Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione

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Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione
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Founder(s) CNR
Established 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Mission Research on computer science
Director Claudio Montani
Location Pisa, Italy

The "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technology (in Italian, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione) is an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).[1] The Institute is located in the CNR Research Area of Pisa. The Institute was founded in 2002 as a merge of two previous CNR institutes: CNUCE and the Istituto di Elaborazione dell’Informazione (IEI). The institute is named in honor of Alessandro Faedo, President of CNR and former Rector of the University of Pisa for his important contributions to the development of Computer Science in Italy. The mission of the institute is producing scientific excellence and to playing an active role in technology transfer[2] in the field of Computer Science.

In 2012 the research staff of the institute counts more than 120 researchers and technologists.[3]

It is the developer of the molecular modelling software QuteMol and the 3D mesh processing software MeshLab.


  1. ^ List of the CNR institutes
  2. ^ Mission of the ISTI - CNR
  3. ^ Description of the institute (in Italian) with link to a brochure (in English)

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