Historian of GARR Presidents


Sauro Longhi

Professor Sauro Longhi was born in Loreto in 1955, where he lives with his wife Antonella and daughter Michela.

Sauro Longhi - Presidente del Consortium GARR He graduated in 1979 in Electronic Engineering at the University of Ancona, where - after having achieved the specialization in Engineering of Automatic Control and Computing Systems at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" - he was a researcher first, and then, in 1992, associate professor in Engineering and Technologies of Control Systems. Since 2001 he has been full professor of Automatics. Since 2011 he has been director of the Department of Information Engineering. Since 2010 he has been president of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Support Center for Language Learning (CSAL) based at the Faculty of Economics.

He was the founder and director of several university spin-offs; he chairs the Graduate Association of the Faculty of Engineering of Ancona; and is a member of the Academic Senate of the Polytechnic University of Marche and of the scientific council of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Univpm.

From 2013 to 2019 professor Longhi has been Rector of the Polytechnic University of Marche and from 2014 to 2022 chairman of GARR, unanimously elected by the Board of Directors. Since 2014 he has also been president of the national cluster "Technologies for Living Environments".

His research activity led to over 320 publications in international journals and international conference proceedings. He is the author of two patents.

He was President of Consortium GARR from 2014 to 2022.