Brief CV

I presently am directeur de recherche (DR2) at CNRS, and have held this position since October 2020. I am affiliated to LIPN, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord.

In November 2017, I obtained my habilitation à diriger des recherches.

In October 2008, I was hired as chargé de recherche at CNRS, with the same affiliation as today.

In 2007-2008, I was one of the very first recipients of the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris post-doctoral fellowships, under which I worked at the laboratory Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes (now Institut de Recherche en Informatique Fondamentale), Université Paris 7 (now Université Paris Cité).

Before that, in 2006-2007 I was post-doctoral fellow at LIPN–Université Paris 13. My fellowship was supported by an ANR grant led by Patrick Baillot.

Prior to that, in the period 2003-2006, I had an allocation de recherche (Ph.D. grant) to develop my Ph.D. thesis at the Institut de Mathématiques de Luminy (now Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille), Université Aix-Marseille 2 (now Aix Marseille Université), with Laurent Regnier as advisor, which I defended in December 2006. The thesis was developed jointly with the Department of Philosophy of the Università Roma Tre, with V. Michele Abrusci as co-advisor. During my stay in Marseille, I was also moniteur (Teaching Assistant) at the Departments of Mathematics and of Computer Science in Luminy.

Before starting my Ph.D. thesis, in 2002-2003, I studied at Université Aix-Marseille 2 to obtain a DEA (Diplôme d'Études Approfondies, or M.S.) in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.

Prior to that, that is, before 2002, I studied Computer Engineering in Rome, spoke not even a word of French, and had no idea whatsoever I was going to end up living in France.