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Prof. Giovanni Neri


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Curriculum Vitae of Giovanni Neri

Giovanni Neri was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1945. After classical studies  (he got “maturità classica” an equivalent of A level in Latin, Greek, History and Literature in 1964 ) he graduated  in Piano in 1965 with Hons. (cum laude) 10/10, and received his  MSc.Degree (Electronic Engineering) from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1969 with Hons. (100/100). From 1969 to 1973 he held a postdoctoral studentship from Centro Calcoli e Servomeccanismi from the Engineering Faculty of Bologna.

From 1973 he held various academic positions at the University of Bologna: from 1973, lecturer in logical networks, appointed temporary professor during 1975-1980, associate professor from 1980 to 1987 and   professor in electronic computers since 1987. 

In the period 1974-1979 he was several times visiting professor at the University of Westminster in London where he lectured  electronic computers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels: altogether he spent about two years in UK.  He currently is tenure Professor in Electronic Computers in the Department of Electronic Informatics and Systems (DEIS) at the University of Bologna, Italy.

He is presently teaching two courses in Computer Architecture and Logical Networks: one for undergraduate and one for postgraduate students.  The slides of his courses can be found on his web site (see above).

He is author of several scientific publications.

His research interests are mainly directed to the areas of parallel computing, computer architecture and image processing and, more recently, computer assisted music execution and interpretation. He has a large experience in designing the hardware of microprocessor base systems. Among his achievements the design of RVR systems for airports, many meteorological low power systems, control systems etc.

From 1980 he held different research and engineering positions: team leader of the Progetto Finalizzato Informatica (Informatics) of CNR and from 1988 to 1993 team leader of the  Progetto Finalizzato Robotica (Robotics) in the same  CNR. He was often elected president   and member of various academic commissions:  doctoral, researchers, associate and full professors.

Giovanni Neri has always been deeply involved in digital design, research and development.  His applied works consists of a long list of various consultancy projects like:

In recent years he was deeply involved in University management. He is also very active in music performances: very often  he  accompanies a soprano in concerts of German Lieder.

His main interests (besides music) in the free time are mountain climbing, skiing, literature and theatre.