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 Pinós 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).
- E-mail: first name dot last name at gmail.com
- Profile on Google scholar
- Curriculum Vitae and research interests.
- The institutional home page at the Institute of Neuroscience website.
- Other pages are at GPUGRID.net and at the multiscalelab website.
- My GitHub repos.
- ResearcherID: H-1866-2011; ORCID: 0000-0001-6449-0596 (if you are into curating such proprietary databases)
- I am not on Facebook, etc. See why. (Warning: satire).