Francesca Rossi (born December 7, 1962) is an Italian computer scientist, doing research in artificial intelligence. She is a full professor at the University of Padua. She is the president of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and is Associate Editor in Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. She has been appointed an IBM Fellow in 2020.
She received her Laurea in Information Science from the University of Pisa in 1986, and a PhD in Computer Science from the same university in 1993.
She was an assistant professor (1992–1998) at the University of Pisa and an associate professor (1999–2001) of Computer Science at the University of Padua.
Since 2001 she is full professor of Computer Science at the University of Padua and currently on sabbatical as a Fellow of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University.