Francesco Tosoni (IPA: [fraŋ'ʧesko to'zoːni]) is pursuing a PhD degree at the Computer Science at the University of Pisa, in Italy, under the supervision of professors P. Ferragina and G. Manzini. He is currently a member of the Acube laboratory (A³, Advanced Algorithms and Applications) directed by professor P. Ferragina. His research interests include lossless-compression algorithms and data structures, string indexing and stringology in general, and Big Data analytics.
He attained his BSc degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering at the University of Perugia (Italy, EU); he continued his studies in Pisa and received in 2020 the MSc degree in Computer Science and Networking, which was a joint initiative of the University of Pisa and of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. His thesis, with the title "Algorithms and Data Structures for Efficient Ride Sharing Platforms", won the Con.Scienze 2020 best thesis award. In 2020 he received a scholarship and study grant on the topic "Algorithms and data structures for urban mobility platforms", at the University of Pisa. The same year, he obtained the qualification to enrol in the register of engineers (section A, information engineering sector).