Biographical Sketch

Simona E. Rombo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Universitá degli Studi di Palermo (Palermo, Italy) since September 2012, where she collaborates with Professor Raffaele Giancarlo. Simona E. Rombo was a Research Fellow at ICAR-CNR since July 2010 to September 2012, and at DEIS of Universitá della Calabria (Cosenza, Italy) since March 2006 to June 2010, where she collaborated with Professor Luigi Palopoli. Her main research activities focus on Bioinformatics, Algorithms and Data Structures and Data Mining, with applications in Data Compression and Information Retrieval. She contributed to develop and/or coordinated the development of several software tools in these fields.

She was visiting scientist at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked on motif extraction and data compression. In collaboration with the Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica of the Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, she contributed to the development of some packages for statistical indices computation included in the SeqAn Library for sequence analysis developed at the Institut für Informatik of the Freie Universität of Berlin.

In March 2006, Simona E. Rombo concluded her PhD in "Ingegneria Informatica, Biomedica e delle Telecomunicazioni (Computer Sciences, Biomedicine and Telecommunications)"; the dissertation title is "Methods and Techniques in Bioinformatics Applied to Pattern Discovery and Protein Structure Prediction". During her doctoral studies, she was visiting scholar at the Computer Science Department of the Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA), where she started to collaborate with Professor Alberto Apostolico on motif extraction from digital images.

On July 24, 2002, Simona E. Rombo obtained her Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (summa cum laude), from the Universitá "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria.

Simona E. Rombo got the diploma of scientific maturity at Liceo Scientifico Leonardo Da Vinci of Reggio Calabria with score 60/60 in July 1996.

Simona E. Rombo was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) where she grow up and studied.