About me

Highlights (aka TL;DR)
  • Software Engineer @ Google in Mountain View, CA (USA)
  • PhD graduate in Computer Science @ Purdue University, with Prof. Elisa Bertino
  • Research interests in Information Security, focusing on privacy and security techniques for mobile devices and sensor networks
  • Expertise in Web & Cloud dev/architecture + graphic design & UX
  • Co-founder of two startups and a design studio; technical speaker for Microsoft and private companies
  • Passionate about stand-up comedy and music


I am a Software Engineer at Google in Mountain View, CA.

I obtained my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), advised by prof. Elisa Bertino. I am a member of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue. I had experience as both Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.

Prior to joining Purdue, I obtained my B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2013) in Computer Science Engineering, both summa cum laude, from the University of Roma Tre (Rome, Italy). My Master’s advisor was prof. Paolo Merialdo.

I am Co-Founder of the startups Fifth Element and Splitt.in, as well as of the creative agency Whitelemon design studio.

For three years, I was a technical speaker for Microsoft Academic, giving talks about Web & Cloud and Windows 8 development in Italian universities and important national conferences.

I have also been delivering technical training for companies and writing technical and non-technical contents for many online magazines.

Areas of interest and expertise:

Human-Device Interactions for Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Web development and Cloud Computing, Graphic design & Typography

Stand-up comedy, innovation, startups and entrepreneurship, music.