I am a mathematical biologist, machine learning researcher, and data scientist.
I worked at Netflix in Los Gatos, California, and previously at the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. I have also been a European Union Marie Curie Fellow for the project "RAPIDEVO" at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.
I have published 50 peer-reviewed papers, more than 30 of them as lead author (as of September 2018). My work has been recognized with awards, invited talks in Europe, US, and South America, and media coverage, and has been featured in a wide range of leading scientific journals including Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Ecological Applications, PLoS Computational Biology, Biological Conservation, and Journal of the Royal Society Interface. I still try to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed publications in my spare time, most of them on or inspired by the decade-long work I did on the evolution of life histories in long-lived organisms and on the effects of extreme events on demography and life histories.
Here, you can find information on (or link to) my publications, Google Scholar Citations page, academic CV, data scientist resume, a collection of bests and worsts, slides of some of my talks, code, photos of my study systems and conferences I attended, a blog mainly related to academic and intellectual endeavors (mostly discontinued, but maybe I will pick up writing again). Contact me if you have any questions.