The UL Link magazine (circulated with the Irish Times newspaper) features an article about me and the other Marie Curie fellows. I am happy to be part of such an amazing group!
Link: https://edition.pagesuite… (pag 32)
During this weird summer dedicated to starting a new career, working from home and moving to a new country (with all the COVID-related mess of travelling) someway I found myself participating in a very interesting competition.
The MSCA Falling Walls Lab is a competition in which each participant has to explain his whole project in just 3 minutes. Such a task is extremely challenging, but also fascinating. Indeed, it pushes people to re-think about their entire project and take a completely new perspective: how many details do you think can fit in a 3 minutes speech?
Unfortunately, I was not able to win (still a long way to go!) but I was still honoured to be in the top 5%. Especially considering the fact that the success rate of the Marie Curie applications is below 15%.
But what got me excited the most, is the fact that this presentation made me realize the strong connection between agent-based models and videogames. A connection that surely I am going to explore!
Nature Photonics (i.f. = 38) published an article I worked on. The article focuses on an innovative technique for observing the retina at the cellular level, allowing for early detection of eye-diseases (and thus, preventing blindness).
I personally developed the mathematical model for this project, which was also published in Optics Express and in my PhD thesis. This model allowed us to understand what determined the image formation process and how to maximize image quality (reaching the cellular level).
This joint publication was developed by the team working at École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Moser and Prof. Francine Behar-Cohen.
We also issued a worldwide patent based on this technology and, some members of the team also made a startup.
Nature’s article: https://go.nature.com/3bqDF7W
Optics Express article: https://bit.ly/3dvRd40
PhD thesis: https://bit.ly/2JiTqSs
Moser’s Lab: https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lapd/
I am honored to announce that I have been awarded with a fellowship from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Commission. This fund is extremely competitive, as the success ratio is ~10%.
The project is strictly related to rationality as I will study vaccine hesitancy using mathematical and computational models.
The fellowship will take place at University of Limerick, Ireland (awarded Irish university of 2019), with Dr. Mike Quayle (expert in social psychology) and Prof. James Gleeson (expert in multilayer networks).