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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have a dual appointment in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. By courtesy, I am also affiliated with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Sciences. I am a core member of the Optimization group and of the Data Science Hub.

Bio. In 2009 I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Padova, under the supervision of Giacomo Zambelli. Then, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Robert Weismantel, first in the Institute for Mathematical Optimization of the Otto-von-Guericke University, and then in the Institute for Operations Research of ETH Zürich. In 2013 I joined the Mathematical Programming group of IBM Research as a Goldstine fellow. I moved to UW-Madison in 2014, where I got tenured in 2020.

Research. My research interests lie in Mathematical Optimization and Discrete Mathematics, with current emphasis in Mixed Integer Polynomial Optimization. My research has been funded by NSF, ONR, and AFOSR. I am an Associate Editor for Mathematical Programming and Discrete Optimization.

Awards. I received the 2023 Egon Balas Prize and the 2017 Young Researchers Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society, and the 2023 INFORMS Computing Society Prize from the INFORMS Computing Society. In 2013, IBM Research selected me for the Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship. I received the INdAM scholarship from the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica from 2000 to 2004.