Cristiano BOZZA Curriculum

Cristiano Bozza started his activity as a member of the Salerno Emulsion Group of the University of Salerno in 1996. He designed SySal, an automatic data-taking system for nuclear emulsions, for WA95-CHORUS at CERN, the largest nuclear emulsion-based experiment of those days. SySal was the most advanced system in the field in Europe and was used for beam monitoring, location and study of a fraction of the neutrino interaction events produced in the CHORUS detector.
Cristiano Bozza was involved in the design of the OPERA experiment (neutrino oscillation search in the CNGS beam from CERN to LNGS). He developed the software (SySal2000) of the European Scanning System (ESS), a standard for all European laboratories involved in nuclear emulsion analysis, also setting up a novel Distributed Computing Infrastructure for automatic managment of all scanning activities in one or more sites.
He has specific knowledge for automatic recognition and analysis of interaction/decay topologies of subnuclear particles, particle identification and estimation of kinematical properties by statistics-based or neural network-based algorithms.
He is the contactperson for the OPERA Collaboration at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso for computing and surface network.
Since 2003 he develops and manages the general Data Base system of OPERA, at the present time the biggest relational data base in High Energy Physics. Since 2008 he is a member of the Executive Committee of OPERA as Data Base Coordinator. In 2015 the OPERA experiment proved the oscillation hypotesis from muonic to tauonic neutrinos in the CNGS beam exceeding 5 sigma statistical significance.
In 2011 Cristiano Bozza started a co-operation with the University of Tokyo and other Italian universities to analyze the inner structure of volcanic edifices through measurements of the flux of muons from cosmic rays (Muon Radiography).
Since 2013, Cristiano Bozza is a member of the KM3NeT Collaboration, which is setting up in the Mediterranean seabed a network of neutrino telescope, mainly devoted to the observation of high energy neutrinos from galactic and extra-galactic sources (ARCA) and to investigating the neutrino mass hierarchy (ORCA). He is an Administratore of the Collaboration Database, which has a primary role for the detector construction, data-taking, calibration and analysis. He is also a member of the Data Acquisition Working Group, as the author of the control and management software.
Starting in 2015, he is the INFN national representative of the ASTERICS project for data sharing and cooperation among optical, gravitational and astroparticle observatories.