Curriculum Vitae

Current position

Software Engineer at Google Research, Zürich, since 2019.

Working (mostly) on JPEG XL, a new image compression format.

Random projects

I wrote very fast PNG and JXL encoders. Slides about those encoders, with links to code on GitHub, can be found here.


PhD in Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa (2017-2021) Compression Techniques for Large Graphs: Theory and Practice (pdf, slides).

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (2015-2017)
A new algorithmic framework for enumerating commutable set properties (pdf, slides).

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (2012-2015)
Ricerca veloce di pattern comuni a due grafi (pdf, slides).


  • 10th place at the AliBaBa Global Scheduling Competition.
  • Winner of the First Reply Code Challenge.
  • 81st place at the Google Distributed Code Jam Round 2
  • 14th place at the Google Hash Code team competition.
  • Silver medal at the International Olympiads in Informatics.
  • Honourable mention at the Romanian Master in Mathematics.
  • Gold medal at the national Olympiads in Physics.
  • Gold medal at the national Olympiads in Mathematics.
  • First place at the national-level competition “Gara di Modellizzazione Matematica”.
  • Bronze medal at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad.


See my Google Scholar page.