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Curriculum Vitae

Education

1998-2000 Studies of Physics at Sapienza University and Roma Tre University in Rome
2003-2004 One year Visiting student at Universitè de la Sorbonne and at Department of Cognitive Studies of Ecole Normale Superieure - ENS (Paris, France)
March 2005 Laurea Degree (MA equivalent) in Philosophy (Roma Tre University in Rome) - Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Dorato - Thesis: "The concept of Time in the Theory of Neuronal Group Selection of G. M. Edelman"
July 2010 PhD in Social and Philosophical Sciences at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata - Supervisor: Prof. Giovanni Iorio Giannoli - Thesis: “Normative (Autonomous) Agents in Artificial Societies. A Simulative Study about the Emergence of Social Artefacts”

 

Research experience

January 2006 - December 2008 PhD Student at Computational Chemistry Laboratory, Chemistry Department and Mathematics Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
June 2007 - November 2010 Research fellow in the EC funded project EMIL (EMergence In the Loop: simulating the two way dynamics of norm innovation) at Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Italian National Research Council (CNR)
February 2011 - September 2011 Assistant Researcher at Behavioural Neuroscience Section of Cellular Biology and Neuroscience Department of Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Primatology Group
September 2011 - September 2012 Canadian Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) at McGill University, Anthropology Department, Laboratory of Primatology
Since October 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

 

Grants and scholarships

2003-2004 ERASMUS SCHOLARSHIP
2006-2008 PHD FULL GRANT FROM UNIVERSITY OF MODENA AND REGGIO EMILIA
2009 FULL GRANT FOR THE ESF CONFERENCE SOCIAL GENES,
SOCIAL BRAINS AND SOCIAL MINDS, BUDAPEST 13-16 MAY 2009
2011 Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) (a program of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT))

 

Other educational training

  • Course “Scientific Programming in C” at CINECA (May 2006, Bologna-Italy)
  • Course “From C to C++” at CINECA (May 2006, Bologna-Italy)
  • The second international School in Computational Cell Biology “Computational Methos in Multiscale Processes for Protein Interactions” (4-6/09/2006, Modena, Italia)
  • Ecole d’ètè 2006 Technologies de l’information et da la communication (ICT) et Sciences humaines et sociales (SSH) (EHESS – INT) “Des interactions multiples, entre outilis et objets d’ètudes” (10-14/09/2006, Ile de Porquerolles, France)

Teaching experience (Modelling and Simulation)

  • One week intensive course for Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences
    (AISC):
    • Simulation of Social and Economic Phenomena 2011
    • Agent-Based Simulation in NetLogo 2010
    • Mysteries of Cooperation 2010
    • Computational models of Economic and Social Phenomena 2009
  • 30h Seminar at University La Sapienza, ROMA (a.y. 2009/2010): Introductory Course on Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
  • Lecturer at European Agent Systems Summer School 2009

 

Invited Talks

12/04/2011 University of Rome "Sapienza", Philosophy Department, Agent Based Models as Scientific Method. The Case of Social Behaviour in Primates
29/03/2011 University of Rome "Sapienza", Philosophy Department, Agent Based Models and Social Behaviour in Animals
21/03/2011 Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Cellular Biology and Neuroscience Department, Behavioural Neuroscience Section, Agent Based Models and Social Behaviour in Animals
07/03/2011 Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), The world in in three colors: Social norms and consistent behaviours
17/02/2010 University of Exeter, School of Psychology, Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, Modelling Animal Behaviour Using an Integrated Approach
18/02/2009 University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Zoology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Computational Models (MC): Instructions for Use

 

Review Activity

Functional Ecology, Primates, Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (JEIC), Multi-Agent Based Simulation Conference (MABS), National Geographic Society, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology