Franco Scarselli received the Laurea degree with honors in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, and the PhD degree in Computer Science and Automation Engineering from the University of Florence, in 1898 and 1995, respectively. Currently, he is associate professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics (DIISM) of University of Siena. In 2013, he got the Italian scientific habilitation as full professor.
His research activity is on machine Learning, with the main focus on artificial neural networks. In particular, he is interested in the theoretical properties of standard artificial neural network models, of deep learning and neural networks for graph processing. From an applicative point of view, his focus on image understanding, information retrieval and applications involving non-standard data.