Academic career and teaching activities

Academic career and teaching activities


  • 2001-2005 PhD in Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
  • September 2005-January 2006, Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
  • June 28-September 27, 2006, Investigador extranjero en la UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), financed by GRUPO SANTANDER.
  • November 2005-November 2009, Assegnista di ricerca; Alma Mater Studiorum Università degli studi Bologna, Italy.
  • July 2008, Teaching Assistant, MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute - (Berkeley, California - USA).
  • November 2, 2009 - November 1, 2010: Post Doc, CIRM (Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Matematica) - Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento - Italy).
  • November 8, 2010 - November 7, 2012: Individual Marie Curie Fellow (Post Doc) IEF (International European Fellowship), INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique) Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee (France).
  • January 17 - February 26, 2011: Visitor, Mittag-Leer Intitut (The Royal Swedish academy of sciences) invited by A. Dickenstein, S. Di Rocco, R. Piene, K. Ranestad and B. Sturmfels for the Spring Semester 2011 "Algebraic geometry with a view towards applications".
  • November 2012 - December 2013, Researcher RTD a), University of Torino, Department of Mathematics "Giuseppe Peano", Italy.
  • December 2013 - January 2016, Researcher RTD b), University of Bologna, Department of Mathematics, Italy.
  • November 2014 - December 2014. Long-Term Participant at Simons Institute for Theory of Computing (Berkeley, CA, USA), in the framework of the Fall Program 2014 "Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry", Invited by P. Burgisser, JM Landsberg, K. Mulmuley, B. Sturmfels.
  • From February 2016, Associate Professor in Algebra, University of Trento, Department of Mathematics. Italy.

Teaching Activity

  • Teaching activity abroad (for PhD Students or higher)
    • ​​Research Assistant for the American PhD course in Math.: MATH 689-computational complexity geometry, I Semester A.A. 2005-2006, Texas A&M University, College Station (Texas, USA); Teaching Professor: JM Landsberg (College Station, Texas, USA).
    • Teaching Assistant for JM Landsberg (Texas A&M, Texas, USA), L.-H. Lim (UC Berkeley, California, USA) and J. Morton (UC Berkeley, California, USA) during the Graduate Workshop "Geometry and representation theory of tensors for computer science, statistics and other areas", at MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), Berkeley (California - USA). July 2008.
    •  Main Speaker at "36th Autumn School in Algebraic Geometry: Power sum decomposition and apolarity, a geometric approach". Advanced school for PhD students and higher. Lukecin, Poland, September 1-7, 2013.
  • Teaching activity in Italy (for undergraduates)
    • Teaching Professor
      • Algebra 2, II year course of Mathematics, Univ. Torino, 2012-2013.

      • Geometria 1, I year course of Mathematics, Univ. Torino, 2012-2013.

      • Geometria, I year course of Engineering and architecture, Univ. Bologna, 2014-2015.

      • Teoria Algebrica dei Numeri, III year course of Mathematics, Univ. Trento, 2015-2016.

    • Tutorial Exercises 
      • Geometria e Algebra I, I year course of Mathematical and Physical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2002-2003, teaching professor G. Bolondi.

      • Elementi di Analisi Matematica, Algebra e Geometria. I year course of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2003-2004, teaching professor F. Colombo.

      • Geometria e Algebra Lineare, (allievi A-K and L-Z). I year course of Management Engineering, Univ. Bologna, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 teaching professor A. Gimigliano.

      • Analisi Matematica B (allievi Ingegneri Civili). I year course of Ingegneria Civile, Milano Leonardo Politecnico (Italy), 2004-2005, teaching professor G. Verzini.

      • Geometria e Algebra (Corso integrato, moduli di Algebra e Geometria), I year course of Scienza della Formazione Primaria, Univ. Bologna, 2007-2008, teaching professor A. Gimigliano.

      • Analisi Matematica I, Geometria e Algebra Lineare (Corso integrato, moduli di Geometria e Algebra Lineare), (allievi A-K and L-Z). I year course of Management Engineering,Univ. Bologna, 2008-2010 teaching professor A. Gimigliano.



  • June 1996. Graduated from the high school Liceo Scientico of Polo Scolastico Maria Montessori in Porretta Terme, Bologna, Italy, with 60/60.
  • March 16, 2001 Laurea degree in Mathematics with full marks and honors (110/110 with praise) from Alma Mater Studiorum Università degli Studi di Bologna. Thesis title: "Schemi 0-dimensionali e forme canoniche di polinomi omogenei", (i.e. "0-dimensional schemes and canonical forms of homogeneous polinomials"). Advisor: Prof. A. Gimigliano (University of Bologna).
  • 2001-2005. PhD in Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Milano. Thesis title: "Varieties parameterizing forms and their secant varieties". Advisor: Prof. A. Gimigliano (University of Bologna).

Awards and honors


  • "Borsa di studio ENAM per studenti universitari meritevoli". Academic Years: 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000.
  • Selected among the 100 best students of the Italian high schools by University Orientation Course for at Cortona (Italy). SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE DI PISA. Summer 1995.
  • Scholarship: "Best student of the Scientic Liceo, Polo Scolastico Maria Montessori" (Porretta Terme, Bologna, Italy). Financed by Lions Club of Granaglione Alto Reno, December 1996.
  • Awards for the best student of the Scientic Liceo, Polo Scolastico Maria Montessori (Porretta Terme, Bologna, Italy). Financed by City Council of Gaggio Montano (Bologna, Italy). Years: 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996.
  • Award "VI Latinus Ludus". Financed by Lions Club Cattolica, Maggio 1992.
  • Award for the best student of the Scuola Media Salvo D'Acquisto (Gaggio Montano, Bologna). Year 1991-1992.

Other activities

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