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International Master Course in
Physics of Complex Systems


Alumni

Here are some of the Alumni of the Master Course Physics of Complex Systems, with a short description of their present activities after completing the International Master Program. If you also graduated from our Master Course in Physics of Complex Systems and wish to appear in this Alumni page, please contact us and send your data to fabrizio.dolcini@polito.it



Michele Agamennone

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Modelling of the neuronal growth process in 2-dimensional artificial cultures', at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (Université Paris Diderot VII).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. at King's College London (UK), in the framework of the CANES CDT programme, working since September 2015 on 'Models of riots and uprisings'.

Webpage: click here
Contact: michele.agamennone@kcl.ac.uk





Jean Barbier

Graduated in 2012 with an internship on 'Statistical physics of inference applied to compressed sensing', at the Laboratoire de physico-chimie théorique, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle de Paris.

Current position and activity: post-doc at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), working on spatial-coupling of graphical models and message-passing algorithms with applications in statistical physics, signal processing, communication theory and machine learning.

Webpage: Linkedin ; scholar
Contact: jean.barbier.cs@gmail.com



Alberto Beretta

Graduated in 2016 with an internship on 'Loops and Gauge Transformations in Model Selection', at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste.

Current position and activity: MSc in International Finance student at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

Webpage: N/A
Contact: albertoberetta92@gmail.com



Gianmichele Blasi

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Floquet Analysis of Time-Periodic 1D Lieb-Liniger Model System in Low-Energy Regime', at the Department of Statistical Physics, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.

Current position and activity: Master Student in Nanotechnologies for ICTs at Politecnico di Torino.

Webpage: Linkedin
Contact: gianmichele.blasi@studenti.polito.it



Federico Bocci

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Mechanical response of disordered viscoelastic networks' at the Laboratories de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS), Université Paris-Sud.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), Rice University, Houston (USA), working on 'mathematical modelling of gene regulatory networks' under the supervision of Prof. J. Onuchic.

Contact: Federico.Bocci@rice.edu



Victor Boudara

Graduated in 2013 with an internship in theoretical Biophysics on 'Sub-cellular structure' at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris Diderot.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds (UK) with a Marie Curie fellowship of the SUPOLEN project, working on 'Simplified tube model for entangled supramolecular polymers', under the supervision of Prof. D.J. Read.

Webpage: Linkedin ; University webpage
Contact: victor.boudara@live.fr



Carlo Campajola

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'A random network approach to liquid water', at the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group, ICTP Trieste (Italy).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. in Mathematical finance at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy).

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Contact: carlo.campajola@sns.it



Andrea Cesari

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Molecular dynamics simulations techniques', in the Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems Group at SISSA, Trieste (Italy).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. at SISSA in Trieste (Italy), working on 'Molecular dynamics simulations of RNA', in the Physics and Chemistry of Biological Systems Group, at SISSA, under the supervision of Prof. Giovanni Bussi.

Webpage: click here
Contact: andrea.cesari@sissa.it



Pierre Colin-Lalu

Graduated in 2013 with an internship on 'Electronic detection of DNA oligonucleotide hybridization in real time', at Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France), working on 'Equation of state properties of ablator materials in warm dense matter regime', at the Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, under the supervision of M.Koenig.

Webpage: Click here
Contact: pierre.colinlalu@gmail.com



Luca Conca

Graduated in 2012 with an internship on the 'Inverse Ising problem', at the Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the Laboratoire Polymères et Matériaux Avancés (LPMA), in Lyon (France), working on 'Modelling of polymer systems'.

Webpage: click here
Contact: luca.conca-exterieur@solvay.com



Daniele Conti

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Cortical interneurons clustering by advanced statistical physics methods', at HuGeF - Human Genetics Foundation, Torino (Italy).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student in Physics at Politecnico di Torino, working on Neuromorphic circuits based on memristors.

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Contact: daniele.conti@polito.it



Luca Corinzia

Graduated in 2016 with an internship on 'Activity shaping in continuous time information cascades', at the Centre de Mathématiques er de leurs Applications (CMLA), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Saclay, Paris

Current position and activity: PhD student at ETH Zurich, Machine Learning institute, working on machine learning for video classification and embedding.

Webpage: click here or here
Contact: luca.corinzia@inf.ethz.ch



Dario Cottafava

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Message passing approach to the dynamics of opinion spreading', at the Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino.

Current position and activity: Researcher at the Unito Green Office (UniToGO), working on Easy OpenData - from OpenData to environmental sustainability: opportunity for the public administration. Co-founder of CREA, an NGO focused on linking digital tech, arts and design.

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Contact: Dario.cottafava@gmail.com



Agnese Curatolo

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Statistical physics of driven diffusive systems' at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris-Diderot.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris-Diderot, working on Pattern formation in bacterial colonies.

Contact: agnese.curatolo@univ-paris-diderot.fr



Mario Dagrada

Graduated in 2013 with an internship on 'Proton transfer reaction in water: quantum Monte Carlo study of the Zundel model' at the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC) at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.
Received a double PhD at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and the Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires on 'Improved quantum Monte Carlo simulations: from open to extended systems', under the supervision of Prof. F. Mauri and Dr. M. Casula in France and Dr. V. Vildosola in Argentina.

Current position and activity: R&D software engineer at Intitek, working in Grenoble at the Atos Bull company, specialized in high performance computing and development of communication libraries and tools for the Sequana supercomputer.

Webpage: University ; Lindedin
Contact: mariodagrada24@gmail.com



Federico Devalle

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Inference of capabilities in production networks', at the department of Quantitative Life Sciences, ICTP, Trieste (Italy).

Current position and activity: PhD student of the European ITN network COSMOS, working on the project 'Collective phenomena in networks of spiking neurons' at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) and Lancaster University (UK).

Contact: federico.devalle@upf.edu



Francesco Gianoli

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Agent-based economic modelling' at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée (LPTMS), Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at Imperial College London (UK), working on 'Nonlinearities and active processes in auditory hair cells' at the Laboratory of Auditory Neuroscience and Biophysics in the Department of Bioengineering.

Webpage: Click here
Contact: f.gianoli14@imperial.ac.uk



Carla Lupo

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Transient Loschmidt echo in quenched Ising chains', Institut de Physique Théorique CEA-Saclay (France).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at King's College, London (UK), working on 'Tailoring the magnetic relaxation of correlated nano-particles for medical imaging application', with Dr. Cedric Weber

Webpage: Click here
Contact: carla.lupo@kcl.ac.uk



Riccardo G. Margiotta

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Ramsey Model with heterogeneous agents and irreversible investments', at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS), Université Paris Sud.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at King's College London (UK), working on Glassy dynamics on networks in the Disordered systems Group.

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Contact: riccardo_giuseppe.margiotta@kcl.ac.uk



Francesca Mastrogiuseppe

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Inference of causal models from brain activity', at the Institut Curie, Paris.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, working on 'Dynamics of recurrent neural networks', at the Laboratoire de Physique Statistique and Group for Neural Theory.

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Contact: fran.mastrogiuseppe@gmail.com



Marco Michelangeli

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Conformal invariance in one dimensional percolation systems' at SISSA, Trieste.

Current position and activity: Data Scientist at Hopenly; I develop machine Learning algorithms for business applications. I am also a master student at Politecnico di Milano in Business analytics and Intelligence.

Webpage: www.hopenly.com
Contact: azmarcoit@yahoo.it



Anna Muntoni

Graduated in 2013 with an internship on 'Detecting overlapping random subgraphs using statistical mechanics tools', at the Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at Politecnico di Torino, working on 'Steiner tree problems on graphs', at the Department of Applied Science and Technology, under the supervision of Prof. A. Braunstein.

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Contact: anna.muntoni@polito.it



Mathieu Nadini

Graduated in 2017 with an internship on 'Epidemic spreading in modular time varying networks', at the Center for Business Network Analysis, Greenwich University, London (UK).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at Dynamical Systems Laboratory (DSL), New York University, New York (USA), working on 'Network-based modeling of infectious disease epidemics in a mobile population', under the supervision of Profs. M. Porfiri and A. Rizzo.

Webpage: DSL website or Linkedin
Contact: matthieu.nadini@gmail.com



Matteo Nori

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Relativistic attractive Bose-Einstein condesate as self-sustained critical system: a Black Hole analogue?', at the Department Astroparticle Physics at SISSA, Trieste (Italy).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the University of Bologna (Italy), working on Simulating the IMpact of COsmic DEgeneracies on precision cosmology (SIMCODE) project with 'Scientific Independence of young Researchers' (SIR - MIUR) fellowship.

Contact: nori.matteo@gmail.com



Marianyela Petrizzelli

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Frequencies of multi-locus genotypes in SIB recombinant inbred lines', at Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon, INRA, Univ Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Paris.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. at Université de Paris Sud (France), working on 'Mathematical modelling and integration of complex biological data: analysis of the heterosis phenomenon in yeast', in the framework "Les sciences de la Vie a leurs interfaces".

Contact: marianyelapetrizzelli@gmail.com



Iacopo Poli

Graduated in 2017 with an internship on 'Accelerating Deep Neural Networks with Random Projections', at the LightOn company, Paris.

Current position and activity: R&D Engineer in Machine Learning at LightOn, Paris.

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Contact: iacopo@lighton.io



Lorenzo Posani

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Decoding of space representation in the hippocampus with Statistical Physics techniques', at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique - Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris.

Current position and activity: PhD Student at Laboratoire de Physique Statistique - Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris (France), working on 'Statistical Physics of learning functions in proteins: inverse problems in directed evolution', under the supervision of Profs. S. Cocco and R. Monasson.

Contact: lorenzo.posani@lps.ens.fr



Chiara Salvemini

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Structured models for neural networks', at the Laboratory of Computational and Quantitative Biology (LCQB) of UPMC (Paris).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student (COSMOS european joint PhD project n°15), working on 'Connection between biological rhythms and human health: exploring cardiac phase response curve in health prognoses', under the supervision of Maximilian Moser (Graz, MUG), Arkady Pikovsky and Michael Rosenblum (Potsdam, UP).

Contact: chiasalv90@gmail.com



Matteo Sesia

Graduated in 2015 with an internship on 'Network Inference from Diffusion Observations', at the CMLA Research Center for Applied Maths - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France.

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student in Statistics at Stanford University, USA.

Webpage: Click here

Contact: msesia@stanford.edu



Michele Simoncelli

Graduated in 2016 with an internship on 'Molecular simulations of aqueous electrolytes in nanoporous carbon: blue energy and water desalination' at the Maison de la Simulation (CEA Saclay, Paris) and at the Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes interfaciaux (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student in the group of Theory and Simulation of Materials at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), working on Transport phenomena in low dimensional systems within the relaxon picture, under the supervision of Prof. Nicola Marzari.

Webpage: Click here or here

Contact: michele.simoncelli@epfl.ch



Stefano Spigler

Graduated in 2014 with an internship on 'Lattice models for glassy systems', at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS, Université Paris Sud).

Current position and activity: Ph.D. student at the Université Paris Sud, working on Disordered systems (spin and structural glasses) at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS).

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Contact: stefano@spigler.net



Gaia Tavoni

Graduated in 2012 with an internship on 'Neuronal correlations in equilibrium and nonequilibrium models' at the Laboratoire de Neurophysique et Physiologie, Université Paris Descartes.
Ph.D. at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris with a Thesis on 'Cell assemblies in neuronal recordings: Identification and study through the inference of functional network models and statistical physics techniques'.

Current position and activity: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in Computational Neuroscience

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Contact: tavoni@sas.upenn.edu ; gaia.tavoni@gmail.com
















Organizing committee:
Prof. A. Pelizzola [POLITO]       Prof. A. Gambassi [SISSA]     Dr. M. Marsili [ICTP]       Prof. D. Mouhanna [Paris 6]
Prof. J. B. Fournier [Paris 7]       Prof. E. Trizac [Paris 11]       Prof. S. Franz [Paris 11]