Eva Sciacca Eva Sciacca
Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita' di Torino
corso Svizzera 185, 10149 Torino (Italy)

Tel: +390110916739
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Contacts

Interests

Education

Positions

Publications

Topics of Interests

  • Computational biological modeling and design
  • Systems Biology
  • Linguistic models in Bioinformatics
  • Mathematical models for semiconductor devices
  • Electronic Circuit Design

Education

From January 2007 to February 2010
Ph.D. in Mathematics for Technology at the University of Catania-Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Naturals Sciences. The title of the PhD Thesis was: "Contributions in Computational Biology".

From August 2007 to December 2008
Graduate Visiting Student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory, C.F. Dewey Jr. Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From January 2006 to May 2006
Erasmus Project at the University of Turku-Finland

2004-2006
Computer Science Degree (Master Level). University of Catania-Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Naturals Sciences - Research in the field of microelectronic industry. The title of the final Thesis of Master Degree was: "Evolutionary Multiobjective Algorithms and Possibilistic Worst-Case Distance to optimize the design of electronic circuits". Marks: 110/110 cum laude

2001-2004
Computer Science Degree (First Level) curriculum Scientific and Industrial Modeling. University of Catania-Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Naturals Sciences - The title of the final Thesis of First Level Degree was: "Implementation of a compact model of semiconductor 's bipolar devices (HICUM)". Marks : 110/110 cum laude

Academic Positions

August 2010 - To present
Short Term Researcher University of Turin Computer Science Department working at the BioBITs Project

October 2011 - January 2012
Tutor in laboratory for Web Technologies Course. Tutor in laboratory for Web Technologies Course. Languages: HTML, JavaScript, JSP. At the University of Turin - Department of Computer Science

September - October 2011
Tutor in laboratory for Introduction to Computer Science course. Tutor in laboratory for Introduction to Computer Science Course. Language: Python. At the University of Turin.

January 2010 - June 2010
BioBITs Scholarship holder University of Turin Computer Science Department

July - December 2005
Scholarship holder Belong to the project “Multiobjective Optimization to design integrated circuits” under the direction of Prof. A. M. Anile (Università degli studi di Catania) and Prof. G. Nicosia (Università degli studi di Catania).

May - July 2005
Tutor in laboratory for Web Programming Course. Tutor in laboratory for Web Programming Course. Languages: HTML, JavaScript, PHP. At the University of Catania- School of Sciences.- Department of Computer Science

Publications

Most of the papers available from this document appear in print, and the corresponding copyright is held by the publisher. While the papers can be used for personal use, redistribution or reprinting for commercial purposes is prohibited.

Theses

- PhD Thesis (2010). Contributions in Computational Biology, .

- The final Thesis of Master Level Degree in Computer Science (2006): Evolutionary Multiobjective Algorithms and Possibilistic Worst-Case Distance to optimize the design of electronic circuits (Italian Version ). ).

- The final Thesis of First Level Degree in Computer Science (2004): Implementation of a compact model of semiconductor 's bipolar devices (HICUM) (Italian Version ).

Electronic Circuit Design:

- SCIACCA E., SPINELLA S, ANILE A.M (2007). Possibilistic Worst Case Distance and applications to circuit sizing. In: CASTILLO, O., MELIN, P., MONTIEL ROSS, O., SEPLVEDA CRUZ, R., PEDRYCZ, W., KACPRZYK, J.. Theoretical Advances and Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing. vol. 42, p. 287-295, , ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-540-72433-9

- NICOSIA G, RINAUDO S, SCIACCA E. (2007). An Evolutionary Algorithm-Based Approach to Robust Analog Circuit Design using Constrained Multi-Objective Optimization. KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS, vol. 21; p. 175-183, ISSN: 0950-7051

- NICOSIA G, SCIACCA E. (2008). Pattern Search Algorithms for Circuit Design Optimization. In: SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP08). Boston MA, 10-13 Maggio, p. 58-59

Computational biological modeling and design:

- NICOSIA G, SCIACCA E. (2008). Robust Parameter Identification for Biological Circuit Calibration. In: IEEE BIBE 2008 Proceedings, p. 1-6

- SCIACCA E., SPINELLA S. (2010). Reliable Biological Circuit Design Including Uncertain Kinetic Parameters. In: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Volume 254/2010, p. 457-477, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13935-2_21

Systems biology:

- SCIACCA E., V. A. SHIVA AYYADURAI, C. FORBES DEWEY (2008). A Web Based Tool for Integration of Molecular Pathway Models. In: IEEE BIBE 2008, p. 1-6

- SCIACCA E., V. AYYADURAI, C. F. DEWEY (2008). A Web Based Application for the Integration of Quantitative Molecular Pathway Simulations. In: BMES 2008. Oral Presentation in St. Louis USA, 1-4 Ottobre, p. 1

- COPPO M., DAMIANI F., DROCCO M., GRASSI E., SCIACCA E., SPINELLA S., A. TROINA (2010). Hybrid Calculus of Wrapped Compartments. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi 2010. Jena, Germany, August 23, 2010

- SCIACCA E., SPINELLA S, GENRE A, CALCAGNO C (2011). Analysis of Calcium Spiking in Plant Root Epidermis through CWC Modeling. In: CS2BIO 2011. Reykjavik, Iceland.

- C CALCAGNO, M COPPO, F DAMIANI, M DROCCO, SCIACCA E, S SPINELLA, A TROINA (2011). Modelling Spatial Interactions in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis using the Calculus of Wrapped Compartments. In: EPTCS. Aachen, Germany, September 2011, vol. 67, p. 3-18

- L BIOGLIO, C CALCAGNO, M COPPO, F DAMIANI, SCIACCA E, S SPINELLA, A TROINA (2011). A Spatial Calculus of Wrapped Compartments. In: arXiv.org, arXiv:1108.3558v2. p. 25-39

- M ALDINUCCI, M COPPO, F DAMIANI, M DROCCO, SCIACCA E, S SPINELLA, M TORQUATI, A TROINA (2011). On Parallelizing On-Line Statistics for Stochastic Biological Simulations. In: Springer LNCS. 2nd International Workshop on High Performance Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (HiBB'11)

- M COPPO, F DAMIANI, M. DROCCO, E GRASSI, E SCIACCA, S SPINELLA, A TROINA (2011). Simulation Techniques for the Calculus of Wrapped Compartments. In: Theoretical Computer Science. Elsevier. DOI

Linguistic models in Bioinformatics:

- G. NICOSIA, SCIACCA E., L. ZAMMATARO (2007). Detecting Constituent Sequences by means of HP Pattern-Based Grammars to Synthesize Proteins. Poster Presentation in: Synthetic Biology 3.0. Zurich, Switzerland, June 24-26,
2007, p. 1

- G. NICOSIA, SCIACCA E., L. ZAMMATARO (2007). Detecting Constituent Sequences by Means of HP Pattern-Based Grammars to Synthesize Proteins: Inferring Sequence-Structure-Function Relationship. In: IEEE BIBM 2007. Fremont, California, p. 53-59

- SPINELLA S, SCIACCA E., GIANNINI P (2010). Protein Sequence-Function Analysis Using Annotated Context-Free Grammars. In: ICTCS2010. Camerino, Italy, September 15-17, 2010

- SCIACCA E.,SPINELLA S, IENCO D., GIANNINI P (2011). Annotated Stochastic Context-Free Grammars for Analysis and Synthesis of Proteins. In: EVOBIO2011. Torino, Italy, 2011

See the list of my Pubblications in the research group repository: Type-Hierarchical Overview or Chronological Overview