Work Experiences

  • 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:                              
    • Investigated and validated company propositions, target markets, competition, and operational and revenue strategies.
  • Dec. 2012 – Dec. 2017  
    Project Manager at StyleHouse S.r.l., Sibari, Italy  
    • Design and implementation of the company Information System.
    • Developed a dedicated software using Java and MySQL that coordinates different sectors of the company (accounting, storage, order management etc..)  
  • Sep. 2011 – Feb. 2012  
    Software Developer at PSM Associati SRL, Cosenza, Italy  
    • Designed and implemented the costumer front and back end of a Web based application for the Balance Scorecard using SmartGWT and MySQL.
  • Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2015  
    Co-founder of, Lamezia Terme, Italy        
    • Post-Production company. Website:      
    • Image and video editing using tools like Photoshop and Grass Valley EDIUS.