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Personal data
Born in Italy, September, 9th, 1966
Italian Citizenship
Two daugthers


Education
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, November 7th, 1995, University of Milan (Italy).
    Thesis title: ``Numerical solution of PDE by spectral methods and domain decomposition techniques''
    Advisor: prof. A. Quarteroni.
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  • Laurea (master degree) cum laude in Mathematics, July 11th, 1990, Catholic University, Brescia.
    Thesis title: ``Effective numerical algorithms of direct type for spectral methods''
    Advisor: prof. G. Sacchi.

Current Academic Position
Associate professor of Numerical Analysis at Università degli Studi di Brescia (Italy), since March 1st, 2005
SSD: MAT08/Analisi Numerica
Settore concorsuale: A1/05 - Analisi Numerica
Macrosettore: 01/A - MATEMATICA

Past Academic Positions
  • Assistant Professor of Numerical Analysis at Università degli Studi di Brescia (September 1st, 1996 - February 28th, 2005)
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student at the Applied Mathematics and Simulation Group of CRS4 (Center for Advanced Research and Development in Sardinia), (September 15th, 1992 - August 30th, 1993)
  • Ph.D. Student (with an Italian government scholarship) at Dipartimento di Matematica, University of Milano (Italy), (November 1st, 1990 - October 31st, 1994)
Scientific Activity
  • The scientific interests regard the numerical approximation of partial differential equations with special attention to both theoretical and computational points of view.
    • Domain decomposition methods, with and without overlap, for both homogeneous and heterogeneous differential problems.
    • Optimal control theory for heterogeneous differential problems.
    • Stabilization techniques for spectral element methods and the approximation of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations for viscous flows.
    • Fractional step schemes for advection-diffusion equations.
    • Algebraic fractional step schemes for time-dependent Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous flows.
    • Finite-element preconditioners for matrices arising from spectral approximations.
  • Author of about 20 papers published on either international journals or books.
  • Coauthor of 5 books on Scientific Computing published by Springer
  • Member of the following scientific research projects of national relevance: Prin 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Referee for some international journals:
    • SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
    • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
    • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
    • Numerische Mathematik
    • Numerical Algorithms
    • Applied Numerical Mathematics
    • Computers and Mathematics with Applications
    • Journal of Mechanics of MATERIALS and STRUCTURES
    • Linear Algebra and its Applications
Master Students Supervised
  • Marta Benedetti. ``Calcolo con elementi spettrali 3D della trasmittanza termica puntuale di ponti termici in pannelli prefabbricati''. Master degree in Electronics Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2014/15. (May 2015)
  • Andrea Ghidini. ``Algoritmi efficienti per la simulazione del moto di tessuti''. Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2009/10.
  • Lorenzo Sala. ``Approssimazione numerica mediante elementi finiti del processo di solidificazione di leghe metalliche''. Laurea degree in Mechanical Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2004/2005.
Master Students Co-advised
  • Daniele Calandra. ``Correlazione per il calcolo della trasmittanza lineare di ponti termici in pannelli prefabbricati a taglio termico alleggerito. Master Degree in Industrial Engineering. Advisor Prof. Adriano Maria Lezzi. (March 2016)
  • Alberto Trainini. ``Digital Image Correlation''. Master degree in Land and Environmental Engineering. Advisor Prof. Giovanni Plizzari. (March 2016)
  • Marianna Signorini. ``Interface Control Domain Decomposition Problems''. Master degree in Methematical Engineering. Advisor Prof. Alfio Quarteroni. Politecnico di Milano. AY 2011/12
  • Andrea Colombi. ``H matrices: a literature survey, engineering applications, and patent policies''. Master degree in Industrial Engineering. Advisor Dr. Alberto Salvadori. Università di Brescia. AY 2007/08
  • Nicola Rossini. ``Procedure itearive per l'analisi dell'interazione dinamicatra veicolo e ponte.'' Master degree in Civil Engineering. Advisor Dr. Anna Feriani. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2007/08
  • Alessio Masi. ``Aspetti computazionali della propagazione di fratture in mezzi elastici lineari.'' Master degree in Civil Engineering. Advisor Dr. Alberto Salvadori. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2005/06
  • Federico La Torre. ``Confronto numerico per flussi turbolenti: RLES e modello multiscala''. Laurea degree in Aerospace Engineering. Advisor Prof. Fausto Saleri. Politecnico di Milano. AY 2004/05
  • Paola Causin. ``Metodi spettrali multidomini per le equazioni di Navier-Stokes tridimensionali''. Laurea degree in Aerospace Engineering. Advisor Prof. Alfio Quarteroni. Politecnico di Milano. AY 1997/98
Bachelor Students Supervised
  • Alessandro Cherubini. ``Parallelizzazione in OpenCL di algoritmi per l'analisi di grafi''. Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università di Brescia. AY 2015/16. (February 2017)
  • Emanuele Albini. ``OpenCL parallelization of Machine Learning algorithms''. Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università di Brescia. AY 2015/16 (October 2016)
  • Claudio Catterina. ``Realizzazione di animazioni con HTML5 Canvas per la comprensione dei concetti di derivata prima e funzione integrale.'' MathCanvas. Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università di Brescia. AY 2014/15. (October 2015)
  • Gallia Jonny. ``Analisi di prestazioni dell'ambiente OpenCL.'' Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università di Brescia. AY 2014/15. (October 2015)
  • Donatello Rovizzi. ``Un applet JAVA a supporto dell'insegnamento dell'Analisi Matematica 1.'' Java applet.
    Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università di Brescia. AY 2014/15 (September 2015)
  • Ilaria Martinelli. ``Strumenti per l'elaborazione parallela in MATLAB.'' Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2011/12
  • Davide Cagna. ``Strumenti per l'elaborazione parallela su architetture multiprocessore in Octave''. Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2011/12
  • Riccardo Orizio. ``Generazione di mesh 3D per metodi agli elementi spettrali''. Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. AY 2011/12
Teaching Activity
Ph.D. courses
  • 2016. Lecturer for the course "POWER SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROLS OF IN THE PRESENCE OF LARGE PENETRATION OF RENEWABLES" Ph.D -MI(1381) Electrical Engeeniring of ``Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca'' of Politecnico di Milano. Subjects: "Numerical solution of DAE", "Numerical approximation of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors". (6 hours)
  • 2012 Lecturer for the course ``Numerical Methods'', (20cfu). Ph.D. Program in Natural Risks Assessment and Management. Enigineering faculty. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: english)
Master degree
  • 2014-present. Lecturer for the course ``Calcolo Scientifico'' (Scientific Computing), (6cfu). Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communication Technologies and Multimedia. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 2010-2013. Lecturer for the course ``Calcolo Numerico'' (Scientific Computing), (6cfu). Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communication Technologies and Multimedia. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 2002-2010. Lecturer for the course ``Calcolo Numerico A'' (Scientific Computing), (5cfu). Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Communication Technologies and Multimedia. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 1996-2005. Assistant for the course ``Calcolo Numerico'' (Scientific Computing), Master degree in Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 1994 Lecturer for the course ``Calcolo Numerico'' (Scientific Computing), Master degree in Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 1990-1994. Assistant for the course ``Sistemi per l'elaborazione dell'informazione''. Master degree in mathematics. Chatolic University of Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 1992. Assistant for the course ``Calcolo Numerico'' Master degree in Engineering. Politecnico di Milano. (language: italian)
Bachelor degree
  • 2008-present. Lecturer for the course ``Analisi Matematica 1'' (Calculus 1), (9cfu). Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 2002-2008. Lecturer for the course ``Analisi Matematica A'' (Calculus A), (5cfu). Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental and Land Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
  • 1999-2001. Lecturer for the course ``Metodi Numerici per l'Ingegneria'' (Numerical methods for Engineering), Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. Università degli Studi di Brescia. (language: italian)
Academic Year 2017/18
  • Calcolo Scientifico [MAT08] (Lezione, esercitazione e laboratorio), (6cfu). Laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica, Ingegneria Elettronica, Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni. Università degli Studi di Brescia
  • Analisi Matematica 1 [MAT05] (Lezione) (9 cfu). Laurea triennale in Ingegneria Informatica, Ingegneria Elettronica, Ingegneria delle Telecomunicazioni. (Sezione M-Z) Università degli Studi di Brescia
Detailed list of courses


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