About me

I’m Head of the Data Science Office at European Gravitational Observatory, since March 2018, and Associate Faculty at Scuola Normale Superiore. I’ve been working on Data Analysis for the Virgo experiment for more than 20 years. After a degree in Physics on Statistical Analysis in Astrophysics for Large Scale Structure of the Universe, I won a Ph.D. fellowship at Physics Department in Pisa and started working on the Virgo experiment. I’m an expert in noise analysis and system identification, developing algorithms for data conditioning and signal detection. I led the noise analysis group for Virgo from 2008 to 2014, developing algorithms for data characterization and for the analysis of transient signals and working with machine learning techniques in this field. From 2014 to 2018 I was the Scientific Coordinator of an Initial Training Network GraWIToN, addressed to the training of young scientists in Gravitational Wave research. I was co-chair of the Machine Learning informal group in the LIGO/Virgo collaboration and Kaggle master. I was the main proposer and action chair for a COST action CA17137 “A network for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics and Machine Learning”. You can find more at this link.