In addition to his role at Khalifa University, Mr. Damiani is the leader of the Big Data Initiative at the Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Centre (EBTIC). He is on extended leave from the Department of Computer Science at Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab and coordinates several large scale research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Research and by private companies such as British Telecom, Cisco Systems, SAP, Telecom Italia and many others.
His research interests include business process analysis and privacy-preserving big data analytics. He is the Principal Investigator of the TOREADOR H2020 project on models and tools for big data as a service.
Mr. Damiani is a recipient of the Stephen S. Yau Services Computing Award, which honors excellent researchers for outstanding contributions to the field of services computing.