Short Bio


  • Ph.D. in Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2012
           > DISC PhD Thesis award, 2012
  • M.Sc. in Space Engineering [cum laude], Politecnico di Milano and Torino, Italy, 2008
           > Gold Medal of Politecnico di Milano, 2008
  • B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering [cum laude], Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2005


I obtained my Master's Degree in Space Engineering from both Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino with honors, in April 2008, after four months spent at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. I also obtained the Alta Scuola Politecnica diploma, in June 2008.

From September 2008 till November 2012, I was with the Delft Center for Systems and Control at Delft University of Technology working towards my PhD degree, which I successfully defended on the 5th of November 2012. During this period I spent a three month visit at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

I then spent 3+1 years as a Post-Doctoral researcher. In particular, from January 2013 till February 2016, I was with the Circuits and Systems Group at Delft University of Technology, while collaborating with UPenn, Philadelphia, USA. And, from March 2016 till January 2017, I was with the ICTEAM Institute at UCLouvain.

Subsequently, from February 2017 till August 2021, I was a research staff member with the optimization and control group, then the AI and Quantum group at IBM Research Ireland.

And, finally, from September 2021, I am a research professor at ENSTA Paris. I have defended my HDR on the 9th of September 2022 at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

I have been awarded the DISC PhD Thesis Award 2012, for my PhD Thesis (the award recognizes the best PhD thesis in the field of Control defended in a given year in the Netherlands) and the Politecnico gold medal as for the best graduate student from Politecnico di Milano in 2008. I received an honorable mention at the 33rd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Bali, 2002, and I took part in the national Italian Mathematics Olympiad, 2001.