I am a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where I work with Prof. Andrea Montanari. I received my Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke.

My current research interests include data science and machine learning, as well as wireless communication systems, network information theory and modern coding theory, with particular emphasis on polar codes.

Honors & Awards

  • Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize for best PhD thesis in School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL (2017)
  • STOC Best Paper Award, ACM (2016)
  • Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (2016)
  • 2nd Place in the Shannon Centennial Student Competition, Bell Labs, Nokia (2016)
  • IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award, IEEE Information Theory Society (2015)
  • Dan David Prize Scholarship, Dan David Foundation (2015)
  • Master Thesis Award “Matteo Carmassi” for Innovation, Pisa University (2014)
  • I&C Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, EPFL (2014)
  • IC Departmental Fellowship, EPFL (2012)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (2016)
  • PhD, EPFL, Computer and Communication Sciences (2016)
  • Master, University of Pisa, Telecommunications Engineering (2012)
  • Bachelor, University of Pisa, Telecommunications Engineering (2010)

Stanford Advisors


  • Marco Mondelli, S. Hamed Hassani, Ivana Marić, Song-Nam Hong, and Dennis Hui. "United StatesGeneralized Rate-Compatible Polar Codes", Ericsson Research