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Roberto Barbera

Prof. Roberto Barbera was born in Catania (Italy) in October 1963. He graduated in Physics "cum laude" at the University of Catania in 1986 and since 1990 he holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the same University. Since beginning of 2005 he is Associated Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Catania University. Since his graduation his main research activity has been done in the domains of Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics. He has been involved in many experiments in France, Russia, United States and Sweden to study nuclear matter properties in heavy ion collisions at intermediate energies. He is author of about 90 scientific papers published on international journals and more than 150 proceedings of international conferences. He is editor of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies and referee of both Journal of Grid Computing and Future Generation Computer Systems. Since 1997 he is involved in the NA57 Experiment at CERN SPS and in the ALICE Experiment at CERN LHC. Within ALICE, he has been the coordinator of the Off-line software of the Inner Tracking System detector and member of the Off-line Board. Since late 1999 he is interested in Grid Computing. He is member of the Executive Board of the Italian INFN Grid Project , of the Executive Committee of the Italian Grid Infrastructure (the Italian National Grid Initiative) and of the Scientific & Technical Committee of GARR (the Italian National Research and Education Network). Between 2005 and 2009 he has been the Director of two big Grid Projects (TriGrid VL and PI2S2 ) funded by the Sicilian Regional Government and by the Ministry of University and Research, respectively. At European level, he has been involved with managerial duties in many EU funded projects and he is currently the Coordinator of the EPIKH project. Since 2002 he is the responsible of the GENIUS Grid portal project and, in 2004, he created the international GILDA Grid infrastructure for training and dissemination that he coordinates since the beginning.