Honors & Awards


  • Fellowship from the Bass Society of Pediatric Scholars, Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford (2013-2015)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Psychology, Universita Degli Studi Di Roma (1998)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universita Degli Studi Di Pisa (2007)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Development and use of quantitative techniques to objectively measure different aspects of visual development in children with ASD. Use of low-level visual measures to understand and hopefully explain abnormalities of higher level processing like object and face recognition, attention and social interactions. Use of psychophysiological and imaging instruments as a tool for identifying sub-categories along the spectrum. Create quantitative protocols for early assessment and for tracking improve