I am a physicist interested in atomistic simulations, particularly the development of computational methods and their applications to complex problems ranging from biophysics to physics and chemistry.
I studied at the University of Milan, and then I obtained a Ph.D. in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, I am a Fellow in the Atomistic Simulations group at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy.
My research is focused on the integration of machine learning and enhanced sampling techniques to study rare events in physics, chemistry and biology. Examples are the generation of machine learning-based potentials for phase transitions and reactive events, as well as improving on enhanced sampling methods using deep learning and reinforcement learning schemes and the data-driven identification of collective variables.