PhD student at University of Geneva and Hes-so Valais (since 2018)
I am a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Research Zurich and at two applied universities in Switzerland: ZHAW and HES-SO Valais. I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva in December 2021. My research aims at using interpretable deep learning methods to support and facilitate knowledge discovery in bio-medical research. During my Ph.D., I was a visiting student at the Martinos Center, part of the Harvard Medical School in Boston (MA) to focus on the interaction between clinicians and deep learning systems.
Coming from a background of IT Engineering, I was awarded the Engineering Department Award for completing the M.Phil. in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2017.
|Interpretable Modelling of Molecular Sub-typing of Colorectal Cancer Patients||Personalised medicine aims at defining patient-specific treatment strategies that are alternative to, and may be less invasive than, traditional chemotherapy. To do so, we need to develop models to obtain patient stratification. My focus is using interpretable deep learning methods to obtain patient stratification based on multi-omics data (e.g. proteomics, genomics, ..) and imaging data.|
|Human-centric interpretability for histopathology||Explanations of machine learning models should facilitate the deployment of automated systems in the pathology workflow. To do so, explaining black-box models should take into account the requirements and domain ontology of the end-users.|
|Interpretability for the media industry||With the AI4Media project, we collaborate to make sure that the European values of ethical and trustworthy AI are embedded in future AI deployments.|
During my thesis project, I worked on a spatial smoothing loss function that would allow for target-specific regularization for recurrent natural language models.
I interrupted this MSc to apply to the MPhil in Cambridge, as it suited the best to my academic interests.
Skills in brief I speak Italian, English and French. I understand Spanish and can interact at a basic level. I mostly program in Python, PyTorch, Tensorflow and Keras. I have experience with Matlab and C programming.