Data scientist based in London specialised in natural language processing (text analysis, parsing, classification, querying and spell-checking).

Former astrophysicist with years of experience of running and analyzing complex numerical simulations on HPC clusters.

Machine Learning, Data Analysis and RESTful APIs with Python and the most popular SQL and non-SQL databases.

Currently working in the Artificial Intelligence team of Your.MD, the free personal health assistant.




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Python (Numpy, Scipy, Scikit-learn, NLTK, Gensim, Pandas, Flask, Tornado) Linux/Unix HTML CSS Javascript

Data Storage

SQL (Postgres, mySQL) MongoDB ElasticSearch Spark Hadhoop

Data Visualization

Matplotlib Seaborn Bokeh Gephi Latex

Data Analysis

Supervised learning (regression, classification) Unsupervised learning (clustering) Large datasets / Big data HPC Clusters Natural Language Processing


Data Scientist - May 2016 - Present
Your.MD - London, UK

- Development and support of the company's AI-based internal products –chatbot, spellchecker, medical concept extractor, symptom checker, medical article search engine
- R&D of new solutions for the above

Data Scientist - January 2016 - April 2016
Metis - San Francisco, CA

- Immersive 12-week program that covers topics in Statistics, Machine Learning, Programming, Communication, and Design

Postdoctoral Researcher - July 2015 - September 2015
University of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

- Data analysis of one of the most realistic simulations of the Milky Way

Postdoctoral Researcher - October 2014 - April 2016
Racah Institute of Physics, HUJI - Jerusalem, ISRAEL

- Analysis of the morphology of the VELA simulations suite (a collection of 34 high-resolution hydrodynamical simulations of galaxies)
- Guest lecturer for the Advance Course on Cosmology and Galaxy Formation
- Authored one publication in peer-reviewed journals

Graduate Researcher - April 2011 - September 2014
Argelander Institute for Astronomy - Bonn, GERMANY

- Made major modifications to the RAMSES code, a parallel grid code that simulates fluid dynamics - Designed and ran cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation (project leader of the MoMoGal project)
- Co-PI of two PRACE proposals (total of 19 million CPU-hours awarded)
- Authored three publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Periodically wrote reports and gave seminars to a professional audience about the progress of the PhD project
- Attended intensive soft-skills seminars (e.g. communication and presentation skills, self- and time-management)

Graduate Researcher - April 2010 - March 2011
University of Bologna - Bologna, ITALY

- Developed a physical model to study the evolution of the Milky Way
- Co-authored one publications in peer-reviewed journals


PhD in Astrophysics - 2011 - 2015
Argelander Institute for Astronomy - Bonn, GERMANY

Magna cum laude
Thesis's title: Numerical simulations of galaxy formation: molecules in high-redshift galaxies
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Cristiano Porciani

MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics - 2008 - 2010
University of Bologna - Bologna, ITALY

Summa cum laude
Thesis's title: Star formation history and gas accretion in disk galaxies
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Filippo Fraternali

BSc in Astronomy - 2005 - 2008
University of Bologna - Bologna, ITALY

Summa cum laude
Thesis's title: Special problems in magnetofluidynamics
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Franca Franchi

Flute Diploma - 2000 - 2006
Conservatorio Luisa D'Annunzio - Pescara, ITALY

Honors and Awards

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Scholarship

Two-year scholarship given to the top postdoctoral researchers

Honors Branch of the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School for Physics and Astronomy
2012 - 2014

Two-year scholarship awarded to the top candidates of the Physics graduate program

Member of the International Max Planck Research School of Astrophysics
2011 - 2014

Three-year scholarship awarded to the top international PhD candidates

Certificate of merit (University of Bologna)

This certificate is given to the students that graduate with honors

Science faculty merit-only award (University of Bologna)

Best average grade in the entire faculty of Science

Roccioletti's Scholarship (Provincia di Chieti)

Best grade in the math part of the Maturity Diploma final exam in the entire Province of Chieti

National competition `Usciamo a vedere le stelle` winner (University of Bologna)

National competition for high-school students that allow winners to attend an intensive one-week course in Astronomy at the University of Bologna


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