Curriculum Vitae (Updated December 2018)

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EDUCATION
Titolo Dottorato di Ricerca (Ph. D.)
Date March 11, 2011
Dissertation Complete waveform Inversion Approach To seismic surface waves and adjoint active surfaces
Description Modeling and inversion of elastic waves through the use of the “Boundary Element Method”
Evaluation Excellent
Issuing Institute         Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9. Ferrara
 
Titolo Master Degree in Physics (Spec. Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics)
Date July 14, 2006
Dissertation  
Evaluation 105/110
Issuing Institute Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9. Ferrara
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
 
Period 05/01/2017 – Present
Position Research Scientist II
Affiliation School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – Georgia USA
Research topic  
 
Period 09/30/2016 – 04/30/2017
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9 – Ferrara, Dip. di Fisica e Scienze della Terra
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
Periodo 8/01/2016 – 09/15/2016
Position Autonomous Collaborator
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche
Research topic Subsurface model construction and modeling of ground shaking scenarios in the northern Ferrara province area
 
Period 09/01/2014 – 07/31/2016
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9 – Ferrara, Dip. di Fisica e Scienze della Terra
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
 
Period 03/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology – Georgia USA
Funding (USA) National Science Foundation, Project. N. 2006S85: BEM: Adjoint-Based Active Surfaces for next-generation Surface Wave Testing.
(USA) National Science Foundation, Project. N. 2106CRW: Shape Based Tomographic Inversion for Maximal Geometric Resolution.
 
Period 02/01/2011 - 02/28/2014
Position Postdoc Researcher
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9 – Ferrara, Dip. di Fisica e Scienze della Terra
Research topic Development of mathematical methods and algorithms for the 2D and 3D modeling and inversion of elastic surface waves
 
Period 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2010
Position Post degree Student
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9 – Ferrara, Dip. di Scienze della Terra
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01/15/2010 - 07/15/2010 Visiting student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia (USA)

03/03/2009 - 12/31/2009 Visiting student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia (USA)

 
Period 05/02//2007 – 10/02/2007
Position Research grant  ("Project LARA " COD. FE 120)
Affiliation Universita degli Studi di Ferrara - Via Savonarola, 9 – Ferrara, Dip. di Scienze della Terra
Research topic Algorithm development and electric/acoustic tomography data elaboration applied to the hydro-geology
TEACHING EXPERIENCES
2017 Professional upgrading course: Beyond the Vs30 for seismic microzonation - the combined use of active and passive seismic. Organized by IND.A.G.O. snc. (Italy).
A.Y. 2016-2017 University level teaching activity: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods.
A.Y. 2015-2016 University level teaching activity: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods.
A.Y. 2013-2014 University level teaching activity: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods.
A.Y. 2012-2013 University level teaching activity: Support to the class activity for the course of Applied Geophysics (GEO/11). Theory and field application of geophysical methods.
2/26/2007 - 3/25/2007 Teacher of Math, High School level. Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “C. Colombo”, Via S. Francesco 33, 45011 Adria (RO), Italy.
SEMINARS
2018; December 5 (Invited speaker) Department of Earth Sciences - Western University, London, Canada. Title: Integrated geophysical methods as low cost and efficient investigation tool at different scales.
2018; November 29 (Invited speaker) Geoscience Seminar Series, Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center (OCGC) in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Canada’s Logan Club (NRCAN), Ottawa, Canada. Title: Integrated geophysical methods as low cost and efficient investigation tool at different scales (Part 1). The Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ratio technique (HVSR): status of the art, limitations, exploring its true potential (Part 2).
2017; September 29 (Invited speaker) CSIP/CeGP Seminar at the Georgia institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA). Title: Non-invasive investigation techniques: The contribution of geophysics to engineering.
2009; September 9 Geotechnical Seminars at the Georgia institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Title: Surface Wave Dispersion in Laterally Heterogeneous Media.
REVIEWER FOR:
Journal of Applied Geophysics
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering
Near Surface Geophysics
Seismological Research Letters
Surveys in Geophysics
HONORS AND AWARDS
2016 Invited presenter at “the best of the Near Surface 2015” section of the “Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems”, (SAGEEP 2016). March 20-24, Denver CO, US..
MENTORING (Official* and Non-Official)
2016* Elena Oratelli (Master Degree). Contributing to the seismic subsurface characterization in the urban area of Ferrara (Italy). University of Ferrara (Italy). Master Degree program in Geological Sciences, Georesources and Territory. (In Italian)
2016* Annalisa Ferraccioli (Master Degree). The contribution of innovating geophysical methodologies for the reconstruction of the geological subsurface model for seismic induced liquefaction risk assessment: the case of the Crevalcore town hall (Bologna, Italy). University of Ferrara (Italy). Master Degree program in Geological Sciences. (In Italian)
2015 Erica Corradini (Master Degree). New, direct and indirect insight on the “terramare” archaeological site of Pilastri (Bondeno, Ferrara, Italy). University of Ferrara (Italy). Master Degree program in quaternary, prehistory and archaeology. (In Italian)
2015 Angelo Tesoriero (Master Degree). The Ferrara-Casaglia Ridge: seismo-stratigraphic interpretation and reconstruction of the 3D subsurface model in the structural framework of the north-eastern Ferrara arc. University of Ferrara (Italy) in collaboration with ENI. Master Degree program in Geology. (In Italian)
2015 Marija Obradovic (Ph. D. Candidate). Interdisciplinary three-dimensional investigation of the Early Prehistoric deposits of Fumane Cave (Verona, Italy). University of Ferrara (Italy). Doctoral program in sciences and technologies for archaeology and cultural heritage. (In English)
2011 Novella Coviello (Bachelor Degree). Acoustic and GPR investigations on the left wall of the 1500a. Cloister of the historical cemetery of Bologna. University of Ferrara (Italy), Bachelor Degree program in technologies for cultural heritage. (In Italian)
2011 Maria Paola Marinelli (Bachelor Degree). Electric resistivity tomography on the left wall of the 1500a. Cloister of the historical cemetery of Bologna. University of Ferrara (Italy), Bachelor Degree program in technologies for cultural heritage. (In Italian)