1996 Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Trieste, Italy.
1992 Laurea cum laude in Physics, University of Messina, Italy.
2006- Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy.
2003-2006 Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Naples, Italy.
1999-2003 Research Fellow at University of Trieste, Department of Earth Sciences. Italy.
1998-1999 Postdoc at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.
1997-1998 Postdoc at University of Trieste, Department of Earth Sciences, Italy.
“V3 - Estimates of the probability of occurrence of significant earthquakes at Mt. Etna and characterization of seismicity”. UR Coordinator (INGV-DPC 2012-2013).
“S3 - Fast evaluation of parameters and effects of strong earthquakes in Italy and in the Mediterranean”. UR Coordinator (INGV-DPC 2007-2009).
Bilateral Italy-Japan "Modelling and analysis of long-period ground motions for earthquake hazard”. Participant (MIUR 2008-2009).
“S4: Real and quasi real-time ground motion estimates of significant earthquakes in the Italian region”. Participant (INGV-DPC 2006-2008).