Antonio Vetro'

Assistant Professor with time contract
Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN)

Profile

Research interests

Algorithmic and data justice
Empirical software engineering
Responsible design of software systems
Software and data quality
Technology and society

Biography

Antonio Vetrò is Assistant Professor at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. He coordinates research programs at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society. He is also senior researcher and member of the scientific board of the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Torino “Umberto Eco” Scienza Nuova. Antonio conducts interdisciplinary studies on the relationship between digital technologies and society: he is currently studying how to detect and mitigate discriminations of automated decision systems. He has a long experience in empirically evaluating methods for software and data quality improvement. OTHER ACTIVITIES He is member of the international committee ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7/WG6 Software and System Engineering - Software Product and System Quality and of the Italian Software Engineering Committee at UNINFO (delegated at ISO for standardisation in information technologies). He serves in the editorial board of the International Journal of Technoethics (IJT). PAAST ACTIVITIES Antonio has been researcher and adjunct member of the scientific board of the Future Urban Legacy Lab from April 2018 to September 2021. Antonio has been Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from November 2015 to August 2017 and Research Programs Manager at ORS group from September 2017 to January 2018. Further in the past, he has been post-doctoral research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA). He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), obtained working at the Software Engineering Research Group (Softeng, at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering) with a doctoral thesis on the empirical assessment of the impact of static code analysis on software quality.

Scientific branch

ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

Skills

ERC sectors

SH3_14 - Social studies of science and technology
PE6_3 - Software engineering, programming languages and systems
PE6_10 - Web and information systems, data management systems, information retrieval and digital libraries, data fusion

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper award at IDOESE 2010 - 5th International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering conferred by 5th International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (2010)
  • Siebel Energy Institute - Smart Energy conferred by Siebel Energy Institute, United States (2016)
  • Best Paper Award EGOV-2020 conferred by Digital Government Society, United States (2020)

Editorial boards

  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOETHICS (2020-), Editorial board member
  • INFORMATION (2019-2021), Editorial board member

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore a tempo det., presso Università di Monaco di Baviera (TU Munchen) (1/9/2013-31/8/2015)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Fraunhofer USA Center Mid-Atlantic (18/4/2011-17/11/2011)

Other titles

  • Seed grant proposals reviewer for “Third call for Seed Grant Proposals” of the Siebel Energy Institute (University of California, Berkeley) (2017-2017)
  • Rappresentante del Politecnico nel Comitato Scientifico del Centro Interuniversitario Scienza Nuova - Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Torino “Umberto Eco” (2019-2023)

Teaching

Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Research

Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students

Other activities and projects related to research

Antonio is specialized in empirical methodologies for software engineering, with a focus on software and data quality improvement. He also conducts interdisciplinary studies on the relationship between digital technologies and society. Relying on both approaches, he is currently studying how to detect and mitigate potential discriminations deriving from biases in the data and in the algorithms of automated decision systems.

Antonio has been Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from November 2015 to August 2017 and Research Programs Manager at ORS s.r.l. (https://ors.ai/) from September 2017 to January 2018.

Further in the past, he has been post-doctoral research fellow at the chair of Software and Systems Engineering (https://www.in.tum.de/en/i04/homepage/) at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (https://www.cma.fraunhofer.org/) in Maryland, USA. He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), obtained working at the Software Engineering Research Group (https://softeng.polito.it/) with a doctoral thesis on the empirical assessment of the impact of static code analysis on software quality.

Publications

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