Jan. 2022 – Present Senior Research Associate at Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Development of machine learning based models for enhancing counter-terrorism and cybersecurity efforts.
Oct. 2019 – Dec. 2021 Head of AI Technologies at Algorithmic Objective Corp, San Diego CA
Oversaw the strategy, research, and design of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms across the company’s technologies, focusing mostly on deep learning algorithms for detecting objects and patterns of behavior in live video streams.
Worked with users, management, vendors, and technicians to determine computing needs, system requirements and design specs.
Sep. 2017 – Sep. 2019 Post Doctoral Researcher at Dept. of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Co-authors of several papers on the broad field of counter-terrorism and a book on Boko Haram.
Implemented three web applications (two using Java EE, one Php) that allow analysts to browse data on the terrorist groups, and see the forecasts and the most important predictive features.
Sep. 2016 – Aug. 2017 Post Doctoral Researcher at UMIACS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Developed a framework in Python that provides justifications for predictions made by any classifier and in different settings in plain English.
Apr. 2015 – Aug. 2016 Post Doctoral Researcher at DIMES, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Developed a brand protection system that suggests limiting actions to counteract the effect of misinformation when a “bad” campaign starts propagating in a social network.
Implemented algorithms in C++ that identify a set of users in a social network who can effectively block misinformation and simultaneously expand the spread of good information.
Jun. 2014 – Dec. 2021 Co-founder and CFO of Coremuniti SRL, Rende, Italy
Startup devoted to solving computing-intensive problems.
Developed a specialized plugin for Blender 3D that allows people working in the rendering 3D industry to gather the computational resources needed to complete their rendering by leveraging our peer-to-peer network. Website: www.coremuniti.com
Investigated and validated company propositions, target markets, competition, and operational and revenue strategies.