Marco Conti is Research Director of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Since September 2019 he has been the Director of the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the CNR and Head of the .it Registry.
He was Director of the CNR department “Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transport” (December 2012 – November 2016) and Scientific Advisor of the CNR for ICT (October 2016 – September 2019).
He has published more than 400 scientific articles and 5 books on computer networks, next generation Internet, social networks and intelligent systems. In November 2017 he was included in the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list compiled by Clarivate/Web of Science, and ranked among the most cited researchers worldwide (top 1%) for “computer science”.
Since March 2018 he has been a member of the 2003 Group, which brings together Italian scientists working in Italy on the lists of the most worldwide cited researchers in the scientific literature.
In December 2018 he was awarded the honor of Commendatore by the Italian President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
In 2005 he was one of the founders of the journal Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier) and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the journal’s special issues.
From 2009 to 2018 he was Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Computer Communications (Elsevier).
In 2016 he founded, and is now Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Online Social Networks and Media (Elsevier).
From November 2013 to October 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the IMT Alti Studi Lucca School.
From November 2015 to December 2018 he was vice president of the Board of Directors of RFX, a public-private consortium that operates in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion.
Since January 2019 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of START 4.0 (“Security and optimization of strategic infrastructures 4.0”) and of the Technical Scientific Committee of ARTES 4.0 (“Advanced Robotics and enabling digital TEchnologies & Systems 4.0”).
He is a member of the Strategic Committee and the board of directors of EURid, the company which, on behalf of the European Commission, manages the registry of domain names for .eu.
He is the scientific head of the CNR project for the new national doctorate qualification in Artificial Intelligence.