Antonio Vetrò is conducting research on Artificial Intelligence in the urban context, in collaboration with the Future Urban Legacy Lab at Politecnico di Torino.
Antonio has been Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from November 2015 to August 2017 and Research Programs Manager at ORS from September 2017 to January 2018. Further in the past, he has been post-doctoral research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA). He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), obtained working at the Software Engineering Research Group (Softeng, at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering) with a doctoral thesis on the empirical assessment of the impact of static code analysis on software quality.
Antonio is specialised in empirical methodologies and statistical analyses, applying such an empirical epistemological approach to study the impact of technology on society. He worked on methodologies to improve the quality of software and -more recently- data. He is also interested in understanding how to transfer technological innovations to industry and public institutions.
More generally, his mission is to critically understand the benefits of IT innovations and digital culture and deliver them to societies. With such a personal commitment, he has also volunteered in several development cooperation projects in Bosnia i Herzegovina, Kenya, India and as well in local communities in Italy.
Antonio is member of the Software Engineering Committee at UNINFO (delegated at ISO for standardisation in information technologies).