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
2012present  Professor at the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) 
200912 
Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland) 
200809 
Lecturer at the University of Zuerich (Switzerland) 
200408 
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Zuerich (Switzerland) 
19992004

Graduate/Teaching
Assistant at the University
of Notre Dame (USA) 
Sept.Dec. 2018 
ICERM,
Providence, RI (USA), semester program on Nonlinear
Algebra 
Nov.Dec. 2012 
MSRI, Berkeley, CA (USA), scientific program on Commutative Algebra 
Jan.Feb. 2011 
MittagLeffler
Institute, Stockholm (Sweden), semester program on Algebraic Geometry with a view towards applications 
Sept.Oct. 2006 
Fields Institute, Toronto (Canada), thematic program in Cryptography 
Aug.Oct. 2005, Mar. 2006 
Max Planck Institut fuer Mathematik  Bonn (Germany) 
* Armasuisse grant on “Multivariate cryptography”, Dec.
2015Nov. 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. 2014Dec. 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)", 201216
* 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 MittagLeffler
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.
2009Dec. 2013 (PI)
* Recipient of the "Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich",
grant no. 57104101, JanDec 2008 (PI)
* Member of the consortium “Azione integrata ItaliaSpagna”
financed by MIUR (Italian Ministry
for University and Research) in 200709
* 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 200506
* Marie Curie IntraEuropean 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, 200204
* Fellowship from the Istituto Nazionale di Alta
Matematica F.Severi (Italian National Institute for Higher
Mathematics F.Severi), 19992002
* M.S. in Mathematics, 100/100 cum Laude, July 1999
* Selected for the Italian Mathematics Olympiads (national
level competition), 1995
* “Algebraic Methods in Coding Theory and Communication”
(with M. Greferath, H. Lopez Valdez, F. Manganiello), Casa
Matematica Oaxaca (Mexico), October 2020
* Local organizing committee for
the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry 2019 (SIAM
AG 19), University of Bern (Switzerland), July 2019
* Program Committee of MEGA 2019 
Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry  Universidad
Complutense de Madrid (Spain), June 2019
* Program Committee of WCC 2019  the 11th Workshop on Coding
and Cryptography  SaintJacutdelaMer (France), April 2019
* “Nonlinear algebra in applications” (with A. Dickenstein, J.
Hauenstein, Y.H. He, and C. Uhler) Institute for
Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics
(ICERM), Brown University (RI, USA), November 2018
* Program Committee of MEGA 2017  Effective Methods in
Algebraic Geometry  Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis
(France), June 2017
* Intercity Seminar (with E. Delucchi and J. Draisma),
Universities of Bern, Fribourg, and Neuchatel, since 2016
* Colloquium Series at the University of Neuchatel, 201316
* 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 PostQuantum
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. MantillaSoler, 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),
200912
* Seminar in Coding Theory and Cryptography, University of
Zurich (Switzerland), 200609
* Program Committee of SAC 2008  Workshop on Selected Areas
in Cryptography 
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada),
August 2008
* Program Committee of WAIFI 2008  Workshop on the
Arithmetic of Finite Fields  Siena (Italy), July 2008