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I obtained the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Pisa University, Italy, in October 2003. My thesis "Bayesian Source Separation of Astrophysical Images Using Particle Filters" was written after a 10-month internship at ISTI-CNR (Information Science and Technology Institute, Italian National Research Council).

After graduation, I kept working at ISTI-CNR as a "graduate fellow" in the context of the European Space Agency's PLANCK project, developing algorithms for signal separation, based on particle filtering techniques.

In September 2004 I joined the Laboratory for Cognitive Brain Mapping in RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, where my main research focus became high-field (4T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the study of the human visual system.

In January 2007 I enrolled the doctorate course in "Molecular, Metabolic and Functional Exploration of the Nervous System and the Sensory Organs" at Pisa University, Italy, while I continued conducting experiments in Japan. Between November 2007 and March 2009 I was also affiliated to the RIKEN BSI - TOYOTA Collaboration Center, Vigilance-Drowsiness Unit.
I obtained the PhD degree in January 2010.

In February 2011 I moved back to Pisa and joined the IMAGO7 Foundation, based at the Stella Maris Research Institute and Hospital, which hosts the first Italian ultra-high field (7 Tesla) MRI system for studies in humans.

For a detailed CV, please contact me via e-mail.









Updated on Sept 15th, 2017