The QUANTICOL consortium consists of:
- The University of Edinburgh, Scotland;
- Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione “A. Faedo”, Italy;
- INRIA, Grenoble, France;
- IMT Lucca, Italy;
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany;
- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; and
- The University of Southampton, England.
Our consortium includes a number of internationally leading experts in their fields. Professor Jane Hillston from University of Edinburgh is one of the originators of the use of stochastic process algebras for performance analysis. Her thesis, defining the stochastic process algebra PEPA, won the 1995 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the British Computer Society and the CPHC. In 2005 she was the winner of the first Roger Needham Award for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK-based researcher within ten years of their PhD for her work on PEPA and compositional approaches to performance modelling. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society.
Professor Rocco De Nicola from IMT Lucca is the author of over 100 publications in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has been invited speaker or lecturer for many international conferences or schools. He is a member of the IFIP W.G. 2.2, 1.6 and 1.8, Gruppo 2003 (an association of leading Italian scientists), and Academia Europaea. He is among the ISI HighlyCited researchers in Computer Science for 2003 – 2008 and in 2005 he was appointed “Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic” by the President of the Italian Republic.