Francesco Lelli
Francesco Lelli

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Employment Sketch

  • 2018-Present Assistant Professor at Tilburg University. Tenure in July 2018
  • 2019-Present. Partner at CasaConforti Sagl. Taking a step back for seeding my research group.
  • 2013-2018: Managing Director at CasaConforti Sagl. Helping the restructuring of Italian and Swiss based SMEs as well as support the family office activities of their shareholders.
  • 2017-2018 Part-time Senior Lecturer at Tilburg University, Chair of Business Process Integration and Service Oriented Architecture
  • 2010-2014: Project Executive and team lead at the European Research Institute in Service Science (ERISS). Prototype design and develop a cloud marketplace in collaboration with Ericson, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Sunrise, Nokia and SAP.
  • 2007-2010: Post-Doc at the University of Lugano: helping the dean in guiding his research group in Software Engineering
  • 2003-2007: Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and CERN contribute to the design CMS and AGaTA experiments
  • 2002-2003: Software Engineer for the Naval Academy of Livorno and part time lecturer at the university of Pisa for the CCNA program.
  • 2000-2002: Co-Founder and CTO of FIGO, Italian Federation of Online Game Player.


University of Venice (Ca Foscari), Venice, Italy
PhD 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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Prof. Dr. Eng.
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Warandelaan 2,
Tilburg, Brabant, 5037 AB