I was born in 1977 in Trapani, Italy.
I took my secondary school "Diploma" in Computer Science with full marks at Istituto Tecnico Industriale "Leonardo da Vinci" di Trapani in 1995/96
I took my M.S. Degree (five years "laurea") cum laude in Computer Science at UniversitÓ di Pisa in 2001 (advisor Giorgio Ghelli).
I took my "Diploma di Licenza" at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa with full marks in 2002.
I was a Ph.D. student in Computer Science for three years at University of Pisa - Department of Computer Science (ranked first at admission examinations).
I worked as a visiting Marie Curie Ph.D. student the University of Sussex supervised by Vladimiro Sassone
In 2005 I took my Ph.D. (dottorato) in Computer Science presenting the Ph.D. thesis entitled "Spatial Logics for semi-structured resources" with widely positive evaluations by the reviewers.
I was research fellow at University of Sussex in the MIKADO project supervided by Matthew Hennessy
I worked on "XQuery foundations" a german research project supervised by Thomas Schwentick