I am a researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the Italian National Research Council (IsIB-CNR). Previously I have been at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) with the Research Group in Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) and the Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics laboratory (CBBL). My research interest is the application of accelerator architectures (GPUs) and distributed computing architectures (BOINC and GPUGRID.net) to the modeling of protein-protein and protein-drug interactions through all-atom simulations, with special focus on insulin and signaling (see e.g. videos and pictures from simulations on the hERG potassium channel).
My research background includes statistical learning, software and device engineering, and high-performance architectures for biomedical research. I was formerly with the Mario Stefanelli Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics of the University of Pavia, where I conducted research on telemedicine and adaptive human-computer interaction for patient care, including wearable sensors (e.g. MyHeart) and speech interfaces (e.g. AdaRTE, Homey). I have a degree in Physics (University of Pisa, 2001) and a PhD in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics (University of Pavia, 2005).
See the full publications list and various software tools I've authored at my main webpage.