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Francesco Longo is an (tenure-track) Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering (S.C. 09/H1 - S.S.D. ING/INF-05) with the Department of Engineering at the University of Messina, Italy
His main research interests include: analytical modeling and performance evaluation; reliability and availability of distributed systems; Grid and Cloud computing; Internet of Things and Fog/Edge computing and their applications in the context of Smart Cities; blockchain technologies and their use for IoT, Cloud, and Fog/Edge computing.
Francesco Longo is the author of more than 100 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He is (or has been) a member of the Program Committee/Organizing Committee of several international conferences and of the Editorial Board of "International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks", Hindawi and of "Future Generation Computer System", Elsevier. He has been a guest editor of several special issues in international journals.
Francesco Longo has collaborated and still collaborates within numerous national and international research projects. He is a co-founder of the innovative startup SmartMe.IO S.r.l., an academic spin-off of the University of Messina.
Since 2010 he has been constantly teaching at the University of Messina in courses related to Computer Engineering (S.S.D. ING-INF/05) and he works as main investigator in the context of some agreements with important companies in the ICT sector on behalf of the Department of Engineering.
In August 2018, Francesco Longo received the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Computer Engineering (S.S.D. ING-INF/05) and Computer Science (S.S.D. INF/01).