Research Software Engineer

Alessio Sclocco


Alessio studied Computer Science at the University of L’Aquila (Italy), where he obtained a bachelor’s and master’s (cum laude) degrees. He also obtained a master’s in Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.

In Amsterdam, he developed an interest in high-performance and parallel computing and began working with Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) during his master’s project.

After graduation, he worked for over a year as a researcher at the VU exploring the acceleration of radio astronomy algorithms. He later started a PhD at the VU on the topic of accelerating radio astronomy algorithms using many-core accelerators and auto-tuning.

During his PhD, he also spent a year working as a Scientific Programmer at ASTRON, the Netherlands institute for Radio Astronomy, contributing to the real-time pipeline for ARTS, the Apertif Radio Transients System. He defended his PhD at the VU in 2017.

Alessio joined the Netherlands eScience Center in February 2017. In 2019, he spent three months as a visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Key skills

  • Exploiting hardware accelerators
  • High-performance computing