Curriculum Vitae

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Current position

07/2019 – present . Associate Editor, Communications Physics, Nature, London (UK).

Past positions and Education

02/2019 – 06/2019. Postdoctoral researcher, Rainbow Team, Inria Rennes (France).

04/2017 – 01/2019. Postdoctoral fellow, NORDITA – Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, and Stockholm University (Sweden).

09/2011 – 11/2016. Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Collective Behaviour Group and Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (CIM), Uppsala University. Thesis title: “Modelling collective movement and transport network formation in living systems”. Supervisor: Prof. David Sumpter.

01/2011 – 09/2011.  Research Assistant, Collective Behaviour Group, Uppsala University, with Prof. David Sumpter.

2007 – 2010.  M. Sc. Theoretical Physics, Università Statale di Milano, Italy. Thesis title: “Statistical models of constrained evolution for protein interaction networks”. Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Bassetti. Grade 110/110 cum laude.

2003 – 2007. B. Sc. Physics, Università Statale di Milano, Italy. Thesis title: “Extra-dimensional theories for cosmology”, Supervisor: Prof. Daniela Zanon. Grade 105/110.

Scientific Activity

Academic supervision.

2018. Olle Eriksson, Master thesis in Applied Mathematics, Uppsala University. [Supervisor]

2015. John Svensson and Andreas Gådin, Master project in Computer Science, Uppsala University. [Co-supervisor].

Conference organization.

2016. Main organizer of the “Collective Motion 2016” workshop, Uppsala University.


2012-2013. “Mathematical Modelling in Biology”, Biology Department, Uppsala University; ~20 students, master and graduate; 20 hours frontal lectures + 18 hours computer lab.

Awards and Fellowships

2017. Nordita Fellowship for postdoctoral research.

2017. Wenner-Gren travel grant.

2017. GSOFT travel grant.

2015.  Best Flash Talk Award at the “Mediterranean School of Complex Networks”.

2014.  EtoilePM travel grant.

 2014. Wallenbergs travel grant.

And also…

Talks and Seminars

Extended research visits

Schools and Conferences

Media Coverage

Science Communication and Illustration