Besides my research activites, since some years I'm working on a series of initiatives related to the popularization of the culture underlying computer scientce. Specifically, I am among the founders of the ALADDIN laboratory, between 2012 and 2017 I have been delegate of the Head of the Computer Science Department for the activities concerning perspective students and popularization and between 2013 and 2017 I have organized the activities of the commission for perspective students and vocational orientation of the Science and Technology division of the Milan University.

Activities for perspective students

Since 2006 I am involved in several activities devoted to the publicization of higher education at the Computer Science Department of the Milan University. In particular, between 2010 and 2012 I headed the commission for perspective students, and between 2012 and 2017 I was delegate by the Head of the department to cultural promotion and counseling for perspective students. Specifically, I work on the following activities,

High school teachers interested in organizing a meeting, a visit or in planning a teaching activity can send an e-mail at the address orientamento.milano@di.unimi.it, or call the University Center for perspective students and placement.

Teacher education

My teaching activities are in part devoted to the perspective high school teachers.

Popularization of computer science

I have worked on the following activities for the popularization of computer science:

Informal learning of computer science

Since 2011 I collaborate on a project about the informal learning of computer science, involving experimentation at high schools, two BSc theses in computer science. The obtained results are described in some scientific papers. Building on this experience I participated in the following activities:

Diffusion of software for scientific computation

My research activities often require me to write custom software, typically using tools I contribute to circulate through: