EDUCATION


  • Laurea summa cum laude in Systems and Information Electronic Engineering, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, October 23, 1992.
  • Maturità scientifica (60/60), Liceo Scientifico Ulivi, Parma, 1986
  • Scuola media, Fra Salimbene, Parma, 1981
  • Scuola elementare, Guido Gozzano, Piazza Sardegna, Vercelli, 1978
 
   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


  • Full professor at Département d'Informatique, ULB, Brussels, Belgium.  Courses on bioinformatics and machine learning. Since October 2016.
  • Professor at Département d'Informatique, ULB, Brussels, Belgium.  Courses on numerical analysis, stochastic modeling, bioinformatics, and machine learning. October 2010-September 2016.
  • Associate professor at Département d'Informatique, ULB, Brussels, Belgium.  Courses on numerical analysis, stochastic modeling, bioinformatics, resampling techniques and machine learning.  January 2002-September 2010.
  • Researcher at IMEC, Leuven, Belgium. Researcher  in the Multimedia MICS  group on the topics of quality of service and performance modelling.  April 2001-December 2001.
  • Researcher at Philips Research Laboratories (Natlab), Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Researcher  in the Software Architectures Group on the topics of hardware-software codesign and performance modelling.  April 2000-April 2001. 
  • Researcher at IRIDIA, Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires et de developpements en Intelligence Artificielle, ULB, Brussels, Belgium.  Marie Curie fellow in artificial intelligence, with emphasis on machine learning methods for data analysis, time series prediction, system identification and nonlinear control. April 1997-March 2000.
  • Research assistant at IDSIA, Istituto dalle Molle, Lugano, Switzerland. Researcher in artificial intelligence and robotics, with partecipation to the project A Methodology for Container Flow Forecasting and Positioning in Intermodal Terminal . November 1995 - March 1997.
  • Research assistant at IRIDIA, Institut de recherches interdisciplinaires et de developpements en Intelligence Artificielle, ULB, Belgium. Researcher in artificial intelligence, with emphasis on application of Fuzzy systems and Neural Networks to the problem of Identification.
    October 1994 - October 1995.
  • Research assistant at IRST, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento, Italy. Researcher in artificial intelligence, with emphasis on the role of Intelligent Control in Autonomous Robotics, with IRST Vision Group. January 1994 - September 1994.
       
 

AWARDS


  • Marie Curie fellow
  • IEEE senior member.
  • Ranked second at the International Competition on Time Series organized by the International Workshop on Advanced Black-box techniques for nonlinear modeling in Leuven, Belgium, 1998.
  • Runner-up in the Third Erudit Data Analysis Competition , Aachen, Germany, 1999.
  • Best paper award at the Eleventh Belgium-Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC'99) held in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
 

REVIEWER EXPERIENCES


  • Member of Chist-ERA Scientific Advisory Board
  • Reviewer of European Commission IST projects (e-commerce, machine learning, robotics).
  • Evaluator of proposals of European Commission IST and ERC projects.
  • Reviewer of European Science Foundation program (9th PESC Call for Programme Proposals)
  • Member of the FWO (Flanders Research Fund) panel on IST.
  • Member of ANR (France) evaluation committee.
  • Expert for FNRS, Belgium
  • Expert for INNOVIRIS, Belgium
  • Expert for IWT, Belgium
  • Member of FRM (France) evaluation committee.
  • Member of Scientific Board of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (I3H), ULB, Belgium
  • Member of Editorial board of PLOS One
   

PERSONAL DATA


  • Born in Ancona (Italy) on January 2, 1968
  • Family: Married, three children (M,. L. and G.).
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Soccer team: Fiorentina.