Machine Learning Engineer
Arianna is a physicist who spent over ten years doing research in theoretical nuclear physics before she pivoted her career into utilizing technology for good.
She holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona. Thereafter, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher, first at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) in one of the top institutes of Nuclear Theory Research worldwide, and then at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas within the Bruno Kessler Foundation, in Trento (Italy). While in Darmstadt, she won the Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers and received full funding to develop her own scientific project. Her focus was in the theoretical study of nuclear many-body systems, developing mathematical and computational models to perform and analyze complex data.
However, after a successful career as an academic researcher in nuclear theoretical physics, she wanted to play a more direct role in improving society. This was when she pursued a Master in ICT for Development and Social Good at the University of Turin. Her thesis focused on the ethical employment of data mining and machine learning in international development projects. She later joined the computing center of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics as a research assistant, working on projects related to cloud computing and blockchain technologies.
Arianna also holds a Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, from University of Barcelona, and a Master in Physics from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. In addition, she has spoken multiple times at research conferences, including plenary sessions to hundreds of people. In 2019, for one of these plenary sessions, she also won a young postdoc talk prize. She has also published over 15 journal articles, as well as a chapter in a book about computational nuclear physics.