Simone Vincenzi is posing during a cooking break

I am a mathematical biologist by training and have been team leader, researcher, and manager in my current professional career in artificial intelligence.

I work as Director of AI Development in their Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator at Ericsson in Santa Clara, California. Previously, I worked at Netflix in Los Gatos, California, and before that, at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Between 2012 and 2015, I was a Global Marie Curie Fellow with joint positions at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. As for the time before that, well, the past is the past, with much of it spent in my beloved Parma.

My academic work has been recognized with media coverage and invited talks in Europe, the US, and South America, and has been published 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, after many years of playing football (the non-American version), I now train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (pics), lift weights, and run.
I also like to cook and craft homemade liquors, take plenty of photos, read novels (Shibumi and Heart of Darkness are my all-time favorites), watch auteur movies that occasionally make me fall 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).
I keep myself sharp by writing essays and the occasional academic paper, and designing clothes that people seem to like. 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:
- Peer-reviewed publications I have written,
- Google Scholar Citations page,
- Academic CV
- Machine Learning Scientist Resume,
- 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 give it as a gift to friends, relatives, and enemies too.

Contact me