BraInside Project - DGA (November 2019 – 2023)
Principal investigator together with Laurent Viennot of a 3-year national research project on artificial neural networks, funded by the DGA (the French Government Defence procurement and technology agency).
ISIDE Project - University of Rome Tor Vergata (March 2018 - August 2019)
External member of the ISIDE university-level project (funded by University of Rome Tor Vergata).
Sapienza "Progetti Avvio alla Ricerca Anno 2015" (August 2015 - August 2016)
Progetti Avvio alla Ricerca Anno 2015 were small grants from Sapienza University reserved to PhD students and postdocs.
- Arthur Carvalho Walraven Da Cunha (INRIA Sophia Antipolis).
- Francesco D'Amore (INRIA Sophia Antipolis), co-supervised with Nicolas Nisse.
- Emilio Cruciani (Gran Sasso Science Institute), co-supervised with G. D'Angelo and L. Becchetti.
- Hossein Baktash (Sharif Institute of Technology), intern in the I3S Lab (COATI Team), Sophia Antipolis, during Summer 2019.
- Paul Bastide (ENS Rennes), intern in the COATI Team, Sophia Antipolis, during Spring 2019.
- Iliad Ramezani (Sharif Institute of Technology), intern at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, during Summer 2018.
- Emilio Cruciani (Gran Sasso Science Institute), intern at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, in Summer 2017.
- Giacomo Scornavacca (Università degli Studi dell'Aquila), intern at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, in Summer 2017.
- Arno Gobbin, PFE at Polytech Nice Sophia. Project: Computational complexity of puzzles and games. 2019-20.
- Niko Kleer (HTW Saar), at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken. Thesis: Self-Stabilizing Broadcast with 1 Bit. Defended in 2017.
Awards, Grants etc.
- Best Italian Young Researcher in Theoretical Computer Science, awarded by the Italian Chapter of the EATCS.
- Prix d’excellence d’Université Côte d’Azur 2019.
- I've been invited to attend the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
- I've been awarded a fellowship of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, for the Brain and Computation Program.
- My PhD thesis On the computational power of simple dynamics has been awarded the Best PhD Thesis in Theoretical Computer Science Award by the Italian Chapter of EATCS.
- Outstanding PhD Student of Year 2015-2016 Award (ex-equo), awarded by the Computer Science PhD School of Sapienza University of Rome to the best PhD student(s) of the School.
- The paper KADABRA is an ADaptive Algorithm for Betweenness via Random Approximation by Michele Borassi and me won the Best Student Paper (Track B) at ESA 2016. Our algorithm is included in version 5.0 of Networkit, a famous library for large-scale network analysis.
- The paper Plurality Consensus in the Gossip Model (SODA '15) by L. Becchetti, A. Clementi, me, F. Pasquale, and R. Silvestri, won the Best Paper of the PhD School in CS at Sapienza 2015, with two other papers.
Thanks for their support
August 2015 - I've been granted a Progetti Avvio alla Ricerca Anno 2015, some grants from Sapienza University reserved to PhD students and postdocs.
September 2014 - I joined the group awarded the Italian MIUR-PRIN 2010-11 Project ARS TechnoMedia, coordinated by Alessandro Panconesi.
October 2013 - Awarded an Italian Government PhD Scholarship at Sapienza University of Rome.
2008 - 2013 - My bachelor's and master's studies were supported by LAZIODISU Scholarship - Agency for the Right to University Studies in the Lazio region.
I am an associate editor of the WikiJournal of Science.
Organization of Conferences
- Together with David Coudert, we are organizing SEA 2021 in Nice.
Spring 2018 - I've been organizing the Brain-related Computing Interest Group's meetings in the The Brain and Computation Program of the Simons Institute.
November 2015 - With Luca Becchetti, Andrea Clementi and Francesco Pasquale, I organized the second edition of the workshop Kolmogorov Meets Turing.
Conference reviews for STOC, SODA, PODC, ICALP, SPAA, Random Structures & Algorithms, DISC, IPDPS, ICDCS, OPODIS, EUROPAR, SIROCCO, CIAC.
Journal reviews for Distributed Computing, PLOS One, JCSS, Computer Networks, Physics Letter A, ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing.
PhD Thesis Committee
Member of the Brieuc Guinard's PhD jury.
Date of defense: November 4th 2020.
Institution: IRIF (Paris).
Thesis title: Intermittent Lévy Walks and applications to biological searches.
Member of the Stephan Friedrichs' PhD committee (academic assistant), defended on September 11th 2017 at Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Thesis title: Metastability-Containing Circuits, Parallel Distance Problems, and Terrain Guarding.
Projects for Popularizing Science
Together with Stefano Leucci and Luciano Gualà, we created and currently manage the Complexity of Games Compendium.
2019 - ...
CNRS researcher (Chargé de Recherche) at the I3S Lab (Université Côte d’Azur), and a member of the INRIA Project-Team COATI.
November 2019 - January 2020
Visiting Professor at University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
2016 - 2018
Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Kurt Mehlhorn's Algorithms&Complexity Group.
January 2018 - May 2018
Fellow of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing (U.C. Berkeley) in the Brain and Computation Program.
2013 - 2017. PhD in Computer Science at Sapienza Università di Roma, advised by Riccardo Silvestri and Andrea Clementi.
February 2011 - July 2013. Master's degree in Computer Science at Università di Roma Tor Vergata.
2008 - 2011. BSc. in Mathematics at Università di Roma Tor Vergata.
Schools & Workshops
The following list is not exhaustive after September 2015 (and not updated anymore after October 2017).
July 2016. 4rd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms, in Chicago (co-located with PODC'16).
September 2015. Cargèse fall school on random graphs, at IESC
August 2015. 3rd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms, at MIT.
April 2015. Workshop Random Walks on Random Graphs and Applications, at EURANDOM.
August 2014. Summer School on Randomized Techniques for Combinatorial Algorithms, at Simon Fraser University.
September 2013. Fall School Phase Transition in Random Discrete Structures at Graz University of Technology.
August 2011. AILA Summer School in Logic, organized by the Associazione Italiana di Logica e sue Applicazioni.
September 2010. The Rome-Moscow School of Matrix Methods and Applied Linear Algebra, organized by Moscow State University, Institute of Numerical Mathematics INM-RAS and Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Accepted solutions to mathematical problem solving journals
- Mathematical Excalibur: 341 p.s. (published solution), 356 p.s., 364 p.s., 370 p.s.
- Mathematical Reflections: u166 p.s., u172 p.s., u175 p.s., u179 p.s., u182 p.s., u185 p.s., u195 p.s.
- Mathematics Magazine: m1846. Ponder This - IBM Research: December 2012, August 2013.