Giorgio Fotia is the director of the Bioinformatics Program at the Center for Advanced Studies, Research, and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy. Prior to joining CRS4 he has been working at the Structural Engineering Department of Politecnico of Milano and at AERMACCHI Spa, an Italian aerospace company, conducting research on multidiscisplinary large scale structural optimization, structural mechanics, and computational fluid dynamics. At CRS4, he developed and managed a variety of research programs focused on the application of computational methods to the solution of problems in flow in porous media, elastic wave propagation, fluid-structure interaction, non linear mechanics of soft biological tissues, and computational systems biology. His current research interests focus on high performance numerical methods aimed to cellular and organ-level simulations, and on the structural and dynamic characterization of complex networks in a computational biology perspective.His research is widely published in major journals and conferences; he served as program committee member and reviewer for international conferences and journals and he has organized and chaired many international conferences and international workshops. He is currently vice President of SIMAI (Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics), member of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and Editor in Chief of Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics.