I was born in Gemona del Friuli (Udine) in 1983. In 2008 I received the master degree in management engineering from the University of Udine (Italy). For my master thesis, I worked on a complex variant of a vehicle routing problem proposed by an industrial partner (Beantech) that deals with optimization in logistics.
From May to December 2008 I had a grant, as a research assistant, at the University of Udine. The subject of the research was: Design of pattern, metaheuristic algorithms and software prototype for the optimisation in logistics.
From January 2009, I joined the DIEGM as PhD student and in 2010, I have been at the IRIDIA department (Universitè Libre de Bruxelles) as a visiting PhD student for six months.
in April 2012, I received the Ph.D. in Industrial and Information Engineering from the University of Udine. During my Phd, I have worked in the SaTT group on local search and metaheuristics for combinatorial problems under the supervision of prof Andrea Schaerf and, in particular, I have focused on the application of metaheuristics for the solution of routing and packing problems.
In April 2013, I won a one-year grant from Consorzio per l’AREA di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste and Fondo Sociale Europeo in Friuli Venezia Giulia, under the program “S.H.A.R.M.— Supporting Human Assets in Research and Mobility”, with the project "Models and algorithms to develop an integrated system for managing the nurse rostering, patient admissions and the operathing theatre".
At the moment, I am a post-doctoral researcher at DIEGM.