Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Current position

May. 2017 -- present Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Digital Music of Queen Mary University of London
Nov. 2013 -- present Founder and Head of Sound and Interaction Design at Mind Music Labs

 

Research interests

Internet of Musical Things, smart musical instruments, real-time audio embedded systems, new interfaces for musical expression, human-computer interaction, sonic interaction design, haptic technology, multimodal perception, sonification, virtual reality, affective computing

 

Education

Sep. 2013 -- May 2015 Master Degree in Electronic Music
  • Institution: Royal College of Music of Stockholm
  • Final mark: according to the institution's policy, there is not a final mark.
Feb. 2010 -- Jan. 2013 Ph.D. in Media Technology
  • Institution: Aalborg University Copenhagen, Department of Media Technology
  • Thesis: "Audio-Haptic Feedback for Natural Interactive Walking: Interfaces, Simulations & Perceptual Phenomena"
Oct. 2006 -- Mar. 2009 Master Degree in Composition (Specialisation in Electronic Music)
  • Institution: Conservatory of Music of Verona
  • Final mark: 110 e lode (Magna cum laude)
Sep. 1999 -- June 2007 Diploma Degree (Bachelor + Master) in Classical Guitar
  • Institution: Conservatory of Music of Verona
  • Final mark: 10 e lode (Magna cum laude)
Dec. 2004 -- Sep. 2006 M.S. in Intelligent and Multimedial Systems
  • Institution: University of Verona, Department of Computer Science
  • Thesis: "Granular Synthesis & ReacTable"
  • Final mark: 110 e lode (Magna cum laude)
Sep. 2001 -- Dec. 2004 B.S. in Multimedial Information Technology
  • Institution: University of Verona, Department of Computer Science
  • Thesis: "Multimodal Display of surface textures'"
  • Final mark: 110 e lode (Magna cum laude)
Sep. 1996 -- July 2001 Diploma of Secondary School focusing on Humanities
  • Institution: Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei of Verona

 

Academic Positions

May 2017 -- present Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Digital Music of Queen Mary University of London
Nov. 2016 -- Feb. 2017 Research Engineer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Network and Systems Engineering
June 2016 -- Aug. 2016 Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Feb. 2013 -- May 2016 Post-doc research fellow at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Department of Media Technology
Mar. 2009 -- Feb. 2010 Research assistant at Aalborg University Copenhagen. Main activities: sonic interaction design

 

Visiting researcher

June 2018 McGill University, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology
Sep. 2015 -- Jan. 2016 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Automatic Control
June 2015 -- July 2015 Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Digital Music
Apr. 2015 -- June 2015 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Automatic Control
Jan. 2015 -- Apr. 2015 University of Verona, Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences
Sep. 2014 -- Dec. 2014 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Automatic Control
June 2014 -- Aug. 2014 University of Verona, Department of Neurological and Movement Sciences
Sep. 2013 -- May 2014 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design
Sep. 2012 -- Dec. 2012 University of Padova, Department of Information Engineering
Apr. 2012 -- July 2012 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Speech, Music and Hearing
July 2011 -- Aug. 2011 University of Verona, Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Movement Sciences
May 2010 -- June 2010 University of Rennes, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
Apr. 2006 -- Aug. 2006 Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), Music Technology Group (MTG)

 

Non-academic work experience

Nov. 2013 -- present Founder and Head of Sound and Interaction Design at Mind Music Labs
Oct. 2007 -- Sep. 2008 IT Consultant for Volkswagen Group Italia. Main activities: Business Intelligence, SAS and Java programming, datawarehouse and server administration
Oct. 2006 -- Sep. 2007 Freelancer programmer. Main activities: Web design, JSP and Servlet
Mar. 2004 -- June 2004, Jan. 2006 -- Apr. 2006 Trainee at Computer Music Department of Conservatory of Music of Verona. Main activities: C++ and Processing programming

 

Teaching experience

Nov. 2017 -- present At Queen Mary University of London: Guest lecturer for the course of "Sound Recording and Production Techniques" and co-supervision of 1 PhD student.
Jan. 2014 -- Mar. 2015 At KTH Royal Institute of Technology: co-supervisor of a master student and of two Erasmus Placement and Progetto Leonardo students.
Feb. 2010 -- Mar. 2012 At Aalborg University Copenhagen: teaching assistant and group supervisor for the courses of Sound Design & Perception, C++ programming, Linear Algebra, and LaTeX. Examiner for the above mentioned courses and for the courses of Image Processing, Statistics and Problem-Based Learning
Sep. 2005 -- Sep. 2008 Teacher of traditional dances and traditional music at Novallys cultural association, Verona
Oct. 2006 -- June 2007 Private music teacher

 

Grants

Scientific grants

Nov. 2018 "Micro-grant" of Marie Curie Alumni Association
Sep. 2018 Grants for open access fee from Queen Mary University Library
Jul. 2018 "Micro-grant" of Marie Curie Alumni Association
Feb. 2017 EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowship
Oct. 2015 "Joint Project 2015" grant from University of Verona, co-applicant with Dept. Neurological and Movement Science of University of Verona, University Hospital of Verona, and Cochlear Ltd.
Feb. 2013 Three years grant of the Danish Research Council for the project "Audio-haptic walking simulations for virtual reality, entertainment and rehabilitation applications"
July 2012 Grant of Otto Mønsted foundation for the research period of 4 months at University of Padova
May 2010 -- June 2010 SID-COST grant for the research period of 1 month at INRIA of Rennes
Apr. 2006 -- Aug. 2006 Erasmus grant for the research period of 5 months at MTG of Barcelona

Entrepreneurial grants

Oct. 2018 Innovation grant "Audience of the Future: Design Foundations Competition" of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, UK Research and Innovation (CI)
Apr. 2017 “RunnerUp 2017” grant of VINNOVA for Mind Music Labs (project leader position declined for post-doc position at Center for Digital Music)
Feb. 2017 “Innovative startups – Phase I 2017” of VINNOVA for Mind Music Labs (project leader position declined for post-doc position at Center for Digital Music)
Dec. 2014 “VFT-1” grant of KTH Innovation for Mind Music Labs
Dec. 2014 “ALMI grant” of ALMI for Mind Music Labs
Sep. 2014 “VFT-0” grant of KTH Innovation for Mind Music Labs

Artistic grants

Apr. 2017 Grant of Fondazione C.M. Lerici for the research project "Augmentation of the Neapolitan Mandolin"
Apr. 2017 “Movin’Up” Grant of Fondazione Giovani Artisti Italiani for the project “Hyper-mandolin@NYCEMF”
June 2014 Grant of Fondazione C.M. Lerici for the research project "Augmentation of Traditional Italian Instruments"
Sep. 2008 -- Feb. 2009 Grant of Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs for the research period of 6 months at Cork Institute of Technology/Cork School of Music

Other grants

Sep. 2015 Wenner-Gren Foundation scholarship for 2 years subsidy at the Wenner-Gren Center Guest Researchers' Apartments
Feb. 2008 Grant of Provincia di Verona to cultural association Novallys for project "Danze e Musiche tradizionali Europee"
Aug. 2004 University of Verona grant for the 1 month course of English at the Nottingham Trent University

 

Awards

Scientific Awards

Nov. 2018 Best demo and best poster award at the IEEE Open Innovations Association FRUCT 2018
Dec. 2013 Best poster award at the Interactive Sonification Workshop 2013
Oct. 2010 Top 10% paper award at the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing 2010
Mar. 2010 Selected among 10 best papers at IEEE VR Conference 2010 and invited to submit an extended journal paper for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Entrepreneurial awards

Apr. 2017 -- June 2018 With Mind Music Labs, 5 times awarded of the Seal of Excellence of the European Commission
Oct. 2016 With Mind Music Labs, winner of Music Tech Summit (San Francisco)
Aug. 2016 With Mind Music Labs, finalist of Startup Competition at BIME Startup Summit (Bilbao)
June 2016 With Mind Music Labs, winner of Midemlab's 2016 startup competition
June 2016 With Mind Music Labs, first prize at Midemlab’s 2016 international pitching competition in the category Hardware/Internet of Things
June 2016 With Mind Music Labs, second prize at Sónar+D Startup Garden Competition
June 2016 With Mind Music Labs, third prize at Stockholm's TechCrunch event
Nov. 2014 Course for entrepreneurs “STING’s start-up ICT program” awarded by Stockholm Innovation & Growth

Artistic awards

Apr. 2018 Selected for the music programme of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2018
Sep. 2017 Selected for the music programme of Audio Mostly Conference 2017
Mar. 2017 Selected for the programme at New York City Electronic Music Festival 2017
Mar. 2007 -- June 2007 First prizes as classical solo guitarist at Val Tidone International Music Competition (Piacenza), at International Competition of Musical Interpretation "Cogololeto 2007" (Genova), and at Concorso Musicale per Giovani Talenti (Rivarolo Canavese)
Sep. 2007 Prize for the best graduated in classical guitar at Conservatory of Music of Verona

 

Involvement in national and international research projects

May 2017 -- present “The Internet of Musical Things – An ecosystem of interoperable devices connecting performers and audiences”, Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement 749561
Sep. 2016 -- present “Tactile cyber-physical networks”, SRA ICT TNG Swedish Research Council
Oct. 2015 -- present “Joint Project”, University of Verona, University Hospital of Verona, and Cochlear Ltd
Feb. 2013 -- Jan. 2016 “Audio-haptic walking simulations for virtual reality, entertainment and rehabilitation applications”, Danish Council for Independent Research
Mar. 2009 -- Oct. 2012 “Natural Interactive Walking”, European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme un- der FET-Open grant agreement 222107

 

Artistic skills and competences

Musician Classical and acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussions, hurdy gurdy and bagpipe
Composer Classical contemporary music, folk music, computer music and live electronics
Dancer Traditional european dances
Background actor Played various extra roles in the lyric operas Carmen, Aida, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Nabucco, and Cosí fan tutte, for four lyric seasons (2002--2005) both at the amphitheatre Arena and at the theatre Filarmonico of Verona
Writer Author of the book "Folk Soul", ISBN codes: 978-1-291-60240-1, 978-1-291-60248-7
Other Founder, President and artistic director of the cultural association Novallys, from September 2005 to September 2008

 

 

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