Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Present

PhD

Politecnico di Torino

Currently attending the PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering (2007-2009), within the Fibres and Optical Components research group.

Supervisor: Guido Perrone (guido.perrone@polito.it)

Research topics:

  • Optical fiber sensors (fiber Bragg gratings, plastic fibers, applications)
  • Characterization of optical components
  • Fiber lasers
  • Signal processing

Part of my PhD thesis will be devised to the Fulbright BEST program, a full immersion in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurialship that will hoprefully support me for putting on the market what is still in my research plans.

From Sept 2009 to Jan 2010 I will join Optical Fiber Technology Center, Sidney, AUS, as part of the Endeavour Research Fellowship.

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship

http://www.fulbright.it/ITA/fulbright_best.asp

Participation to Fulbright BEST program (Sept 2008 - Apr 2009).

The program consists in attending the Certificate in Entrepreneurship Technology, at the Santa Clara Unviersity Business School. It includes:

  • attending courses on business planning and financials at the Santa Clara University
  • internship in an emerging┬ástart-up company in the SIlicon Valley

The program is oriented to the gaining business skills towards the launch of startup companies.

Jan 2005 - Jul 2007

Alta Scuola Politecnica

Politecnico di Milano - Politecnico di Torino

ASP is a multidisciplinary school for young talents attending M.Sc. in Engineering, Architecture and Design at Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. ASP is a multidisciplinary school that promotes innovation and strategic vision.

ASP consists of:

  • Interdisciplinary courses on decision making, financial strategy, complex dynamics and sociology of innovation
  • A multidisciplinary project which involves academic institutions, industrial partners and the ASP team.

I was team coordinator of the IHSRL (Italian High Speed Railway Lines) project; our group focused on the impact (both socio-economical and environmental) of the Milan-Turin line on the surrounding territory.

Within ASP, besides the ASP degree, I also obtained the M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, with score 110/110 summa cum laude.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

M.Sc.

Politecnico di Torino

Obtained the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering, with final score 110/110 summa cum laude.

M.Sc. Thesis: "Inscription and interrogation of fiber Bragg gratings" (in Italian). Advisors: Guido Perrone (Politecnico di Torino), Stefano Taccheo (Politecnico di Milano).

The M.Sc. thesis was awarded the In memoria dell'Ing. Concetto Arena prize.

Sep 2001 - Sep 2004

B.Sc.

Politecnico di Torino

I obtained the M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering with final score 110/110.

B.Sc. Thesis: "Simulation of a digital modulation system in C". Advisor: Roberto Garello.

Skills

Skills

Electronic circuits

Realization of custom electronics through Orcad and Kicad softwares.

VHDL

Programming of FPGAs.

OptSim

Simulation of optical communication systems.

Statistical analysis

Statistical analysis tools, as Origin, R and Dataplot.

LabVIEW

My favourite graphic programming tool for controlling istruments and acquisitions.

Microwave simulation tools

Tools for microwave simulations: Microwave Office, Ansoft Designer, CST. I teach the usage of these simulators in the "Microwave Systems" course held by Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Programming

Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Visual Basic.

Matlab

My favourite software for data analysis, signal processing and anything else!

Interest

- Travelling

- Social networking

- Texas Hold'em

- Dotcom startups

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship

Santa Clara University