Alessandro Corbetta, Ph.D. Resume


Since February 2016 I am Post Doctoral Researcher in the Turbulence and Vortex Dynamcs group, Department of Applied Physics, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. I work under the supervision of prof. Federico Toschi and within the JSTP research programme:

Vision driven visitor behaviour analysis and crowd management

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

Research interests

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.


Publication list

Previous positions & education

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.


Technology & IT

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

Reviewer activity

Applied Mathematical Modeling | IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology | Fire Technology | Physica A | Procedia Engineering | Transportation Research F


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)


2018-ongoing Gerben Beintema, Msc in Applied Physics. Topic: machine learning non-linear dynamics
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).