I got a degree in computer science in July 1996 and a PhD in mathematics in December 2000. I became researcher at the CNR institute IMATI in 2001, andÂ I am currently director of IMATI. From 2001 to 2006 I did long research visits to Laboratoire JLL (Paris), Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau), ETH (Zurich) and ICES (UT Austin).
I was awarded an ERC Starting grant in 2008 for the GeoPDEs project and I delivered several plenary lectures during the last years. Among others, I was invited speaker at ICM (Seoul, section 15) in 2014, at GAMM (2014), at MAFELAP (2013) and at ECCOMAS (2012, semi plenary).
Finally, I will deliver a plenary talk at ICIAM (Beijing) in 2015, where I will receive the Collatz prize.