Tullio Vardanega currently is an associate professor at the Department
of Mathematics of the University of Padua, Italy, which he joined in
He holds a master degree in Computer Science obtained at the University
of Pisa, Italy, in 1986, and a PhD in Computer Science obtained at the
Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, while working at European
Space Agency Research and Technology Centre (ESA/ESTEC).
After working as project leader in a software consultancy firm in Pisa
from November 1986 to June 1991, he was with ESA/ESTEC from July 1991
to December 2001, holding responsibilities for research and technology
transfer projects ranging from software engineering methods and tools
to real-time systems theory and technology, for use in the production
of the software embedded onboard satellite platforms and launcher
At the University of Padua he joined the Department of Mathematics
where he took on teaching and research responsibilities in the areas of
high-integrity real-time systems, quality of service under real-time
constraints and software engineering methods, including model-driven
engineering and component-based development, and related processes.
He has been running a score of research projects in the areas of his
research interests on funding from international and national
He has been a member of IEEE for the last 20 years.
He is the Italian representative in ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22, the
international standardization subcommittee for programming languages,
their environments and system software interfaces, where he is
especially active in WG9 (Ada) and WG23 (Programming Language
Since 2004 he is president of Ada-Europe, a Europe-based not-for-profit
organization that promotes the use and the knowledge of Ada in academic
and research establishments.