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Below is an overview of some relevant places for my life and for my career


Since 2023 I am a researcher at IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca (Italy). IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca


Between 2016 and 2023 I have been a senior lecturer at the University of Roehampton (UK).


In 2015-2016 I worked in the "Unit of Social Ecology" at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).


Between 2013 and 2015 I was in Paris, where I was affiliated with the "Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute", an endeavour of the Paris Diderot University to bring together researchers from sciences, technologies and the social sciences to develop interdisciplinary perspectives around issues related to population growth, increasing energy demand, management of natural resources and human development.


Between 2010 and 2013 I had the opportunity to work in the "Centre of Interdisciplinary Mathematics", in Uppsala (Sweden) Ångstrom Laboratory, Uppsala


In 2009 I got a guest researcher fellowship from the "Complex Systems Institute of Paris-Ile de France" in Paris


I spent about one year at the Laboratory of Informatics of Nantes Atlantique" (a lab of the Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes) in Nantes (France) Polytech Nantes


For my first post-doc I moved to Toulouse, (France), at the "Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale"

Undergraduate studies and PhD

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa During my undergraduate studies and PhD I was in Pisa, Italy, at Scuola Normale Superiore.