For the past three decades the focus of Franco Preparata's research has been the design and analysis of algorithms in their most general connotation. With the remarkable evolution of computer technology, his research interests have also been evolving. He has been deeply interested in fundamental algorithms and data structures, VLSI computation and layout, and parallel algorithms.
He is also currently interested in computational biology (also called 'bioalgorithmics'), an emerging discipline that entails the development and use of mathematical and computer science techniques to solve problems in molecular biology.
Research occupies much of Professor Preparata's time, at any hour of the day (and, occasionally, in the middle of the night!). But he also likes to apportion time to a variety of other interests: he is an avid reader of history, fiction, art, and archeology; frequently, he relaxes looking at his Zen garden, which he designed and built with his own hands (and back).
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