About me

Georgia Institute of Technology Noordwijk (NL), ESA Large Diameter Centrifuge Kiruna (SW), SSC Esrange, with the U-PHOS Module

I am a third year Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, having joined Professor Fabio Pasqualetti’s lab at UC Riverside in the Fall of 2019. Since then, I have been working on control theory with a focus on optimal data-driven controls and networked controls. In 2018 I graduated with a M.Sc. in Robotics and Automation Engineering from the University of Pisa; during that time I also visited Georgia Tech’s IRIM while working on my dissertation, supervised by Prof.ssa Lucia Pallottino and Professor Magnus Egerstedt.

In the past I also worked as intern at Amazon Robotics and I took part in two projects sponsored by the European Space Agency. My B.Sc. is in Computer Engineering.


  • [May ‘22] Our latest L-CSS submission on Geometric + Data-driven Controls has been accepted for publication.
  • [Dec ‘21] Our work on distributed optimal data-driven controls appeared in the proceedings of the 60th CDC. Thank you Prof. Giacomo Baggio for the significant contribution to this work.
  • [Nov ‘21] It was fun to work with Jaimie Swartz at UC Berkley on conditions for oscillations in the power grid. Read about it on our submission to the 2022 ECC.
  • [Oct ‘21] The new L-CSS issue is out, together with our paper on Linear Threshold Networks and their application to the study of epilepsy in the human brain. My thanks to Ahmed Allihboy and Jorge Cortés at UC San Diego.

U-PHOS group picture