Curriculum [pdf, 13/03/14]

  - Numerical methods for constrained linear and nonlinear optimization and for large-scale linear algebra problems;
  - Applications: image restoration problem, optimization problems arising in the aeronautical design, modal analysis of elastic structures arising in the study of the behavior of masonry buildings;
  - MATLAB and Fortran development.   - February 1, 2016 - present, Post Doc Research Fellow at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
  - September 1, 2013 - January 31, 2016, Post Doc Research Fellow at Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
  - March 5, 2012 - August 31, 2013, Researcher (temporary) at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" CNR - Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Mechanics of Materials and Structures Laboratory (MMS) headed by Cristina Padovani.
  - April 1, 2010 - February 29, 2012, PostDoc position at Department of Mathematics, University of Namur (FUNDP) since April 1, 2010. Scientific director: Prof. Philippe Toint.   - September 28, 2004 - Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at the University of Florence
    - Title of Degree thesis: "The Newton method for the Riccati’s algebric equations" - Supervisor: Prof. Alessandra Papini
    - Mark: 110/110 cum laude
  - October 12, 2006 - Master's degree in Mathematics for Applications at the University of Florence
    - Title of Degree thesis: "A new trust-region method for nonsquare systems of nonlinear equations with simple bounds" - Supervisor: Prof. Benedetta Morini
    - Mark: 110/110 cum laude
  - February 25, 2010 - PhD in Mathematics at the University of Florence
    - Title of PhD thesis: "Trust-region quadratic methods for bound-constrained nonlinear least-squares and nonlinear feasibility problems"
      Supervisor: Prof. Benedetta Morini
  - February 28 - March 14, 2007, Hong Kong. Visit to the Department of Mathematics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to collaborate with Prof. Raymond Chan on image reconstruction problems.
  - February 1 - April 20, 2008, Namur, Belgium. Visit to the Department of Mathematics, Numerical Analysis Unit, University of Namur (FUNDP),  to collaborate with Prof. Philippe Toint on regularizations methods for nonlinear least-squares problems.
  - October 16 - 18, 2011, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK, invited by Prof. Coralia Cartis, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK.
  - October 19 - 22, 2011, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, invited by Prof. Nick Gould, RAL, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.
  - October 5, 2013 - November 2, 2013, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau (Germany) invited by Prof Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau).
  - March 5, 2007, "An Interior Point method for constrained image restoration", Hong Kong, Dep. Math. Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  - September 25, 2007, "Numerical methods for nonlinear system of equalities and inequalities",  XVIII Congresso UMI, Bari.
  - October 11, 2007, "Trust-region methods for rectangular systems of nonlinear equations", Sparse Days Meeting at CERFACS - CERFACS 20th Anniversary Meeting, Toulouse.
  - December 4, 2007, "Numerical methods for bound constrained regularized  Least-Squares problems and applications" ,  Dipartimento di Energetica "S.Stecco", Firenze.
  - February 12, 2008, "Trust-region methods for bound-constrained nonsquare nonlinear systems: new perspectives", Department of Mathematics, University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium.
  - March 21, 2008, "Trust-region methods for bound-constrained rectangular nonlinear systems", 14th Mathematical Programming Meeting, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium.
  - September 25, 2008, "Testing iterative methods for large nonlinear least-squares problems", Simposium "New Topics in Numerical Nonlinear Optimization", SIMAI 9th  Congress, Roma.
  - February 5, 2009, "Solving nonlinear systems of equalities and inequalities", GNCS Congress 2009, Montecatini Terme.
  - July 4,2009,"A trust-region Gauss-Newton method for systems of equalities and inequalities: properties and implementation", 7th EUROPT Workshop "Advances in Continuous Optimization", Remagen, Germany.
  - August 27, 2009, "Solving large nonlinear least-squares problems by subspace trust-region methods",  20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, USA.
  - March 11, 2010, "Trust-region quadratic methods for bound-constrained nonlinear least-squares and nonlinear feasibility problems", 16th Mathematical Programming Meeting, Blankenberge, Belgium.
  - June 21, 2010, "Subspace Minimization Methods for Solving Nonlinear Least-Squares Problems",  Simposium "Numerical solution of large linear system in numerical optimization", X Congress SIMAI, Cagliari.
  - July 27, 2010, "A new trust-region Gauss-Newton method for nonlinear feasibility problems and bound-constrained nonlinear least-squares", The International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT), Santiago, Chile.
  - September 19, 2010, "A Newton-like method for large bound-constrained linear least-squares problems with applications to image restoration", 8th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Rhodes, Greece.
  - May 18, 2011, "Updating rules for the regularization parameter in the Adaptive Cubic Overestimation method", SIAM Conference on Optimization, Darmstadt (Germany).
  - July 26, 2011, "A Multilevel Augmented Lagrangian approach for structural optimization", Optimization 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
  - September 14, 2011, "Regole di aggiornamento del parametro di penalità nei metodi di ottimizzazione con modelli regolarizzati", XIX Congresso UMI, Bologna.
  - October 18, 2011, "A Multilevel Augmented Lagrangian approach for structural optimization", seminar at ERGO, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK.
  - November 3, 2011,"Méthodes d'optimisation non linéaire multi-niveaux pour la résolution de problèmes d'optimisation d'une structure aéronautique", seminar at Department of Mathematics, FUNDP-University of Namur, Namur, Belgium.
  - June 26, 2012, "Innovative multilevel techniques for structural optimization", XI Congresso SIMAI, Turin.
  - January 30, 2013, "New updates of incomplete LU factorizations and applications to large nonlinear systems", Algebra Lineare Numerica e Applicazioni a Roma Tor Vergata, Roma.
  - March 13, 2013,"Analisi numerica di problemi di ingegneria strutturale", seminar at Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  - June 27, 2013, "New preconditioner updates in Newton-Krylov methods for nonlinear systems", 11th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Florence, Italy.
  - October 8, 2013, "Aircraft fuselage sizing with multilevel optimization", seminar at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany.
  - July 1, 2014, "Robust Preconditioners for Optimal Control problems with State and Control Constraints", First Joint International Meeting RSME-SCM-SEMA-SIMAI-UMI, Bilbao, Spain.
  - July 28, 2014, "The BFO derivative-free algorithm and its application to parameter tuning in algorithm design", Optimization 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal.
  - September 3, 2014, "Preconditioning of Primal-Dual Active-Set methods for PDE-constrained Optimal Control Problems", 4th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation,Birmingham, UK.
  - September 10, 2015, "Metodi Interior-Point per riformulazioni SDP di problemi di rango minimo", XX Congresso UMI, Siena.
  - November 21, 2015, "BFO, a trainable and versatile Brute Force Optimizer", Networking in Numerical Analysis 2015. A two-day meeting in Bertinoro, Bertinoro (FC).
  - February 3, 2016, "Iterative methods for structured optimization problems", GNCS Congress 2016, Montecatini Terme.
  - July 2016, "Preconditioning Newton methods for Optimal Control Problems with Sparsity Constraints", 20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), Leuven, Belgium.
  - August 2016, "Global derivative-free Quasi-Newton methods for bound-constrained nonlinear systems, ICCOPT, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.
  - September 2016, "Optimization of algorithms with BFO, a trainable derivative-free Brute Force Optimizer for nonlinear problems with mixed variables", Congresso SIMAI, Milan.
  - February 2017, "Preconditioning PDE-constrained optimization with L^1-sparsity and control constraints", 2 giorni di Algebra Lineare Numerica, Como.
  -  2013−2015: assistant for courses on Numerical Analysis at School of Science, University of Bologna.
  -  2006 − 2009, 2012−2013: assistant for courses on Numerical Analysis at the Faculty of Technology, University of Florence.
  -  2006−2009: museum operator at the museum "Il Giardino di Archimede, un museo per la matematica" (Archimede’s garden: a museum for mathematics), Florence.