Prof. Angelo Raffaele Meo (professor emeritus) has been Full Professor of Computer Science at Politecnico di Torino from 1970 to 2010. He was the head of “Centro per l’Elaborazione Numerale dei Segnali” at CNR, director of the “Progetto Finalizzato Informatica” (1979-1985) and scientific director of “Centro di Supercalcolo Piemonte” (1991-1996).
He has published more than one hundred papers dealing with computer science. In particular, he investigated switching theory, hardware design, signal processing, speech analysis and synthesis, and pattern recognition.
He has coordinated many academic and industrial national research projects on computer science.
He was the president of the Academy of Sciences of Torino.
In 2002 he was called by the Italian Ministry of Technology to preside at a Commission entrusted with the task of promoting open source in the Italian Public Administration.
Since 2012 he is emeritus professor at Politecnico di Torino.