After a degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan, I spent a brief period at the IBM and the of .
Then, after a year at in Italy, I started my scientific career doing a doctorate in Scientific Computing at the in Germany.
After that, and before initiating the current appointment at the , I was a one-year post-doc at the of the in Rome, a four-months visiting scholar at the of the in Boston and a one-year post-doc at the in Tel Aviv. In 2018 I was research fellow at the of the .
My research interests range from the study of complex systems in general to the modeling of biological systems with particular interest in the immune system and related pathologies. I am also interested in Machine Learning applied to Medicine and Biology.
I have coauthored one book, edited another and coauthored more than 120 peer-reviewed research among journals, books and conference proceedings.
I have been involved as principal investigator in two EU-funded projects of the ICT for Health of the 6th Framework Programme (FP6) and I have coordinated the project of the FP7. Currently work package leader of the H2020 project .
I have been Adjunct Professor for the academic year 2017-2018 at the teaching .
I have been Adjunct Professor for the Academic Year 2018-19 at the of the , teaching .
Currently Adjunct Professor for the Academic Year 2019-20 at the of the , teaching .
EDITORIAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES MEMBERS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
I have served as Program Committee member for a number of international conferences in the field of Computer Science and Systems Biology.
I am Editorial Board Member of PLoS One and Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine.
I was Section Editor of the chapter Agent based modeling and simulation of Springer's Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science.
I have served as referee for a number of Oxford Journals, IEEE, Springer-Verlag and Elsevier journals and for conferences of the IEEE society.
During FP7, I have been employed as expert evaluator by the European Community in the evaluation of proposals and monitoring of projects of the objectives of ICT for Health theme. I have been involved in the evaluation of several project proposals from internation public and private research agencies.
Research Director at the (IAC) of (CNR)
Mathematical Biology, Bioinformatics, Immunological Bioinformatics, Modeling, Simulation, Complex Systems, High Performance Computing, Econophysics, Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks.