Welcome, AI Astronaut!

Welcome to my Corner of the Universe!
I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Pisa, Italy where I teach the Artificial Intelligence course. Currently, I also serve as Co-Founding President at ContinualAI, a non-profit research organization and the largest open community on Continual Learning for AI, Co-founding Board Member at AI for People, and as proud member of ELLIS and CLAIR. In Pisa, I work within the Pervasive AI Lab as Task Leader of two main European projects and as Principal Investigator of several industrial research contracts with companies such as Meta, Intel, Leonardo s.p.a. and SeaVision s.r.l. I'm among the 350 Italian researchers of Future Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), the largest Italian initiative on AI with a budget of over 110 millions. In 2023, I got my National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professorship.
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 almost 10 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...
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: Deep Learning, Distributed Learning and Practical Applications, all within a AI Sustainability developmental framework. My work has been featured by Venture Beat, Agenda Digitale, Lombardia Economy, Gazzetta dello Sport, UnipiNews and Sole 24 ore. 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 (winner of the W&B Best Library award) and 4) the authorship of the reference open-access course on Continual Learning (430+ students from 300+ institutions, 5k+ YouTube views).
You can learn more about my research here ->Research
Are you a prospective PhD student? Do you want to join our lab as a Research Assistant or Post-Doc? We are always looking for talented people to join our lab! Check out how to collaborate with us here -> Collaborations & Supervision

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