I am a senior research scientist at Isomorphic Labs, a digital biology company and sister company of Google DeepMind, on a mission to reimagine drug discovery with an AI-first approach.

Previously, I was a researcher at EPFL, where I worked on neural fields and generative models for protein design, as part of the LTS2 and LPDI labs.

I did my PhD at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA researching graph neural networks and their applications to dynamical systems and biology. My alma mater is Politecnico di Milano, in my beautiful hometown, from which I graduated with honors in Computer Science and Engineering.

I have built Spektral, a library for geometric deep learning in TensorFlow/Keras, and I am deeply fascinated by self-organizing systems and emergence.

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After one amazing year at Isomorphic Labs, I have been promoted to senior research scientist.

I was featured for the second time on Machine Learning Street Talk. This interview was shot at NeurIPS 2023 last year, where I presented our work on generalized implicit neural representations from my time at EPFL.

I will be attending the Molecular ML Conference 2023 at Mila, in Montr├ęal, on May 29th. See you there!

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be joining Isomorphic Labs (London, UK) to help reimagine the drug discovery process using AI. Exciting times ahead!

Our paper "Generalised implicit neural representations" was accepted at NeurIPS 2022.

I will be Publicity Chair for the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (2023).

I had the absolute pleasure of chatting about cellular automata, emergence, life, graphs, and much more with the amazing Tim and Keith of Machine Learning Street Talk!

In collaboration with part of the team that I mentored at LOGML 2021, we have released a preprint on unsupervised embedding of heterophilous graphs.

I have become a member of the ELLIS Society, one of the leading non-profit organizations for promoting European AI.

I am co-organizing a special session on Deep Learning for Graphs (DL4G) at WCCI 2022. Read the call for papers here.

I have successfully defended my PhD dissertation!

Our paper "Learning graph cellular automata" will appear at NeurIPS 2021.

Our paper "Understanding pooling in graph neural networks" is out on arXiv.

The paper from my collaboration with Menten AI, "XENet: using a new graph convolution to accelerate the timeline for protein design on quantum computers", was published in PLOS Computational Biology.