Gianfranco Ciardo

Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee

Gianfranco Ciardo is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  Previously, he was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (2003-2013) and in the Department of Computer Science at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (1992-2003).  He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Torino, Italy, and at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and has held research positions at HP Labs (Palo Alto, California), ICASE (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia), Software Productivity Consortium (Herndon, Virginia), and CSELT (Torino, Italy).  He is interested in algorithms and tools for logic and stochastic analysis of discrete-state models, symbolic model checking, decision diagrams, performance and reliability evaluation of complex hardware/software systems, Petri nets, and Markov models.  


Area of Expertise: 
Model Checking and Verification
Probabilistic Models
Petri Nets
Ph.D., Computer Science, Duke University, 1989
Laurea, Informatica, University of Torino, Italy, 1982