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PhD in Physics, at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (1992).
Graduated in Geological Sciences cum laude at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (1987).
Chief scientist at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) of Rome (since 2003).
Associate Professor of Physics of Volcanism at the Osservatorio Vesuviano of Naples (1998-2002).
Post-doctoral Fellow in Physics at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (1993-1995).
Professional Service and committees
Member of the Board of Directors of Analysis and Monitoring Environmental Risks (AMRA) (2012-2014).
Member of the Advisory Board for UK ESRC-NERC IRNH STREVA "Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas" project (2012-2017).
Member of the Global Volcano Model (GVM) Scientific Steering Committee (2012-present)
Member of the Scientific Review Panel for the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3) project (2010-2012).
Member of the Advisory Group for the NERC-ESRC programme ‘Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards’, funded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (2010-2011).
Member of the Commission for Seismic Risk mitigation nominated by the chief of Dipartimento Protezione Civile, under the directive of the Italian Government (2010).
Responsible for the Italian Testing Region of the Collaboratory for the Studies of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP) and member of the European Earthquake Forecast Testing Center (CSEP-EU-TEC) board of directors (2009-2014).
Member of the International Commission on Predictability of Earthquakes nominated by the chief of Dipartimento Protezione Civile after L'Aquila earthquake on April 6, 2009, under the directive of the Italian Government (2009-2011).
Co-chairman of World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) (2005-2011).
Leader of the IAVCEI Commission on Statistics in Volcanology (COSIV) (2008-2011).
Member of the volcano hazards advisory committee to the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) (2008-2010).
Scientific Consultant for Analysis and Monitoring Environmental Risks (AMRA) (2006-2012).
Project leader of volcanological and seismological INGV/DPC and Gruppo Nazionale di Vulcanologia (GNV) projects (since 2000).
Member of the Disasters Advisory Group in support of GEO Task US-06-01 (2008-2010).
Joint steering committee member of UNESCO GARS-IGOS (2006-2008).
Teaching activity for PhD students in Earth Sciences, University of Roma 3 (2013-).
Lectures on statistics and natural hazard assessment at Centre d’Etude des Risques Géologiques (CERG), Université de Gèneve (2007-present).
Teaching activity for PhD students in Geophysics Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (2000-2007).
Teaching activity for graduate students in Earth Sciences and Physics at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (1998-2007).