education

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, IN (USA), May 2004
M.S. in Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, IN (USA), January 2001
M.S. (Laurea) in Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Genova (Italy), July 1999

positions held

2012-present Professor at the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Nov.-Dec. 2012 
Research Member at MSRI in Berkeley, CA (USA)
in connection with the 2012/13 Thematic Program in Commutative Algebra
2009-12
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland)
Jan.-Feb. 2011 Research Member at the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm (Sweden)
in connection with the 2011 Thematic Program on "Algebraic Geometry with a view towards applications"
2008-09
Lecturer at the University of Zuerich (Switzerland)
2004-08
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Zuerich (Switzerland)
Sept.-Oct. 2006 Research Member at the Fields Institute in Toronto (Canada)
in connection with the Fall 2006 Thematic Program in Cryptography
Aug.-Oct. 2005,
Mar. 2006
Research Guest at the Max Planck Institut fuer Mathematik - Bonn (Germany)
1999-2004           
Graduate/Teaching Assistant at the University of Notre Dame (USA)

awards and grants

* Armasuisse grant on “Multivariate cryptography”, Dec. 2015-Nov. 2016 (PI)
* Member of the MEGA Advisory Board since 2015
* CUSO grant funding the doctoral school “SM’ART”, Jan. 2016 (with L. Anderson and E. Delucchi)
* CUSO grant funding the doctoral school “Let’s matroid!”, Mar. 2015 (with E. Delucchi and R. Jurrius)
* SNSF Grant no. 200021_150207 "Algebraic Aspects of Linear Network Coding”, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2016 (PI)
* CUSO grant funding the doctoral school “Quadratic forms, lattices and applications”, Mar. 2014
(with D. Jetchev, G. Mantilla, and H. Parlier)
* Featured on “AcademiaNet - Expert Database of Outstanding Female Scientists and Scholars” since 2012
* Invitation from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, CA) to participate to the program on "Commutative Algebra", Fall 2012
* Representative of the Swiss node in the Management Committee of the ICT COST Action IC1104 on "Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q)", 2012-16
* Financial support from the Swiss Academy of Sciences – SCNAT for the organization of the conference "Trends in Coding Theory"
* Grant from the Centro Stefano Franscini (ETH Zurich) to organize a conference on "Trends in Coding Theory" on Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, 2012 (with J. Rosenthal and A. Shokrollahi)
* Invitation and financial support from the Mittag-Leffler Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) to participate to the program on "Algebraic Geometry with a view towards applications", Spring 2011
* Financial support for short term visitors from the Mathematics Department of the University
of Kentucky awarded in 2010 and 2011
* SNSF Grant no. PP00P2_123393 "Gorenstein liaison: using commutative algebra to study projective schemes", Sept. 2009-Dec. 2013 (PI)
* Recipient of the "Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich", grant no. 57104101, Jan-Dec 2008 (PI)
* Member of the consortium “Azione integrata Italia-Spagna” financed by MIUR (Italian Ministry
for University and Research) in 2007-09
* Invitation and financial support from the Fields Institute (Toronto, Canada) to participate in the Fall 2006  Thematic Program in Cryptography
* Member of the "Vigoni project" (EU financed project for cooperation between Italy and Germany) in 2005-06
* Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship offered for the proposal "Algebraic and Cohomological aspects of Algebraic Geometry", Individual Fellowship for 24 months (starting in 2005) (declined)
* Yearly stipend from the Max Planck Insitut fuer Mathematik - Bonn offered for the period September 2005 - August 2006 (only used for four months)
* Financial support from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, CA) in connection with participation to 5 workshops in the framework of the thematic programs in Commutative Algebra (2002/03) and Algebraic Geometry (2009)
* Several travel grants from different conference organizational committees, from the Mathematics Department of the University of Notre Dame, and through the Graduate Student Union Travel Grant of the University of Notre Dame
* Graduate/Teaching Assistantship from the University of Notre Dame, 2002-04
*  Fellowship from the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica F.Severi (Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics F.Severi), 1999-2002
* M.S. in Mathematics, 100/100 cum Laude, July 1999
* Selected for the Italian Mathematics Olympiads (national level competition), 1995

conference and seminar organization

* Program Committee for MEGA 2017 - International Conference on Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry
* Intercity Seminar (with E. Delucchi and J. Draisma), Universities of Bern, Fribourg, and Neuchatel, since 2016
* Colloquium Series at the University of Neuchatel, 2013-16
* Seminar in Coding Theory and Cryptography (with J. Rosenthal), Universities of Neuchatel and Zurich, since 2013
* CUSO doctoral school “SM’ART” (with E. Delucchi and L. Anderson), les Diablerets (Switzerland), Jan. 2016
* “Commutative Algebra Meeting” in honor of M. E. Rossi (with A. Conca and E. De Negri), University of Genoa (Italy), Oct. 2015
* CUSO doctoral school “Let’s matroid!” (with E. Delucchi and R. Jurrius), University of Neuchatel, Mar. 2015
* “DIMACS Workshop on The Mathematics of Post-Quantum Cryptography” (with N. Boston, T. Lange, and J. Rosenthal), DIMACS, New Brunswick, NJ (USA), Jan. 2015
* CUSO doctoral school “Quadratic forms, lattices, and applications” (with D. Jetchev, G. Mantilla-Soler, and H. Parlier), les Diablerets (Switzerland), Mar. 2014
* Minisymposia on “Coding Theory and Geometry” and “Cryptography and Number Theory” (with I. Duursma and J. Rosenthal) at the “SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry 2013”, Colorado State University (USA), Aug. 2013
* “Trends in Coding Theory” (with J. Rosenthal and A. Shokrollahi), Monte Verita' Conference Center, Ascona (Switzerland), Oct. 2012
* CUSO “Workshop Algebra and Geometry” (with J. Blanc, H. Kraft, and F. Kutzschebauch), University of Bern (Switzerland), Sept. 2012
* Perlen Seminar (with G. Crippa), University of Basel (Switzerland), Spring 2012
* Perlen Seminar (with J. Blanc), University of Basel (Switzerland), Fall 2010
* Seminar in Coding Theory and Cryptography (with J. Rosenthal), Universities of Basel and Zurich (Switzerland), 2009-12
* Seminar in Coding Theory and Cryptography, University of Zurich (Switzerland), 2006-09
* Program Committee for SAC 2008 - Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography
* Program Committee for WAIFI 2008 - Workshop on the Arithmetic of Finite Fields