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Within the INCA project, members of two different departments of the University of Bologna are covering important and multidisciplinary aspects of the research: the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, to which Edoardo Mollona, the project coordinator, belongs, the Department of the Arts and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Role in INCA: The members of the Department of the Arts will be leading WP1 (the Theoretical Framework), the members of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will lead WP3 and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, including Edoardo Mollona, will be leading WP4, WP11 and WP12, as well as the whole project, apart from having a crucial collaboration and participation role in all work packages.
INCA project coordinator:
Edoardo Mollona is the coordinator of the INCA project and is a full professor of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna.
Edoardo graduated cum laude in Strategic Management at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) and received a PhD degree in Strategic Management/Decision Sciences at the London Business School. He is currently a full professor of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna. He conducts research on the relationship between corporates and politics, with a specific focus on privatization and on the ethics of corporate political action. He as well has an interest in the formal modelling of corporate strategy sustainability. In these areas of research, he has published books and journal articles, has been a number of chairs of national and international conferences, edited the book Computational Analysis of Firms’ Strategy and Organizations for Routledge and co-edited the book Philosophy and Business Ethics for Palgrave Macmillan. He was previously the principal investigator of PERCEIVE (Perception and Evaluation of Regional and Cohesion Policies by Europeans and Identification with the Values of Europe), a research project funded by Horizon 2020, and he currently is the principal investigator of the project INCA (INcrease Corporate political responsibility and Accountability) funded in the EU framework Horizon Europe.
INCA Team members:
Sandro Mezzadra teaches political theory at the University of Bologna and is an adjunct fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society of Western Sydney University.
Sandro has been visiting professor and research fellow in several places. His recent work has centered on the relations between globalization, migration and capitalism, on contemporary capitalism as well as on postcolonial criticism. He participates in the ‘post-workerist’ debates being one of the founders of the website www.euronomade.info. Among his books: Diritto di fuga. Migrazioni, cittadinanza, globalizzazione (2006), La condizione postcoloniale. Storia e politica nel presente globale (2008), Nei cantieri marxiani. Il soggetto e la sua produzione (2014; English edition In the Marxian Workshops,2018) and Un mondo da guadagnare. Per una teoria politica del presente (2020). With Brett Neilson he is the author of Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor (Duke University Press, 2013) and of The Politics of Operations. Excavating Contemporary Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2019).
Danilo Montesi is a full professor of data management and data analysis in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna.
In 1993, Danilo obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy. After completing his PhD, he worked at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. In October 1993 he became a Fellow of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) and moved to the University of Lisboa, Portugal. Under the same fellowship, he later worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK and at the Department of Computer Systems and Telematics, University of Trondheim, Norway. In October 1994 he was awarded a Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) fellowship to work at Imperial College, London, UK. Under a Senior NATO fellowship, he worked at the Department of Computing, Purdue University, USA in 1996. He visited British Telecom Labs with a Senior Fellowship in 1997, Stanford University in 2018 under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo in 2023. From 1996 to 2000 he was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milano, Italy and taught at the School of Information Systems, University of East Anglia, UK. In 2000 he became an associate professor at the University of Bologna, Italy. In 2002 he became a full professor at the University of Camerino. Since November 2005 he has been a full professor of Database and Information Systems at the University of Bologna. His principal interests are in the area of data and information management.
Mattia Frapporti is a Junior Researcher within the HorizonEurope INCA project at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna.
Previously, Mattia worked for four years as a research fellow in the Horizon2020 PLUS – Platform Labour in Urban Spaces project. He obtained the PhD in Contemporary European History with a thesis on “The Logistical Space of United Europe. Jean Monnet and the rationality of integration”, (tutor: Sandro Mezzadra). His main interests are the history of European logistical-infrastructural integration, genealogies of logistics, the relationship between logistics and political spatiality, capitalism 4.0, platforms world and their impact on urban spaces. He is the author of many articles, and chapters in international publications. He is a founding member of the research group Into the Black Box and he is on the editorial board of Zapruder and on the board of the Foundation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe.
Maurilio Pirone is a Junior Researcher for the HorizonEurope INCA project at the Department of Arts, University of Bologna, where he teaches political philosophy.