Originally trained as a mathematician (probability theory and statistics), I moved on to do my PhD in a control engineering institute with John Lygeros at ETH Zurich. I graduated receiving the ETH Medal and moved on to IST Austria for a 2-years postdoc where I worked with Gasper Tkacik (Biophysics) and Tom Henzinger (Computer Science). Now, I am a research scientist employed at Inria Paris but on a permanent mission at Institut Pasteur.
My research is focused on using mathematical models (typically stochastic processes) to represent, understand, and eventually control the dynamics of biological systems (typically biochemical processes inside single cells). Above all, I value interdisciplinary research and exchange between different fields and work both on theory/methods development (parameter inference, experimental design, sensitivity estimation) and, together with experimental collaborators, on concrete applications (stress response in yeast, optogenetic control of gene expression).