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Current Positions

  •  2021 - present:  Junior Group Leader, at the ZNZ Neuroscience Center Zurich, UZH/ETHZ,  "Motor systems" and "Computation and Modeling" research topics

  • 2020 - present: Dozentin, D-ITET, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Zurich

  • 2020 - present: Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, Zurich 

2017 - Present

Scientific Researcher

(previously PostDoc)

Neuromorphic Cognitive Systems

Institute of Neuroscience

University of Zurich and ETHZ

As a scientific researcher, I have been exploring the field of neuromorphic technologies and their potential applications in various fields. I have been working with a team of experts to develop new algorithms and models to better understand the brain and its functions. My work has been published in several high-impact journals and has been presented at various international conferences. 

Visiting Experiences

  • 11.2023 - 12.2023  ICNS - Western Sydney University in the group of Prof. André van Schaik

  • 11.2022 - 12.2022  ICNS - Western Sydney University in the group of Prof. André van Schaik

  • 2019 - 2023 Affiliated Researcher, iCub Facility, Technology Italian Institute, Genova, Italy in the group of Dr. Chiara Bartolozzi.

  • 01.2016 - 02.2016 Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, supervisors Prof. Cesare Stefanini and Prof. Tim McGoughlin

  • 05.2015-11.2015 INI Institute of NeuroInformatics (UZH, ETH), Zurich supervisor Prof. Giacomo Indiveri

2011 - 2017

PostDoc (2016-2017)

PhD Student (2012-2016)

Associated Researcher (2011-2012)

Institute of BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna 

Pisa, italy

After completing my PhD and one year of postdoc, I gained experience on non-traditional bio-inspired robotics, motor control and neurorobotics. I focused on the investigation and extraction of the key principles underlying their biological functions to apply in robots or into robotic platforms. In particular, I implemented the Central Pattern Generator on a neuromorphic chip for producing sequences of motor commands that I used to create specific motor behaviour with the final goal of designing a neurorobotic platform. 


2012 - 2016

PhD in BioRobotics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Pisa, Italy


Title: Control Methods and Tools for Non-Traditional Bioinspired Robotics

Supervisor: Prof. Cesare Stefanini.

PhD defense date: 19th May 2016.

2008 - 2011

Master in Biomedical Engineering

University of Pisa

Pisa, Italy


Thesis title: Valutazione della qualita di immagine oggettiva e percepita in angiografia attraverso l'analisi di curve contrasto-dettaglio e stima predittiva tramite utilizzo di architetture software di tipo rete neurale

Supervisor: Prof. d'Errico, Francesco

110/110 cum laude

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