Team

Roberta Calegari

Roberta Calegari

Researcher

Roberta Calegari is Researcher at the Department of Law of the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna and Adjunct Professor of Foundations of Informatics at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna.

After several years of professional experience in major IT companies, she received her PhD in Computer Engineering in 2017. Her research interests include logic programming, intelligent systems, programming languages, autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, and pervasive systems. Her PhD thesis focuses on the engineering of pervasive systems, in particular exploring the role of intelligence and logic programming models and technologies in context-aware IoT pervasive systems.

Giuseppe Contissa

Giuseppe Contissa

Researcher

Giuseppe Contissa is professor in Legal Informatics and Information Technology and Law at the University of Bologna, Department of Legal Studies. He has been a Max Weber fellow and a research associate at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, resident fellow at the Stanford Center for Computers and the Law (CodeX), at Stanford University, and professor in Legal Informatics and in Legal Theory at LUISS University – Rome.

His research interests include artificial intelligence and law, computable models of legal reasoning and knowledge, legal theory, legislative drafting, legal and ethical issues of artificial intelligence and robotics, liability and automation in socio-technical systems. He has published widely on these topics and has worked in several national and European projects, while also speaking at national and international conferences. 

Francesca Lagioia

Francesca Lagioia

Research Fellow

Dr. Francesca Lagioia is research fellow at the European University Institute. She is adjunct professor at the University of Bologna in Legal Informatics and Computer law and AI and Law, at the University of Bologna. She has been  Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow (1st September 2017-until 31st August 2018) at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy). In March 2016, she earned her Ph.D. in Law Science and Technology from the University of Bologna. 

Her research interests include: artificial intelligence and law, computable models of legal reasoning and knowledge, legal theory, computer law and internet law, in particular privacy and data protection law, and  consumer law; law and automation in socio-technical systems, with a specific focus on normative and deliberative agents, and the liability issues arising in connection with the use of autonomous systems.

She has published widely on these topics and has worked in several national and European projects.

Andrea Loreggia

Andrea Loreggia

Research Fellow

Andrea Loreggia has been a postdoc at the University of Padova (Italy) where he worked on a project funded by the Future of Life Institute. The project was focused on how to embed and reason with ethical principles in AI systems. He is involved in working groups for the ethical development of AI for an Italian foundation and IEEE. His research interests are on artificial intelligence spanning from computational social choice to deep learning. He was an intern at the IBM Research Yorktown Lab, where he developed a framework for algorithm portfolios based on machine learning techniques. The research has been patented by IBM in 2017. He received his doctorate in Computer Science and also the Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Science from the University of Padova.

Hans W. Micklitz

Hans W. Micklitz

Professor of Economic Law

Professor Hans W. Micklitz, Professor of Economic Law in the Law Department, will retire this summer after 12 years at the EUI.

Since joining the EUI as Professor of Law in 2007, Prof. Micklitz has served as Director of Graduate Studies from 2009-2012 and Head of the Law Department from 2012-2014.

Outside of the EUI, Prof. Micklitz has also worked as Head of the Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition, Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Law at the Universities of Bamberg/Erlangen for Civil Law, and Head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law, Bamberg, in addition to multiple visiting professorships and consultancies in institutions across Europe and the USA.  

He has received multiple prizes, including Finland's Distinguished Professor of the Academy of Science. He was also the recipient of an ERC Grant for his project European Regulatory Private Law, for which he served as Director of Research from 2011-2016.

Prof. Micklitz has published prolifically throughout his career, authoring books such as European Economic Law with Stephen Weatherill (Farnham: Ashgate, 1997), The Politics of Judicial Cooperation in the EU (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), and The Politics of Justice in EU Private Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Giuseppe Pisano

Giuseppe Pisano

PhD. in Law, Science and Technology

Giuseppe Pisano is a PhD student in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate. He obtained his master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna (March 2020) with a thesis focusing on the integration between sub-symbolic techniques and logic models.

His research focuses on Legal Reasoning, Argumentation and Multi-Agent Systems.