Biagio COSENZA Curriculum

Biagio Cosenza is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Salerno, Italy. He joined the University of Salerno in August 2019 through a national brain gain program (Attraction and International Mobility), and received the Abilitazione for Italian Associate Professorship. From 2015 to 2019, he was Senior Researcher in the AES group (headed by prof. Ben Juurlink) at the TU Berlin, Germany, where he was Principal Investigator for the DFG project Celerity and received the Habilitation from the Faculty IV, with external evaluation by prof. Paul Kelly (Imperial College London, UK) and prof. Saday Sadayappan (Ohio State University, USA). From 2011 to 2015, he was Postdoctoral researcher in the DPS group (headed by prof. Thomas Fahringer) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he contributed to the Insieme Compiler project and the DK-Plus multidisciplinary platform for scientific computing. He received his Ph.D. in March 2011 from the University of Salerno, supervised by prof. Vittorio Scarano; there he received several grants and scholarships (HPC-Europa2, HPC-Europa++, DAAD, Cineca ISCRA) and visited both the HLRS Supercomputing Center and the University of Stuttgart, Germany, under the supervision of prof. Thomas Ertl and Carsten Dachsbacher.

Cosenza's main research interests are in the area of high performance computing, in particular with respect to programming models, compiler technology, optimization, and applications. His research has been funded by several European and national research projects as well as by industry. He has been Principal Investigator of the DFG (German Research Foundation) project CELERITY: advanCed modELing for scalablE distRIbuted runTime sYstems, from 2017 to 2022; Unit Coordinator of the European project LIGATE, supported by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under Grant Agreement No. 956137, from 2021 to 2023; Principal Investigator of the PRIN project LibreRT, funded by the Italian Ministry of Research, from 2023. His research has also been funded by industry through several co-founding programs of the Italian Ministry of Industry and several companies.

He is a technical member of the industry standards body Khronos Group, a member of the Khronos SYCL Working Group, as well as a member of the HiPEAC network, SIGHPC, and a Senior member of both ACM and IEEE.

He has served as a Program Committee member for several international conferences in the area of high performance computing and compilers, including the ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC), the International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (EuroPar), the International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (HeteroPar), International Workshop on Software and Compilers for Embedded Systems (SCOPES), asa reviewer for all major international journals in the fields, has been Track Chair for Euro-Par 2023, has served as Artifact Evaluation Chair for ACM Computing Frontiers and the IA3 Workshop, has been Special Issue's Guest Editor for the journal Future Generation Computer System.

He has published more than 50 papers and articles, and received several awards, including a best paper award at the 14th BenchCouncil International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing, a runner-up for outstanding paper at HPCS 2019, a Leistungpraemie for exceptional performance in 2019 from the AES Chair at TU Berlin, two best paper selections at Euro-Par 2014 and ISPDC 2008.