Linda Pagli

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Linda Pagli (born 1950) is an Italian computer scientist specializing in computer networks and distributed algorithms. She is a professor at the University of Pisa, and a Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. She has also worked with UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help spread expertise in computer science to developing countries.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Pagli was born in Livorno, and earned a laurea from the University of Pisa in 1973. She remained at Pisa as a researcher until 1987, when she obtained a full professorship at the University of Salerno, and returned to Pisa as a professor in 1990.[1]


Pagli is the author of the text Mathematical and Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet (with Fabrizio Luccio and Graham Steel, CRC Press, 2011). She is also the author of several Italian-language books, including:

  • Reti logiche e calcolatore (with Luccio, Bollati Boringhieri, 1991)
  • Storia matematica della rete: dagli antichi codici all'era di internet (Mathematical history of the network: from the ancient codes to the Internet age, with Luccio, Bollati Boringhieri, 2007)
  • Algoritmi, divinità e gente comune (with Luccio, ETS, 2012)
  • Problemi, algoritmi e coding. Le magie dell'informatica (with Pierluigi Crescenzi, Zanichelli, 2017).[2]

Her book Storia matematica della rete was a finalist for the Galileo Prize for scientific communication [it] in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ a b Linda Pagli, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, retrieved 2018-10-22
  2. ^ Review of Problemi, algoritmi e coding: Fischetti, E. (July 2018), "In biblioteca", Giornale di Fisica, 59 (2): 201, doi:10.1393/gdf/i2018-10302-6
  3. ^ Il Campiello delle scienze, Moebius Online, retrieved 2018-10-22

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