About me:

I have been a PhD student in the Applied Mathematics track at NJIT since the fall of 2012. I first came to NJIT as an exchange student during the academic year 2011-2012 thanks to a fellowship provided by my former university, Università degli Studi di Siena, in partnership with NJIT. My background is in Mathematics with focus on some geometrical and computational aspects. My interests are all sorts of numerical methods and discretization techniques for Scientific Computing and Computer Graphics. I graduated from the PhD program in Applied Mathematics at NJIT in May 2018 and accepted an appointment as a PostDoctoral Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder under the supervision of Jed Brown within the Center for Efficient Exascale Discretization (CEED) project.

Research projects at a glance:

Master's Thesis Final Project:
Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces

Implementation of the original subdivision surfaces algorithm by Catmull-Clark for closed surfaces.
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Expansion of the original algorithm to include open surfaces.
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PhD's Thesis Project:
Numerical Simulations of Thin Viscoelastic Films

Direct numerical simulations of thin viscoelastic films on a flat solid substrate.
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Direct numerical simulations of spreading/receding viscoelastic drops on a flat solid substrate.
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Pixar Animation Studios Internship Project:
Numerical Simulations of Viscous Liquids on Surfaces

Implementation of a Navier-Stokes solver and a thin film solver for viscous liquids on arbitrary surfaces.
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My Erdős number is 5 (source MathSciNet).