Cognitive Modelling; Cognitive Robotics; Machine Learning; Neural Networks;
I am a Researcher at ISTC-CNR, in Rome. MSc in Physics (Cybernetics) at the University of Naples Federico II and Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science at the Department of Mathematics "R. Caccioppoli" of the University of Naples Federico II.
My research focuses on computational modelling of cognitive functions related to Social Interaction, Joint Action, Planning and Decision Making in Spatial Navigation, Action Prediction, Sensorimotor Communication. My models are mainly based on Dynamical Bayesian Networks and/or Dynamic Neural Networks. I also developed a "programmable" neural network architecture endowed with the concept of programmability that enables neural circuits with a fixed structure to exhibit multiple behaviours and "fast" switching among them.