Tullio Vardanega is with the Department of Mathematics, School of Science at the University of Padua, Italy, in the position of Associate Professor since 2002. His prime research interests include methods, languages and tools for the engineering of high-integrity real-time systems.
While at the University of Padova he has been team leader for a number of European-level research projects addressing various challenges with the development of timepredictable embedded real-time systems for high-integrity application domains, including space, avionics, railways
and automotive. One of those projects was PROARTIS (FP7-ICT-2009.3.4-249100), a direct precursor to PROXIMA. He is also an advisor, consultant for the European Space Agency as well as project evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission (Directorate-General, Information Technology). He is also a member of various international program committees and ISO-level working groups, in particular, with ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG9 (Ada) and WG23 (Programming Language Vulnerabilities).
From July 1991 to December 2001, he was at the European Space Agency at their Technical and Research Center (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, where he was a key staff member in the area of methods, languages and tools for the engineering of on-board embedded software systems. From December 1987 to June 1991, he was a project leader at Intecs, Italy, a private company engaged in R&D and consulting for leading-edge software technology, where he lead a number of multiannual research projects for a total funding in excess of 4M€.