I am a research scientist at the Institute of Biophysics of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). My main interest is the application of computer-based modeling techniques, such as molecular dynamics and statistical learning, to the modeling of protein-protein and protein-drug interactions (see e.g. publications here and videos here and here). My background includes statistical learning, software and hardware engineering, and high-performance biocomputing architectures.

Between 2008 and 2011 I have been a post-doctoral research assistant in the Computational Biophysics Group at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona (GRIB-IMIM-UPF), where I modeled protein-protein and protein-drug interactions through large-scale all-atom simulations, enabled by accelerated (GPUs) and distributed computing architectures (BOINC and GPUGRID.net). In 2009 I was awarded a 3-year Beatriu de PinĂ³s grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya for the study of unstructured proteins' interactions. Before 2008 I was with the Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics "Mario Stefanelli" of the University of Pavia, where I conducted research on data mining for telemedicine and adaptive human-computer interaction, including wearable sensors (e.g. MyHeart) and speech (e.g. AdaRTE, Homey).

I have a degree in Physics (University of Pisa, 2001) and a PhD in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics (University of Pavia, 2005).