Since January 2018 I am a **University Researcher** in the Turbulence and Vortex Dynamcs group, Department of Applied Physics, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
I am PI of the NWO-VENI research grant:

financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

pedestrian dynamics & automated tracking

statistical mechanics & Langevin equations, for and from big data analytics

computer vision & deep neural networks

scientific & high performance computing, scientific data management

software design & engineering

An extensive description of my work including pictures and videos can be found on the website of the Crowdflow research group.

Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2018 Post-doctoral researcher

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Department of Applied Physics - Group: Turbulence and Vortex Dynamcs (WDY)

Jan. 2013 - Feb. 2016 Ph.D. Applied Mathematics

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Centre for Analysis, Scientific Computing and Applications (CASA)

Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2016 Ph.D. Structural Engineering

Polytechnic university of Turin. Department of Structural Engineering, Construction and Soil Mechanics

Jan. 2014 Consultant

Crowd dynamics at Milano Expo2015, NH Pavillion

Mar. 2011 - Dec. 2012 Visiting student

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Theoretical division T5 - Plasma physics and applied mathematics

Sept. 2009 - Dec. 2011 Msc. Mathematical Engineering

Polytechnic university of Turin. Department of Mathematics.

Sept. 2006 - Oct. 2009 Bsc. Mathematics for Engineering Sciences

Polytechnic university of Turin. Department of Mathematics.

I am fluent in numerous programming languages for (and beyond) scientific computing, data analytics, web and automation.

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Member of the editorial board of Collective Dynamics.

Guest editor of Journal of Advanced Transportation for the special issue "Empirical Research on Pedestriansâ€™ Behavior and Crowd Dynamics".

Reviewer for: Applied Mathematical Modeling | Physical Review E | Journal of Statistical Physics: Theory and Experiment | IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology | Fire Technology | Physica A | Procedia Engineering | Transportation Research F

2019 - Co-director and lecturer at 7th Workshop on Collaborative Scientific Software Development - ICTP (link)

2018 - Computational and Mathematical Physics, Msc in Applied Physics (TA)

2018 - Invited lecturer at 6th Workshop on Collaborative Scientific Software Development and Management of Open Source Scientific Packages, (parts: floating point arithmetic, code testing, (distributed) version control and continuous integration), III level education in computational sciences, Organization: Sharif University of Technology, ICTP Trieste and UNESCO (more)

2017 - Computational and Mathematical Physics, Msc in Applied Physics (TA)

2016 - Computational and Mathematical Physics, Msc in Applied Physics (TA)

2019-ongoing Stan vd Burg, Bsc in Applied Physics. Topic: pedestrian flows analytics via path integral

2019 Niels Peters, Bsc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Optical Flow in Pedestrian Tracking*

2019 Dario Chinelli, Bsc in Applied Physics. Topic: modeling pedestrian dynamics via path-integral

2018-2019 Gerben Beintema, Msc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Controlling Thermal Convection via Reinforcement Learning*

2019 Rick de Kreij, Bsc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *A multi-scale model for real-life pedestrian arrival processes*

2019 Lars Raaijmakers, Internship in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Learning conditional probability distributions from sampled data with application to kinetic simulations of fluids*

2018 Joris Willems, Bsc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Pedestrian Orientation: Accurate Measurements and Dynamics*

2018 Lars Schilders, Bsc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Superposition of interactions in pedestrian dynamics*

2017-2018 Werner Kroneman, Scientific software developer and research assistant.

2017-2018 Joost Visser, Msc in Computer Science. *Capita selecta on unsupervised deep machine learning* (with dr. V. Menkovski).

2015-2016 Jasper A. Meeusen, Msc in Applied Physics. Thesis: *Dense crowd dynamics* (with prof. F. Toschi).

2016 Diana Gonzalez, Msc in Sustainable Energy Technology. Thesis: *Anticipatory Lighting Control Systems* (with prof. E. van Loenen, prof. F. Toschi, ir. C. de Bakker).