Federico Ruggieri, born in Bari (Italy) is the Director of GARR the Italian Research and Education Network and Member of the Board of Directors of GEANT the European R&E network.

He was Director of Research in the INFN up to 30 July 2019 where he spent most of his professional life working on On-Line and Off-line Computing Systems for High Energy Physics experiments at CERN (The European Particle Physics Laboratory) and at Frascati, INFN National Laboratory.

From 2017 to now he has promoted the creation of the Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) a national initiative that brings together Research Infrastructures and eInfrastructures in Italy to create a federated computing and data infrastructure and to coordinate and harmonise the participation to the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) initiative of the European Commission.

From 1 June 2013 to 31 December 2014 he was the Head of the Distributed Computing and Storage Department of GARR the Italian Research and Academic Network.

He was from 1998 to 2004 the Director of CNAF in Bologna, the INFN National centre responsible for Research and Development of Informatics and Telecommunication Technologies where he designed and started the LHC TIER1 for Italy.

From 1992 to 1998 he was chairman of the INFN National Computing Committee.

He was member of the HEPCCC (senior director computing co-ordination committee within major HEP sites in Europe) from 1994 to 2004 and Chairman from 1998 to 2002. 

During his chairmanship he promoted the first GRID project approved and co-funded by the European Commission: EU-DataGRID.

He played an important role in the development of the Networks for Research in Italy and GARR the National Research and Academic Network.

From 2004 to 2013 he was member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of CASPUR a Consortium of Universities and a Computing Centre for High Performance Computing.

From 2005 to 2015 he coordinated 5 European Projects co-funded by the European Commission.

Since 2005 he is professor of Data Acquisition and Control of Experiments in the Laurea Magistrale in Physics of the University of Roma TRE.

He has been speaker in several international conferences and member of Scientific, Program and Organisational Committee of several conferences.

Prof. Ruggieri has a list of more than 500 articles and publications in the domains of Physics, Data Acquistion, eInfrastructures and Information and Computing Technology.