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Antonio Vetrò is Assistant Professor at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. He coordinates research programs at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society. He is also senior researcher and member of the scientific board of the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies in Torino “Umberto Eco” Scienza Nuova. Antonio conducts interdisciplinary studies on the relationship between digital technologies and society: he is currently studying how to detect and mitigate discriminations of automated decision systems. He has a long experience in empirically evaluating methods for software and data quality improvement.


He is member of the international committee ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7/WG6 Software and System Engineering - Software Product and System Quality and of the Italian Software Engineering Committee at UNINFO (delegated at ISO for standardisation in information technologies). He serves in the editorial board of the International Journal of Technoethics (IJT).


Antonio has been researcher and adjunct member of the scientific board of the Future Urban Legacy Lab from April 2018 to September 2021. Antonio has been Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from November 2015 to August 2017 and Research Programs Manager at ORS group from September 2017 to January 2018. Further in the past, he has been post-doctoral research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at the Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA).

He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), obtained working at the Software Engineering Research Group (Softeng, at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering) with a doctoral thesis on the empirical assessment of the impact of static code analysis on software quality.

(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-2027-3308
Scopus Author ID: 36133927600
WoS ResearcherID: M-9042-2019
Google Scholar ID: zSl1DjUAAAAJ&hl
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Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

SH5_11 - Ethics; social and political philosophy PE6_9 - Human computer interaction and interface, visualisation and natural language processing PE6_12 - Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools PE6_3 - Software engineering, operating systems, computer languages PE6_10 - Web and information systems, database systems, information retrieval and digital libraries, data fusion


Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions Goal 10: Reduced inequalities


Algorithm fairness Automated decision making Data ethics Data quality Digital policy Empirical software engineering Governance of digital systems Iso 25000 Software bias Software quality
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Siebel Energy Institute - Smart Energy conferred by Siebel Energy Institute, United States (2016)
  • Best Paper Award EGOV-2020 conferred by Digital Government Society, United States (2020)

Editorial boards

  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TECHNOETHICS (2020-), Editorial board member
  • INFORMATION (2019-2021), Editorial board member

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore a tempo det. at Università di Monaco di Baviera (TU Munchen) (1/9/2013-31/8/2015)