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Enrico Pontelli

Enrico Pontelli
Dean of AS, Regents Professor

Contact Info
(575) 646-6239
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Expertise: Logic Programming, Parallel Processing, Programming Languages, Assistive Technologies, Constraint Programming, Bioinformatics, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Multi-Agent Systems


Ph.D., New Mexico State University (1997)


Enrico received a Laurea in Computer Science in 1991 from University of Udine, a Master in Computer Science in 1992 from University of Houston, and a PhD in Computer Science in 1997 from New Mexico State University.

Enrico has received various fellowships (in particular a three years support from EEC to achieve a Master in Computer Science) and a special award from University of Udine as recognition of outstanding thesis work. He has published more than 250 research papers. He has been peer-referee for various conferences and journals on logic programming and parallel computing. He has also served as external consultant for the EEC-funded ESPRIT project AXL.

Enrico is now the director of the knowledge representation, logic, and advanced programing (KLAP) laboratory, a federally funded laboratory dedicated to research on foundations, development and programming of logic and constraint programming, parallel processing and knowledge representation and reasoning. He is also the founding director of the iCREDITS Center of Research Excellence in Design of Intelligent Technologies for Smartgrids.

Enrico serves as director of the Young Women in Computing Program (since 2006), and serves on the leadership team of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI).

He is the recipient of a NSF CAREER award and he has contributed as PI or co-PI to over $17M in extra-mural funding.