computer scientist at GSSI

Pierluigi Crescenzi

Pilu Crescenzi

GSSI presents Sidecar, a new podcast about science

Sidecar is the new podcast project of Gran Sasso Science Institute published on the most common distribution platforms such as Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast.   In each episode a GSSI researcher meets an expert from different discipline to discuss on current issues about culture and science. On June 4, Pierluigi Crescenzi will meet Raffaella Rumiati, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the International School for Advanced Studies. The podcast is available at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Leonardo Film Festival 2021

The GSSI will participate in the Leonardo Film Festival, a program created by the L’Aquila Film Festival. Six days (22-28 May) of workshops and public screenings on science, art, artificial intelligence, robotics for young students and university students in the cities of L’Aquila, Avezzano, Sulmona, Pescara and Terni. A rich and varied program with the interventions of numerous professors, scientists and artists from the University of L’Aquila, the GSSI, the National Laboratories of Nuclear Physics, the TSA and the Istess of Terni. The physicist Francesco Vissani, the mathematician Pierangelo Marcati, and the computer scientist Pierluigi Crescenzi will participate for the GSSI.

Call for PhD Applications 2021/2022

The Gran Sasso Science Institute offers 8 PhD scholarships in Computer Science. The official language for all PhD courses is English. The scholarships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16,159.91 gross. All PhD students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen. The application must be submitted through the online form available at by 14 June 2021, 5 pm (Italian time zone). For more information, please consult the Call for Applications available at the above link, or write an email to


My Story

Before joining GSSI, I have been assistant professor at the University of L’Aquila, associate professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and full professor at the University of Florence and at Université de Paris.


My Resume

Journal articles

Conference papers




My Recent Work

Public Communication can Facilitate Low-Risk Coordination underSurveillance


On Computing the Diameter of (Weighted) Link Streams

19th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms

On computing Pareto optimal paths in weighted time-dependent networks

Information Processing Letters

A Phygital Approach to Playful Experience in Learning Process for Kids with Special Educational Needs

12th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers

Finding Top-k Nodes for Temporal Closeness in Large Temporal Graphs


Simple and Fast Distributed Computation of Betweenness Centrality



My Recent italian books

problemi, algoritmi e coding


gocce di java

Franco Angeli

Pilu Crescenzi

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Pierluigi crescenzi

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