I am a early stage scientist deeply devoted and highly passionate for science. I strive for excellence and contribution to knowledge. I am a curious person, hungry of knowledge, as my never-ending education demonstrates. Since I started my undergraduate studies, my interests have always turned around Artificial Intelligence and innovative applications, especially applied to formal reasoning and the World Wide Web. I have completed a BSc with honours and a MSc awarded distinction both in Computer Science at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). I have obtained also a Postgraduate Diploma in statistics and a MSc in Health Informatics awarded distinction at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). I successfully defended my PhD thesis in Artificial Intelligence at Trinity college Dublin. Additionally, I have recently obtained a Postgraduate diploma in Learning and Teaching at Dublin Institute of Technology, where I currently am tenured lecturer, covering both MSc and PhD courses with supervisory roles.
My vision, with my research team, is to formalise the ill-defined construct of human Mental Workload as a computational concept through deductive knowledge representation and reasoning techniques (Defeasible reasoning, Argumentation Theory) and inductive modelling techniques (Machine Learning). Field of applications includes Human-Computer Interaction, Education, NeuroScience, Universal Design.
Alongside my academic path, for the last 20 years I have been designing and developing software solutions at various levels adopting different programming languages, technologies and methodologies. Back to the nineties, my early passion for code got increasingly more vigorous and fine-grained with several experiences as software developer in international software houses. In addition, in the last decade, I have covered the position of software architect and technology leader in a couple of start-ups.
I am actively engaged in dissemination of scientific material, as the TEDx talk below on Artificial Intelligence demonstrates. I have received various awards both for my reserch work and for my teaching. In 2016 I was awarded a "national teaching hero award" from the national forum of teaching and learning in Ireland. I have released interviews to national and international newspapers, TV, radios. Having gained invaluable education, work experience and international recognition I am now strongly motivated to revolutionise the science of mental workload, pave a new research path with a significant impact for the future societies and become a world leader in this field.