Sapienza University (Rome)
I am a researcher with a strong interest in machine learning, particularly deep networks and activation functions. Currently, I am an assistant professor at Sapienza University (Rome). Previously I had a post-doc position at the same department and an honorary research fellowship at the CogBID laboratory at the University of Stirling (UK). I am very keen on promoting machine learning concepts and making them accessible to everyone by organizing events, speeches, and hackathons. I am a co-founder of the Italian Association for Machine Learning, a not-for-profit organization with the aim of promoting machine learning concepts in the public. I am also the co-organizer of the Rome Machine Learning & Data Science Meetup, that organizes monthly events in Rome, and a member of the advisory board for Codemotion Italy. In 2017 I have been certified as a a Google Developer Expert for machine learning. Before my Ph.D., I obtained a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering in 2009, and a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 2011, during which I visited Tohoku University (Japan) for a summer school. I also visited La Trobe University (Melbourne) for a brief research period, under the supervision of Prof. Dianhui Wang. In 2011, I worked for a year as a software developer. Specialties: Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Signal Processing.