Curriculum Vitae

Working experiences

Research

March 2021 - Present: Researcher (Junior Tenure - RTDa) in the Group of Computational Optimization at the Department of Mathematics "Felice Casorati", University of Pavia (scientific unit supervised by prof. Stefano Gualandi). Currently involved in research projects with European Commission, Joint Research Center - Siviglia (JRC-SVQ) and Fedegari Autoclavi SpA.

May 2014 - December 2020: Research Fellow in the Group of Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimization at the Department of Computer Science, University of Turin (supervisor prof. Roberto Aringhieri):

  • July 2018 - December 2020 as post-doc researcher ("assegnista di ricerca") for the project "Big data supporting Emergency Care imprOveMEnt (BECOME)" funded by Fondazione CRT (non-profit organization) and coordinated by prof. Roberto Aringhieri;

  • November 2017 - June 2018 as research fellow ("borsista di ricerca") for the project "Online optimization methods applied to urgent and emergency health systems" self-founded by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Turin, within the research project "Fundamentals, Methodologies and Applications of Informatics - Models and Algorithms to Support Decisions (MALGRADO)" coordinated by prof. Luca Console;

  • November 2014 - October 2018 as Ph.D candidate in Computer Science with the thesis project "Online optimization methods applied to the management of health services";

  • May 2014 - October 2014 as research fellow ("borsista di ricerca") for the project "Clinical Pathways: New Patient Centered Organizational and Management Models" funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) under the national program "FIRB - Futuro e Ricerca 2008" coordinated by prof. Elena Tànfani.

Teaching

Academic year 2021-22: Holder of the course of Foundations of Data Analysis (M.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Pavia); Holder of the course Mathematical Methods - Module 2 (B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia).

Academic year 2020-21: Holder of the course of Foundations of Data Analysis (M.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Pavia); Adjunct Professor of the course of Matrix Algebra & Operations Research (B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Turin).

Academic year 2019-20: Adjunct Professor of two courses of Operations Research (B.Sc. in Strategic Science and M.Sc. in Strategic and Military Science, Interdepartmental University School of Strategic Sciences (SUISS), University of Turin); Nominated "cultore della materia" for assistance in the exams of the Matrix Algebra and Operations Research (B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Turin).

Academic year 2016-17: Tutor of the course of Operations Research (B.Sc. in Strategic Science, Interdepartmental University School of Strategic Sciences (SUISS) of University of Turin).

Academic year 2013-14: Tutor of the Pre-course of Mathematics (B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Turin).


Supervising and mentoring:

  • Co-tutor of the Ph.D. student Simone Milanesi (Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Pavia, a.y. 2021-22 - present).

  • Advisor of a team of three Ph.D. students for the 14th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition (Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences, University of Pavia, Jan 2022 - Jul 2022).

  • Supervisor of Stefano Biavaschi's thesis "A process discovery algorithm based on integer linear programming" (B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Pavia, a.y. 2020-21).

  • Mentor of the Winter School of Operational Research in Public Health EmergencieS (ORPHES) organized by The South-East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO-SEARO), the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO and ORAHS), and the Association of Asia-Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS) (Jan 2022 - Feb 2022).

  • Co-supervisor of Giuseppe Francesco Squillace's thesis "Online algorithms for a general patient-centred radiotherapy scheduling problem" (M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Turin, a.y. 2018-19).

Education

Ph.D in Computer Science at University of Turin, thesis "Online optimization applied to the management of health services" supervised by Prof. Roberto Aringhieri (October 12th, 2018)

M.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Turin, thesis "A simulation and optimization model for the operating room scheduling" supervised by Prof. Roberto Aringhieri (April 10th, 2014)

B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science at University of Salento, thesis "Approximation algorithms for the multiway cut problem" supervised by Prof. Paolo Nobili (July 27th, 2011)

Schools and other studies

July 2017: Optimization, Big data and Applications Summer School (Veroli, Italy). Speaker in the OBA award session: "Evaluating dispatching policies for a regional network of emergency departments".

July 2015: Period of study (2 weeks) at CIRRELT (Montreal, Canada) hosted by prof. Patrick Soriano.

June 2015: ESI XXXII - EURO Summer Institute on Online Optimization (Szeged, Hungary). Speaker: "Optimal management of elective and non-elective patients".

April 2015: Short Course in Data Mining with Applications to Healthcare (Cardiff, United Kingdom). Attendant.

February 2015: Bertinoro International Spring School (Bertinoro, Italy). Attendant.

June 2014: ESI XXXI - EURO Summer Institute on Operational Research applied to Health in a Modern World (Bard, Italy). Attendant.

Conferences

September 2022: 3rd Spanish Young Statisticians and Operational Researchers Meeting (Elche, Spain). Invited speaker selected by the board of AIRO - Italian Association of Operations Research: "Computing bounds for the maximum Chi-square index through combinatorial relaxation".

July 2022: 48th Annual Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to the Health Services - ORAHS 2022 (Bergamo, Italy). Speaker: "Stochastic Optimization of Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery Scheduling".

July 2022: 32nd European Conference on Operational Research - EURO 2022 (Espoo, Finland). Speaker: "On the computation of the maximum Chi-square index by Integer Programming".

May 2022: 7th International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization (Online). Speaker: "A particular Quadratic Transportation Problem".

July 2021: 47th e-ORAHS Conference - Applications of OR to Healthcare Adversity (Online). Speaker: "Modelling the Regional Hospital Network using Big Data and Discrete Event Simulation".

July 2020: 46th e-ORAHS Conference (Online). Speaker: "Optimising the daily swab test collection to identify new cases of Covid-19".

July 2019: 45th ORAHS Conference (Karlsruhe, Germany). Speaker: "Analysing the impact of prediction in real-time management of ambulances".

April 2019: Data Science Workshop for Public Health Resident (Turin, Italy). Invited speaker: "Mining and Optimising a patient flow through an Emergency Department".

December 2018: Winter Simulation Conference – Simulation for a Noble Cause (Göteborg, Sweden). Speaker: "A Simulation and Online Optimization Approach for the Real-time Management of Ambulances".

September 2018: 2nd International Conference on Decision Science (Taormina, Italy). Speaker: "Reducing Overcrowding at the Emergency Department Through a Different Physician and Nurse Shift Organisation: A Case Study".

August 2018: 44th ORAHS Conference – Connected Care (Oslo, Norway). Speaker: "Resource allocation in an Emergency Department: an online optimisation approach".

June 2018: Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (Paris, France). Attendant.

September 2017: 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization and Big Data (Volterra, Italy). Speaker: "Evaluating the dispatching policies for a regional network of emergency departments exploiting health care big data".

September 2017: International Conference on Decision Science (Sorrento, Italy). Speaker: "Patient–centred objectives as an alternative to maximum utilisation: comparing surgical case solutions".

May 2017: 3rd International Conference on Health Care Systems Engineering (Florence, Italy). Speaker: "Mining the patient flow through an Emergency Department to deal with overcrowding".

November 2016: L’Università di Torino verso il Futuro: Ricerca, innovazione e formazione al tempo dei Big Data (Moncalieri, Italy). Poster presenter: "Big Data supporting Public Health policies".

September 2016: 46th Annual Conference Italian Operations Research Society - Emergency advances in logistics systems (Trieste, Italy). Speaker: "Evaluating online approaches for the Real Time Management of operating rooms".

July 2016: 42nd ORAHS Conference – Finding better health-care decisions in new oceans of health data (Pamplona, Spain). Speaker: "Reducing the overcrowding at the emergency department". Chair of a session in the stream "Emergency Department".

July 2016: 28th European Conference on Operational Research - EURO 2016 (Poznan, Poland). Speaker: "Sharing operating rooms between elective and non-elective surgeries: an online optimization approach".

September 2015: 45th AIRO Conference – Optimization for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Pisa, Italy). Speaker: "A mixed offline and online approach to manage elective and non-elective patients".

July 2015: 41st ORAHS Conference – Networking Health: Facing the Challenges in Health Services Management (Montréal, Canada). Speaker: "A mixed offline and online approach to manage elective and non-elective patients".

August 2014: 4th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications SIMULTECH (Vienna, Austria). Speaker: "A hybrid model for the analysis of a surgical pathway".

Awards

2nd place at the AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition 2022 with the work "Scheduling elective surgeries under uncertainty: a multi-objective stochastic approach", as team advisor. Team members: Ambrogio Maria Bernardelli, Lorenzo Bonasera, and Eleonora Vercesi.

Best Paper Award at SIMULTECH 2014 for the conference paper "A hybrid model for the analysis of a surgical pathway" co-authored by Roberto Aringhieri.

Awarding during the closing session of SIMULTECH Conference 2014 at the TU Wien, August 30th.