- I studied Mathematics at the University of Torino, Italy, falling in love with Geometry, Topology, Algebra, and Neural Networks, before they became mainstream with Deep Learning. My final project involved studying how different classifiers resist to noise after feature selection. My advisor was Rossella Cancelliere.
- I tried to become a professional theater actor after quite some years of acting, but a failed audition at the RADA made me realize how fun science is.
- I got a M.Sc. in Cognitive Science at the University of Trento, Italy. I had a fantastic time during my internship in the CIMeC MEG lab directed by Nathan Weisz. For my thesis' project, I ran an MEG experiment on action observation applying MVPA. The paper will eventually see the light. My advisor was James V. Haxby, and my supervisors were Nikolaas N. Oosterhof and Angelika Lingnau.
- I got my Ph.D. at Dartmouth working in Ida Gobbini's lab at Dartmouth. I also actively collaborated with Jim Haxby's lab. I studied how our visual system processes personally familiar faces, using fMRI, MEG, and psychophysics.
- I'm currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley in Jack Gallant's lab, learning about voxel-wise modeling and doing cool stuff with brains and machines.
See also my Curriculum Vitae.
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