroad
11/2008
“Leonardo Melandri” Fellowship to attend The 4th Bertinoro Workshop on Randomized
Algorithms and Graphs, Bertinoro, Italy
10/2003
“Alfiere del Lavoro” Prize of the President of Italy to the best 25 high school students
Publications
[1] P. Bertasi, A. Pettarin, M. Scquizzato, and F. Silvestri, A Novel Resource-Driven Job
Allocation Scheme for Desktop Grid Environments, in Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on
Trustworthy Global Computing (TGC’10), vol. LNCS 6084, 2010, pp. 268–283.
[2] A. Pettarin, A. Pietracaprina, and G. Pucci, On the Expansion and Diameter of
Bluetooth-Like Topologies, in Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Algorithms
(ESA’09), vol. LNCS 5757, 2009, pp. 528–539.
[3]
, On the Expansion and Diameter of Bluetooth-Like Topologies, Theory of Computing Systems, 52 (2013), pp. 319–339.
[4] A. Pettarin, A. Pietracaprina, G. Pucci, and E. Upfal, Infectious Random Walks, in
arXiv:1007.1604, 2010.
[5]
, Tight Bounds on Information Dissemination in Sparse Mobile Networks, in Proceedings of
the 30th Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC’11), 2011, pp. 355–362.
Presentations
• Anatomy of a Strange Digital Project: Dante meets Queneau, EbookCamp 2012, Loreto, Italy,
09/29/2012
• Mini-course: Pills of LATEX, PhD School in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Padova, Italy, 2012
• LATEX to EPUB: a Poor Man’s Guide to Publishing Math Ebooks, EbookCamp 2011, Loreto,
Italy, 23/10/2011
• Tight Bounds on Information Dissemination in Sparse Mobile Networks, PODC 2010, San Jose,
CA, USA, 08/06/2010
• On the Expansion and Diameter of Bluetooth-Like Topologies, ESA 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark,
09/09/2009
• Mini-course: LATEX’s Fabulous World, IEEE Student Branch, Padova, Italy, 2008
Programming
• Excellent: EPUB 2/3, LATEX, MOBI/KF8
• Good: Awk, Bash, Debian GNU/Linux, Java (SE and Android), Python, XML
• Basic: C/C++, iBooks Author, Javascript, Matlab, Octave, PARI/GP, SQL, XPath, XSLT
Web page of my free software projects: http://www.albertopettarin.it/projects.html
Languages
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Italian (native), English (fluent)
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September 22, 1984
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Digital Typography, Reading, Cycling, Cooking
http://www.albertopettarin.it/
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July 1, 2014
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