I am a mathematical biologist by training and Machine Learning team leader, manager, and researcher in my current professional career.
I work in their Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator at Ericsson in Santa Clara, California (before the pandemic, now from my Santa Cruz home). Previously, I worked at Netflix in Los Gatos, California, and at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Between 2012 and 2015, I was a Global Marie Curie Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Before that, well, the past is the past, and it was mostly in my splendid Parma.
My academic work has been recognized with media coverage and invited talks in Europe, the US, and South America, and has been featured in leading scientific journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Ecological Applications, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Biological Conservation, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and PLoS Computational Biology.
My industry work can't be shared as freely as my academic research. However, by clicking on the following links, you can get a glimpse of my technical work in telecommunications and media.
For fun, I train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (pics), after many years of playing football (the non-American version), lift weights, cook and make home-made liquors, take plenty of photos, read novels (Shibumi and Heart of Darkness are my all-time favorites), watch auteur movies occasionally falling asleep (La Notte, Queimada, and Investigation on a Citizen Above Suspicion are those I'd bring with me on a desert island, along with sunscreen and coffee), write essays and the occasional academic paper, and design clothes. I also love to travel, but who doesn't?
I like what rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard said:
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow
Quick links to:
my peer-reviewed publications,
Google Scholar Citations page,
Machine Learning Scientist Resume,
slides of some of my talks, code,
photos from around the world, and
a voluminous collection of essays (also on Substack)
New: I have collected my revised and updated essays in a book (only in Italian for now), with the title, "Flusso inarrestabile di idee e di coscienza". Please read it and gift it to friends, family, and enemies.