Curriculum vitae

Here is a comprehensive version of my CV (updated on November 2nd, 2020).

Short bio - Alessandro Zocca

Current position: 

Since October 2019 I am a tenure-track assistant professor at Department of Mathematics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Analytics & Optimization group.

Previous positions:

From September 2017 until September 2019 I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the CMS department at Caltech, collaborating with prof. Adam Wierman and prof. Steven Low. My research was funded by the NWO Rubicon grant I have been awarded on the topic "Renewables and uncertainty in future power systems: Mathematical challenges and solutions", see the NWO official announcement and the CWI press release. In December 2017 I have also become an affiliate postdoctoral fellow of the Resnick Sustainability Institute.

From January 2016 until August 2017 I have worked as postdoctoral researcher at CWI (Amsterdam) in the group Stochastics in collaboration with prof. Bert ZwartFrom September 2011 until December 2015 I was a PhD student in the section Stochastics (STO) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). My advisors were:

• prof. Sem Borst
• prof. Johan van Leeuwaarden 
• prof. F.R. Nardi

Most of the work done during my PhD is contained in my doctoral thesis "Spatio-temporal dynamics of random-access networks: An interacting particle approach", for which I received the 2015 Applied Probability Trust Prize.

  • December 2015: PhD in Mathematics, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • January 2014: Diploma by the LNMB (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research)
  • July 2011: Master of Advanced Studies (Part III) in Mathematics (final grade: Merit, First-class honours), University of Cambridge, UK
  • July 2010: Bachelor in Mathematics (110/110 cum laude), Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

In September 2019 I obtained the Italian National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as Associate Professor (sector 01/A3 - Analysis, Probability Theory and Statistics)