Associate Professor of the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena (Siena, Italy), since January 2021.
2018-2020: Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
-- Senior Researcher (Italian "RTD B, Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato di tipo B (art. 24 c.3-b L. 240/10), SSD ING-INF/05").
2015-2017: Quest-IT S.r.l., Siena, Italy
-- Research and Development (Research Manager since 2016). Topics: Machine Learning-based Conversational Systems, Word-Sense Disambiguation, Question Answering, Natural Language Processing (Multi Language).
2010-2015: Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
-- Research Associate, SSD ING-INF/05 (Italian "Assegno di Ricerca) March 1, 2013 - February 28, 2015. Main Topic: Machine Learning techniques for Developmental Vision Agents. Details: Processing of video streams, Machine Learning-based Object Recognition, Learning from Constraints.
-- Research Associate, SSD ING-INF/05 (Italian "Assegno di Ricerca) March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013. Main Topic: Analysis and development of optimization models to efficiently organize the most critical resources in hospitals.
-- Research Associate, SSD ING-INF/05 (Italian "Assegno di Ricerca) February 1, 2010 - January 31, 2012. Main Topic: Study and formal definition of the basic elements of the theory of Learning from Constraints.
2017: National qualification for becoming Associate Professor (Italian "Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN), seconda fascia, ING-INF/05").
2010: Ph.D. in Information Engineering, Department of Information Engineering (Adaptive Systems for Information Processing - XXII Cycle), University of Siena, Italy. Thesis: "Learning with Pairwise Constraints", Advisor: Prof. Marco Maggini.
2009: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA (ref: Prof. Mikhail Belkin). Topics: Semi-Supervised Learning and Manifold Regularization.
2009: Summer School "Theory of Computational Learning", University of Chicago, Chicaco, IL, USA.
2007: Summer School "The Analysis of Patterns", Pascal Network of Excellence, University of Bologna Residential Center, Bertinoro (FC), Italy.
2007: Qualification exam to become a licensed engineer, University of Florence, Italy.
2006: M.S. (cum Laude), Computer Science (Italian "Laurea Specialistica in Ingegneria Informatica - Sistemi Informatici e Multimediali, Classe 35/S"). Thesis: "Automatic generation of caricatures: Image Warping", Advisor: Prof. Marco Maggini.
2004: B.S. (107/110), Computer Science, (Italian "Laurea Triennale in Ingegneria Informatica - Reti e Sistemi Informatici e Multimediali"). Thesis: "Generating a learning set for an automatic document classifier by a multi-user web interface", Advisor: Prof. Marco Maggini.