Iazeolla is full Professor of Computer Engineering, extraordinary TD, at the Faculty of Applied Sciences
and Technologies, Guglielmo Marconi non-State University of Rome (Chair of Software
Engineering and System Performance), where he founded the Bachelor's and
Master's Degree in Computer Engineering.
previously full Professor of Computer
Science (Chair of Methods for Information Processing) at the University of
Pisa, and later full Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of
Rome-TorVergata (Chair of Systems for Information Processing and Chair of
joining University he was with the National Research Council (CNR), first with Istituto Nazionale per le Applicazioni
del Calcolo (INAC) and Centro Studi Sistemi di Controllo Calcolo Automatico
(CSSCCA), Rome, as Research associate and
then with Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione (IEI), Pisa, as
to CNR and University, prof. Iazeolla has carried out research at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, Project MAC, Cambridge, US, at the
Concurrent Engineering Research Center, University of West Virginia, US, and at
the Data Network Architecture Center, University of Cape Town, SA, and
positions in industrial companies (SELENIA SpA Naples and Rome) in digital
Universities he taught theoretical computer science, computer architectures,
operating systems, continuous and discrete sequential simulation, parallel and
distributed simulation, reliability , quality and performance of computer
systems, of software systems and of networks.
The Research Areas of prof. Iazeolla can be summarized in:
• Study of mainframe and supercomputer parallel
• Performance, reliability and quality of computer.
ICT and mobile systems.
• Performance, reliability and quality of
• Sequential, parallel and distributed
simulation methods and languages.
activities conducted both nationally and internationally, with over 120
articles, 7 books, 6 editions and monographs, and dozens of scientific reports
(see Publications List), detailed in Sections
A, B, C, D below.
A) In the computer machinery
field prof. Iazeolla has contributed to
the introduction of state-of-the art scientific machinery in the country: : the Olivetti-ELEA 9104 in the late 60s and the
iPSC/2 Hypercube in the 80s.
1) In the early
years at INAC he introduced, with Paolo
Ercoli, the great mainframe for scientific applications produced by Olivetti-electronics,
9104 machine, later named CINAC (Calculator INAC). The
machine, totally solid state, was born to compete with the largest European and
US mainframes of the time (such as the Multics GE 645 (in whose research group
at MIT prof. Iazeolla participated) , the Borroughs B5000, the CTSS 704 IBM).
It was equipped with stack memory for the fast treatment of block languages
of the ALGOL family, and an entirely microprogrammed set of instructions
oriented to virtual memory, multiprogramming and time-sharing (see Scientific
Publications [2, 3, 4] and CINAC Reports [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]).
2) In the early years at the University of
Rome-TorVergata, he introduced the Intel
a 4-dimensional-cube multiprocessor architecture, able to match the
performance of vector supercomputers at a fraction of their cost (10K $ for
Mflop against 1000K $ for MFlop ( see Dossiers [4, 5] and Scientific
Publications [41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 62])).
B) In the scientific knowledge field, prof. Iazeolla has contributed to the dissemination of cutting-edge computer
skills in the field
of Discrete-event Simulation and of Performance
and Reliability of computer systems and
of mobile and ICT systems with
national and international awards.
1) With his
works initially at Pisa University he has spread the discipline of Discrete event Simulation for the
analysis of mathematically intractable systems (see Books [2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10,
11, 12], Editions [7, 8] and Scientific Publications [15, 17, 18,
20, 49, 50, 57, 63, 71, 76, 77, 81]).
At same time from Pisa he spread the discipline of Computer
Performance Evaluation for the study of system performance and reliability (see Editions
[5, 6, 9], Dossiers [2,3] and Scientific
Publications [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23,
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37]).
3) Later, in
Roma-TorVergata University, he developed works on Parallel, Distributed and Web-based Simulation by extending to
parallel and web architectures his knowledge on discrete event simulation, (see Books
[11, 12] and Scientific Publications [53, 58, 60, 62, 64, 67, 70, 72, 90,
93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,
At same time, in Roma-TorVergata,
he developed studies and works on Software
Performance, Reliability and Quality
evaluation, by extending to software
engineering his knowledge on computer performance and reliability (see Books
, Dossiers [2, 3], and Scientific Publications [38, 39, 40,
45 , 55, 56, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84,
85, 86, 87, 88, 120]).
In Roma-Torvergata and lately Marconi University he also developed
studies on the Performance of mobile
and ICT (Information & Communication
Technology) Systems (see Scientific Publications [89, 91, 92
, 98, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 122] and
the international cooperations field, prof. Iazeolla has established great
research collaborations with important
Europeans and US organizations:
· Member of
the Board of Editors of international Journals
· MODELING SIMULATION and SCIENTIFIC
· PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
· SIMULATION PRACTICE and THEORY
"IFIP Working Group 7.3 on Computer Performance Evaluation"
· The Performance Review Commission of
EUROCONTROL, the European Organization for the
Safety of Air Navigation.
Member of the Board of Directors of
(European Federation of Simulation Societies)
SCSI (Society for Computer Simulation International).
· Member of
the Scientific Committees of
· The IFIP WG 7.3 International
Symposium on Computer Performance Modeling, Measurement and Evaluation
· The European Simulation Congress
· The "European Simulation
· The European Simulation Symposium since
· Founder and
MCPR Workshop (Mathematical Computer Performance and Reliability
Workshop) today Mathematical Performance
Modeling and Analysis (MAMA) Conference and Matrix-Analytic Methods in
Stochastic Models Conference.
· The Italian Society for Computer
· The CERTIA Research Center (Center
for Research and Education in Advanced Informatics Technologies and
Applications), the University of Roma Torvergata- Industry Consortium operating in the fields of software
engineering, simulation, parallel computing, cooperative and multimedia
D) In the field of research and development, prof. Iazeolla has been
responsible for numerous leading national
and international research projects
Projects were both at the European and US level, with funding from the
Ministry of University and Research, the National Research Council, the
European Community and important international Institutions and Universities (see List of National, European, US and Overseas Research Projects).