I am a Postdoctoral Researcher since February 2018 at the Pennsylvania State University. From 2018 to 2020 I was a member of the Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory led by Prof. Guido Cervone at the Department of Geography. Currently, I am part of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, working with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit. I am affiliated with the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences.

Following undergraduate (University of Padova, 2007) and master (University of Pisa, 2009) studies in geography, in 2017 I obtained a Ph.D. in Change and Complexity Management at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, one of the premier higher education institutions in Italy, with a thesis titled Healthcare and disaster management: a geographical approach (Advisors: Chiara Seghieri and Sabina Nuti).

Research interests

I conduct a multidisciplinary research in the area of Geographical Information Science, investigating the interactions and coexistence of human and physical environments under climate change conditions. My primary research interests concern the development of innovative methodologies for analyzing large, high-dimensional and spatially distributed data.

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