I was born in Bologna on March, 1 1980. I attended the high school in Liceo Scientifico "Enrico Fermi" in Bologna. Starting from September 1999 I began the three years course in Computer Science Engineering, at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. I graduated cum laude on November, 13 2002, with a master thesis titled "Study of Control Algorithms For Magnetic Levitation Systems". Then I began the specialistic course in Computer Science at the same University, graduating cum laude on October, 12 2004 with a master thesis titled "Implementation of a Control Algorithm for Helicopter Control".
On January 2005, I began my PhD course in Automatics and Operations Research (XX cycle) within D.E.I.S. under the supervision of prof. Lorenzo Marconi. I am a member of the Center for Research on Complex Automated Systems CASY "Giuseppe Evangelisti".
From August 2007 to February 2008 I have been with the ARES (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a research period under the supervision of prof. Emilio Frazzoli.