Organisation of the Faculty of Informatics

Organisational chart of the Faculty of Informatics
Organisational chart of the Faculty of Informatics

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council exercises its authority on all general matters related to the interests of the Faculty, especially those pertaining to teaching and research activities. More information are available in the Faculty statute. The list of professors and representatives of students, Phds, post-docs and lecturers is available in Plan of Studies of the Faculty.


Dean and Vice Deans

The Dean and the Vice Deans act as the Faculty's executive body. The Dean, assisted by the Vice Deans, leads and manages the Faculty by implementing the decisions of the Faculty Council and the Board of Professors. The Dean represents the Faculty in the USI Council. More information are available in the Faculty statute.


Current Dean and Vice Deans:

Marc Langheinrich

Dean of the Faculty of Informatics

Marc Langheinrich is Full Professor at the USI Faculty of Informatics. He received a Master's degree (Dipl.-Inf.) in computer science from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1997, and a PhD (Dr. sc.) in the areas of ubiquitous computing and privacy from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2005. Prior to joining the Università della Svizzera italiana in 2008, Prof. Langheinrich was a senior researcher and lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of the ETH Zurich. He also worked for two years as a researcher at NEC Research, Tokyo, Japan, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. His main research interests are privacy, security, and usabilityissues, in particular in the areas of ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

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Ernst-Jan Camiel Wit

Vice-Dean for Strategy & Development

Professor Ernst C. Wit is Professor of Statistics and Data Science and serves as the director of the Institute of Computing. He obtained PhDs in Philosophy (1997, Penn State) and Statistics (2000, University of Chicago) in the US. From 2000 until 2005 he was in the Statistics Department at the University of Glasgow, where he became a Reader. In 2005 he became head of the Medical Statistics Unit (12 FTE) at the University of Lancaster as full professor. From 2008 until 2018 Wit was at the University of Groningen. Since 2018 he is working in Switzerland, where he has continued to work on methodological development in high-dimensional inference with a specific focus on network modelling. 

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Carlo A. Furia


Carlo A. Furia is an associate professor in the Software Institute at the USI Faculty of Informatics. He received his PhD in informatics from the Politecnico di Milano in 2007. Before joining USI in 2018, he worked as senior researcher and lecturer at ETH Zurich (2009–2015), and as an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden (2016–2018). His research interests center around developing rigorous techniques and tools to analyze and improve the quality, correctness, and reliability of software and systems, with a focus on practical and realistically applicable results

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Board of Professors

The Board of Professors identifies the Faculty members that are called upon to sit in a commission for the appointment of professors, assigns courses to lecturers, and proposes the awarding of Honoris Causa and Professor Emeritus. More information are available in the Faculty statute.


Other contact persons

Below is a list of other persons who hold managerial positions within the activities of the Faculty.

Coordinator of Faculty activities / projects and external relations
Ing. Mauro Prevostini

Delegate for International Relations
Prof. Paolo Tonella

Delegate for Innovation and Corporate Relations
Prof. Antonio Carzaniga

Delegate for Continuing Education
Prof. Carlo Alberto Furia

Delegates for Student Affairs
Prof. Olaf Schenk & Prof. Gabriele Bavota

Study curricula Directors


Dean's office and services

Please visit the following page:



According to USI statute, Institutes are training and research units supported by one or more Faculties, subject to approval by the University Council.

The responsibilities, tasks, organisation and members of the Institutes are defined by specific agreements between the Faculties and the Rectorate. These agreements set the scope and limits within which an Institute can engage in its own right with third parties. The contract has limited duration and is renewable.

The Institutes do not have a distinct legal personality and are headed by a Director appointed among professors (Full or Associate) of the Institutes, according to the terms of agreement. Specialised sub-units (centres, observatories, laboratories, groups ...) can be created inside or in cooperation between the institutes, with the aim of carrying out specific research projects and/or handling specific aspect of the training.

The list of the Institutes supported by the Faculty of Informatics is available at this page: