I am an Assistant Professor in the new Department of Computing Sciences at Bocconi University. I received my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2013, 2015, and 2019, respectively. I spent different months abroad as a PhD visiting student at the Department of Cancer Biology (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA) and the Computer Laboratory (University of Cambridge). From November 2018 to November 2020, I was a Research Associate at the Department of Haematology of the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. In addition, I was a visiting worker at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. From December 2020 to November 2022, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Bergamo. From December 2022 to August 2023, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics (BIDSA) and the Department of Computing Sciences of Bocconi University.
My research bridges the areas of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tackle complex and computationally intensive problems in biology and medicine. The overarching goal of my research is to propose AI-based approaches and tools that can help increase our knowledge about the processes that drive both cell development and the progression of different pathologies, to move another step toward personalized and regenerative medicine.
Thus, my main scientific interests include Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, High-Performance Computing, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics.