I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in Cambridge, MA and an adjunct investigator at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
I’m also serving as independent expert contracted by Finpiemonte Spa, an Italian public company supporting development and competitiveness of Piedmont Region, to evaluate and review projects falling in the broad information and communication technology (ICT) area.
During 2017 I was at Dianovator AB, a new digital health start-up in diabetes technology, spin-off from the activities carried out at the Automatic Control Department at Lund University within the FP7 Project DIAdvisor.
In 2014 I obtained a PhD in Systems and Controls from the Automatic Control Department at Lund University Sweden, under the supervision of prof. Rolf Johansson. My research focused on glucose metabolism modeling and short-term blood glucose prediction in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), under the aegis of the large scale 7th framework European project DIAdvisor. I developed a personalized blood glucose predicting system and an advisory control system for patients affected by type 1 diabetes.
My work on improved diabetes management continued at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a research specialist in the biomedical control group lead by prof. Frank Doyle. There, I designed a data-driven fault detection algorithm able to alert patients of upcoming insulin infusion set failures. During that time, I also performed the analysis of the glucoregulatory system model from a monotone systems perspective, in collaboration with Dr. Aivar Sootla at the University of Liege.
My interests in large-scale networked systems brought me to the Control and Signal Processing Lab at the Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, where I started working with prof. Erik Weyer on water distribution networks for irrigation. Specifically, exploiting sensor measurements collected in the channels and weather information, my research led to the development of dynamical models of irrigation canals affected by wind which are able to accurately reproduce observed behaviour during fields operations and to the design of controllers that guarantee more robust network operations and more efficient distribution of water to farmers.
My curriculum vitae can be found here.
A part from my work, I am interested in all things outdoors.