Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dottore di Ricerca in Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 2013-2016.
Master of Science (MSc)
Dottore Magistrale in Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 2010-2012.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Dottore in Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 2006-2010.
At the University of Stuttgart, Germany, I have worked as Akademischer Rat, Postdoctoral Researcher (TV-L E13, 2016-2019), and Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, 2017-2018).
As Head of the division for Human Aspects of Software Engineering (HASE), I have promoted bright early career researchers in all fields of behavioral and human aspects of software engineering and its education.
At the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy ,I have worked as lecturer, teaching assistant, data scientist (project People’s Republic of Bozen-Bolzano ), and research assistant (with the SEMAT initiative). Most of these activities and projects while I was a doctoral researcher (2013-2016) there.
At the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK, Trento, Italy) I have been an intern as researcher (with the Open Knowledge Foundation ) and as software engineer (the Dycapo project).
I have also worked as editorial associate at the Journal of Open Research Software . This was a honorary position.
I have long worked as freelance web engineer for several customers (several projects with Matteo Moretti ).
For The Winnower I volunteered as web engineer and academic counselor (DOI bridging in particular).
For about one year I collaborated as web developer for Bizetaweb (Bolzano-Bozen, Italy).
I have been a system administrator intern for Thun S.p.a. (Bolzano-Bozen, Italy).
I have been involved in various academic activities, including serving on the organizing or steering committees of international conferences such as ICSE, ESEC/FSE, ESEM, and CHASE. I have also worked as a member of the editorial board for journals like PeerJ Computer Science and Empirical Software Engineering. Additionally, I have provided reviews for over forty program committees.
I have a fair array of honors and awards. These include the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award and Best Presentation Award. My study on developer happiness in the Journal of Systems and Software, was the best paper among thousands of submissions in 2018. More article accolades include the Jean-Claude Guédon Prize for my paper on scholarly publications in F1000Research, and two articles featuring in PeerJ’s top viewed papers. My data visualization projects such as the "Repubblica Popolare di Bolzano" have not only clinched the bronze medal at the European Design Awards 2016, but also won the international Global Editor Network Data Journalism Award 2015. The same project was also a finalist for the Italian DIG Award. Another paper of mine, In Need of Creative Mobile Service Ideas? Forget Adults and Ask Young Children was the most read article of 2015 in the SAGE Open journal.
580k EUR is the amount of money that has been generated by grants that I have either proposed or supported.
My research activities have appeared in more than 95 international venues including Nature News, Wired, VICE, The Guardian, The Independent, Der Spiegel, Daily Mail, Il Sole 24 Ore, Corriere della Sera.