Hey there! Welcome to my personal homepage!
I'm currently a Ricercatrice di tipo A in MAT/03 - Geometry (3-year post-doc fellowship) at the Department of Mathematics and Applications of the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, in Naples (Italy).
Previously, from August 2020 to December 2021, I was a visiting assistant professor (ATER) at the Université de la Polynésie Française, on the beautiful island of Tahiti, where I worked within the team GAATI (Algebraic Geometry and Applications to Information Theory). From August 2017 to August 2020 I was a Postdoctoral Scholar Researcher at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, under the mentorship of Jean-François Biasse. I completed my PhD in 2016 at the Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille of Aix-Marseille University under the supervision of Yves Aubry.
In my research, I'm interested in algebraic geometry over finite fields (algebraic curves with many rational points, function fields, elliptic curves, abelian surfaces, etc.), algebraic and computational number theory, and I enjoy when I can apply pure mathematical tools coming from these fields to areas at the intersection with computer science, such as cryptography (e.g. isogeny-based cryptography) and coding theory (e.g. algebraic geometric codes).
Am I obsessed with $\pi$? Maybe... or maybe it's because I'm also a founding member of the Pi Day Association. The Pi Day Association, which works to promote and communicate mathematics to the general public, has been awarded the d'Alembert prize in 2016 by the French Mathematical Society (Société Mathématique de France): probably for the first time in France, we brought mathematics on the stage of big theaters in Paris, Marseille and Lyon for two unconventional musicals.
Since then, I have been playing my role of ambassador of mathematics in several ways and contexts. I strongly believe in the importance of dissemination activities and I will keep working to make mathematics inclusive, fun and humane.
Enjoy surfing through my website, where you can find more information about my research, my teaching, and my activities related to bringing science into the public eye!
All the best,