Curriculum vitae

He who loves laugh at himself never ceases to amuse
[British proverb]

[An extended, Italian version of the CV is available here]


1999» Ph.D. in Ecology, Università degli Studi di Parma. Thesis: Mesoscale models for metapopulation dynamics. Advisor: Marino Gatto. In a nutshell, the proposed models have been published in Nature.
1996» M.Sc. (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. Thesis: A model for fire regimes in Mediterranean forest. Advisor: Sergio Rinaldi. The dissertation (published here) has been awarded the Italgas prize as the best master thesis in Engineering about Energy and Environment.


2006-to date» Associate Professor, DEI, Politecnico di Milano.
2002 - 2006» Ricercatore (Assistant Professor), DEI, Politecnico di Milano.
2001 - 2002» Associate Researcher (assegnista di ricerca) and Lecturer, Politecnico di Milano.
2000» Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Simon Levin 's Lab), Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA.


March 2007» Visiting Scholar of the Movement Ecology Group (see this Special Feature in PNAS) Institute for Advanced Studies (Principal Investigator Ran Nathan), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, IL.
2009, 2002, 2001, 1999» Visiting Scholar at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University (see above).
Jul 1997» As graduate student at the Adaptive Dynamics Network group (Leader: J. A. J. Metz) of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria.
Jun 1993» As undergraduate student at the Dynamic Systems group (Leader: A. Kriajimskii) of the IIASA (see above).


1999-to date» Acting as reviewer for the following journals: The American Naturalist, Ecology, The Journal of Ecology, Theoretical Population Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Ecological Modelling, Rendiconti Lincei (Scienze Fisiche e Naturali), Mathematical Biosciences, Ecography, Annales Zoologici Fennici, BMC Ecology, BMC Infectious Diseases, Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Environmental Modelling & Software, Mathematical Medicine and Biology.
Sep 2003» Co-organizer of the XIII National Congress of the Italian Society of Ecology (S.It.E.).