Francesca Rossi is a professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy. Currently she is on sabbatical at Harvard with a Radcliffe fellowship.
Her research interests include constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and artificial intelligence.
She has been president of the international association for constraint programming (ACP) and she is now the president of IJCAI. She has been program chair of CP 2003 and of IJCAI 2013.
She is in the editorial board of Constraints, Artificial Intelligence, AMAI, and KAIS. She will be Editor in Chief of JAIR starting January 2015.
She has published over 160 articles in international journals, in proceedings of international conferences or workshops, and as book chapters. She has co-authored a book. She has edited 16 volumes, between conference proceedings, collections of contributions, and special issue of international journals. She has co-edited the Handbook of Constraint Programming (Elsevier, 2006). Her h-index is 27. Her most cited papers have more than 560 citations. She has more than 100 co-authors.