Curriculum [pdf, 13/03/14]
 Date and place of birth: 10 April 1982, Florence, Italy.
 Research interests:
 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.
 Employment history: :
 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.
 Academic qualifications:
 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 trustregion 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: "Trustregion quadratic methods for boundconstrained nonlinear leastsquares and nonlinear feasibility problems"
Supervisor: Prof. Benedetta Morini
 Visiting:
 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 leastsquares 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).

 October 3  12, 2014, Department of Mathematics, University of Namur (Belgium) invited by
Prof.
Philippe Toint (UNamur).
 Talks:
 December 10  17, 2014, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK, invited by Prof. Jacek Gondzio, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, UK.
 December 4  8, 2016, Department of Mathematics, University of Namur (Belgium) invited by Prof. Philippe Toint (UNamur).
 September 25, 2007, "Numerical methods for nonlinear system of equalities and inequalities", XVIII Congresso UMI, Bari.
 October 11, 2007, "Trustregion 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 LeastSquares problems and applications" , Dipartimento di Energetica "S.Stecco", Firenze.
 February 12, 2008, "Trustregion methods for boundconstrained nonsquare nonlinear systems: new perspectives", Department of Mathematics, University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium.
 March 21, 2008, "Trustregion methods for boundconstrained rectangular nonlinear systems", 14th Mathematical Programming Meeting, HansurLesse, Belgium.
 September 25, 2008, "Testing iterative methods for large nonlinear leastsquares 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 trustregion GaussNewton 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 leastsquares problems by subspace trustregion methods", 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, USA.
 March 11, 2010, "Trustregion quadratic methods for boundconstrained nonlinear leastsquares and nonlinear feasibility problems", 16th Mathematical Programming Meeting, Blankenberge, Belgium.
 June 21, 2010, "Subspace Minimization Methods for Solving Nonlinear LeastSquares Problems", Simposium "Numerical solution of large linear system in numerical optimization", X Congress SIMAI, Cagliari.
 July 27, 2010, "A new trustregion GaussNewton method for nonlinear feasibility problems and boundconstrained nonlinear leastsquares", The International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT), Santiago, Chile.
 September 19, 2010, "A Newtonlike method for large boundconstrained linear leastsquares 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 multiniveaux pour la résolution de problèmes d'optimisation d'une structure aéronautique", seminar at Department of Mathematics, FUNDPUniversity 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 NewtonKrylov 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 RSMESCMSEMASIMAIUMI, Bilbao, Spain.
 July 28, 2014, "The BFO derivativefree algorithm and its application to parameter tuning in algorithm design", Optimization 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal.
 September 3, 2014, "Preconditioning of PrimalDual ActiveSet methods for PDEconstrained Optimal Control Problems", 4th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation,Birmingham, UK.
 September 10, 2015, "Metodi InteriorPoint 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 twoday 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 derivativefree QuasiNewton methods for boundconstrained nonlinear systems, ICCOPT, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.
 September 2016, "Optimization of algorithms with BFO, a trainable derivativefree Brute Force Optimizer for nonlinear problems with mixed variables", Congresso SIMAI, Milan.
 February 2017, "Preconditioning PDEconstrained optimization with L^1sparsity and control constraints", 2 giorni di Algebra Lineare Numerica, Como.
 Working experiences:
 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.