Home > About > People

/// Marco Villani



Marco Villani

Marco Villani received his honours degree in Physics in 1992; his thesis “Genetic algorithms for function optimisation on transputer networks” obtained in 1993 the “Franco Viaggi” awards of the SFI (the Italian Physic Society). He worked at ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Environment) and at “Advanced Computer Systems S.p.A.” company; then he worked for eight years at the Environmental Research Centre of Montacatini S.p.A (Montedison Group) as researcher and eventually responsible of the Simulation Laboratory. In 2006 he won the Best Paper Award at ACRI2006 (the International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry); from 2006 to 2008 he was the leader of the European project CETRA - Complexity Education for TRAiners. Now he is researcher and professor in Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he also leads the Modelling and Simulation Laboratory. He was and is involved in several Italian and European projects, where applies complex systems concepts in areas that require strong interdisciplinary interactions.

  • Website:
  • Twitter:


Papers by Marco Villani: Date
An agent-based model of exaptive processes 06 Aug 2012