Luca Aceto has been a professor of computer science at the GSSI since September 2017. Before joining the GSSI, he was a full professor at Reykjavik University (2004-to date), an associate professor at Aalborg University (1996-2006) and a lecturer at the University of Sussex (1992-1996). He is an elected member of the Informatics Section of Academia Europaea and a member of the Icelandic Academy of Sciences. He also serves as the chair of the editorial board of LIPIcs, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, and is a member of the Executive Board of the journal Logical Methods in Computer Science, of the Advisory Board of Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, and of the editorial boards of Acta Cybernetica, Acta Informatica, the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming and of Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. He was the president of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science in the period July 2012-July 2016. He was the founder and first chair of IFIP WG 1.8 on Concurrency Theory, and co-founded and co-directed the Icelandic Centre of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science since 2005. 

Luca Aceto’s main research interests are in concurrency theory, with emphasis on the study of algebraic process description languages and on the techniques they support to specify and reason about reactive systems, logic in computer science, structural operational semantics and applications of equational logic to process algebras, formal languages, automata, tropical semirings, min-max algebras and the theory of fixed points. To date, he has published two books, seven book chapters, over 50 journal papers and 70 refereed conference/workshop papers. In addition, he has edited more than 30 volumes.

Luca Aceto received a Distinguished Dissertation Award of the British Computer Society in 1991 and the Reykjavik University Research Award in 2012. He was Teacher of the Year in Mathematics and Computer Science at Aalborg University in 1997 and 1999. His full CV, which includes a complete list of scientific publications, is available at Most of his publications may be found at His Orcid ID is