Daniele Lezzi received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering in 2002 and the Ph.D. in Information Technology Engineering in 2007 from the University of Salento, Italy. From 2002 to 2006 he has been team member of the Center for Advanced Computing Technologies division of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory of the University of Salento and has been also lecturing on computer science fundamentals. From 2006 to June 2008 he was a researcher in the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Changes (Italy) involved in the design of the computational infrastructure and worked as consultant of the SPACI (Southern Partnership for Advanced Computing Infrastructure) consortium, Italy.
Since 2008 he is researcher in the Computer Sciences department of Barcelona Supercomputing Center. His research interest covers High Performance, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing and programming models. In particular this research addresses the design of programming frameworks for the porting and execution of scientific applications on distributed computing infrastructures like Grid and Clouds with special emphasis on interoperability.
He participated in several EC funded projects like GridLab, CoreGRID, BEinGRID, OGF-Europe, SIENA, VENUS-C, IS-ENES, OPTIMIS and EU-Brazil OpenBio, and he is currently involved in the EU-Brazil Cloud Connect project. He is also contributing to the EGI Federated Cloud Task Force whose goal is to deliver a blueprint that, targeting at both resource providers and user communities, defines how federated virtualized environments can be implemented; the Task Force is also producing a proof-of-concept workable test bed.