I’m a 29 years old Assistant Professor at the University of Pisa, Italy and Co-Founding President of ContinualAI, a non-profit research organization and the largest open community on Continual Learning for AI. Currently, I’m also a Co-founder and Board Member of AI for People, Director of the ContinualAI Lab and a proud member of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). In Pisa, I work within the Pervasive AI Lab and the Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning Group, which is also part of the and the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE).
Previously, I was a Post-Doc @ University of Bologna (with: Davide Maltoni) where I also obtained my PhD in early 2019 with a dissertation titled “Continual Learning with Deep Architectures” (on a topic I’ve been working on for more than 7 years now) which was recognized as one of the top-5 AI dissertation of 2019 by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. In the past I’ve been a Visiting Research Scientist at AI Labs in 2020, at Numenta (with: Jeff Hawkins, Subutai Ahmad) in 2019, at ENSTA ParisTech (with: David Filliat) in 2018 and at Purdue University (with: Eugenio Culurciello) in 2017. Even before, I was a Machine Learning Software Engineer @ iDL in-line Devices and a Master Student @ UniBo.
My main research interest and passion is about Continual Learning in all its facets. In particular, I love to study Continual Learning under four main lights: Neuroscience, Deep Learning and Practical Applications, all within a AI Sustainability developmental framework. My work has been featured by Venture Beat. Notable research milestones include: 1) the 1st PhD dissertation on Deep Continual Learning; 2) the organization of the 1st Continual Learning in Computer Vision workshop at CVPR 2020, 3) the release of Avalanche: the reference open-source library for Continual Learning and 4) the authorship of the 1st Online, Open-access Course on Continual Learning.
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