About me

I am a computational topologist and my research focus is to develop and apply new topological approaches to study complex systems. Currently, I apply these techniques to brain and social networks but you can take a look at my full CV here, if you are curious about the different kind of work I have done.

I am currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at University of Vermont and external faculty of the Vermont Complex Systems Center. I am a Principal Investigator of an R21 NIH grant on "Integrative Predictive Modeling of Alzheimer's Disease" for which I develop models for the joint analysis of genomics and neuroimaging data. Up to June 2021, I was an Assistant Research Scientist at Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) in Bloomington (IN), where I worked on mathematical modelling for brain networks in close collaboration with Olaf Sporns and his team.

I obtained my Ph.D in Applied Mathematics at Politecnico di Torino with a dissertation titled: "Simplicial Data Analysis: theory, practice, and algorithms". During my PhD I worked at I.S.I. Foundation in Torino, where I was a part of the research group on "Mathematics and the foundation of complex systems".