Francesco Lelli


Francesco Lelli

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My name is Francesco Lelli and I am a researcher at the European Research Institute in Service Science (ERISS). My research interests include Cloud Computing, Service Engineering, Software Engineering, High Performance Computing and Peer to Peer
I followed master studies in Computer Engineering at the University of Pisa and, after a short experience in the industry, I followed PhD studies at the University of Venice. Within that time I also worked as fulltime Research Associate and then as a postdoc at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Legnaro (Padova). Later I followed post-doctorate studies at the University of Lugano.
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  • University of Venice (Ca Foscari), Venice, Italy
    Ph.D. in Computer Science (2007)
    Minor in High Performance Computing and Grid
    Dissertation: "Bringing Instruments to a Service-Oriented Interactive Grid"
    Advisors: Prof. Salvatore Orlando, Dr. Gaetano Maron

  • University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy,
    Bachelor and Master Degree in Computer Engineering (2003)
    Minor in Software Engineering and Network Systems
    Dissertation: "Performance Evaluation of the Protocol MAC IEEE 802.16"
    Advisor: Prof. Luciano Lenzini

  • University of Padova, Padova, Italy,
    Bachelor Student in Physics: I followed this course during the academic year 2006-2007. Thanks to my previous studies I am already close to competition but, due to my job change, I temporarily decided to interrupt such studies.
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Teaching Statement
If I hear it, I will forget it.
If I see it, I will remember it.
If I do it, I will understand it.
~Chinese Proverb
Teaching, not only represents the transfer of knowledge and information from a more experienced person to one who is searching for a more effective and enlightened way to think and act. A good teacher should show a student what is behind thoughts and things, getting him involved and fascinated. Ward says that "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." While Galileo believes that "you cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself".
In other words, I believe that the strongest way to facilitate the learning process of a student is to encourage him to think critically, equipping him with the ability to examine all the information relevant to an issue or problem and then to form an accurate conclusion.
Obviously the teaching style can not be the same for each student since different learners require different approaches based on their own learning process. Nevertheless, I believe in "teaching by personal example", trying to establish a prototype for how to think and behave. I prefer to oversee, guide and direct my students by showing how to do things encouraging them to observe and emulate the approach to the problem.
In conclusion, I believe teaching success occurs when a relationship with students of mutual respect is created. This has to be both personal and professional, even if much of the satisfaction gained from teaching comes from personal connections.