I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2012, a Laurea Magistrale degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in Automation Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2007, and a Laurea degree (B.Sc. equivalent) in Computer Engineering at the University of Pisa, in 2004.
My research interests are in the area of multi-agent, large-scale, and networked systems, such as power grids, water distribution networks, and cooperative robotic systems. Specific topics of interest include:
- Network neuroscience
- Cyber-physical security and trust management
- Complex systems and network science
- Distributed estimation and information filtering
- Robotic patrolling and persistent surveillance
- Our work on the controllability of structural brain networks made it to the news!
- We have submitted 3 papers to ACC16
- We have submitted a paper on the network observability radius to TAC
- Our paper paper on the controllability of structural brain networks has appeared in Nature Communications
- Our paper paper on distributed attack identification will be presented at CDC15
- Our paper paper on the role of diameter in network controllability will be presented at CDC15
- Our paper on data-driven detection of dynamic load altering attacks will be presented at SmartGridComm15
- We have submitted a paper on dynamic attacks against smart grids to TSG
- Our paper on finite-field consensus networks has appeared in Automatica