Gabriele is a Senior at Harvard College studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests are Computer Systems (in particular distributed systems, networking, and databases), Data Science and Signal Processing.
At Harvard, he is currently working in Prof. Minlan Yu's lab, doing research on computer networking. His previous research experiences include work on computer systems (under Prof. Eddie Kohler at Harvard), distributed systems (under Prof. Ion Stoica at UC Berkeley) and machine learning (under Prof. Andrea Bonarini at the Politecnico di Milano).
Before college, Gabriele grew up in Milan, Italy, where he graduated from Liceo Classico Istituto Leone XIII. He competed in the Italian Olympiads in Informatics at the regional level, and was involved in club swimming, club running, and Ancient Greek theater. He also spent a year as an exchange student at Vashon Island High School (Vashon, WA), where he was part of the Varsity XC Team and was Captain of the Varsity T&F team.
Gabriele is fluent in Italian and English, and he is proficient in Ancient Greek and Latin. In addition to engineering, Gabriele is enthusiastic about reading, outdoor activities and traveling.
• Undergraduate Researcher in Prof. Minlan Yu's group. Research on computer networking (Sept. 2020 - Present).
• Undergraduate researcher in Prof. Eddie Kohler's group. Research on computer systems. (May 2019 - June 2020)
TA for Harvard’s Introductory Computer Science course, CS50.
• Lead weekly 1h15min-sections to a group of ~20 students, hold office hours, grade problem sets and exams
• Contribute to hosting & organizing course-wide events such as the CS50 Puzzle Day, the CS50 Hackathon and CS50 Fair, where students showcase their final projects.
Summer research assistantship with Prof. Andrea Bonarini of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab (AirLab) at Politecnico di Milano.
• Worked on a research project that used state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to improve tracking of human people by a moving robot.
• Wrote Python implementation of an overlapping mixture of Gaussian Processes to generate human motion profiles from potential leg detections from sensors onboard a moving robot.
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (Minor). GPA 3.8
Relevant Coursework: Big Data Systems (grad) • Advanced Computer Networks (grad) • Operating Systems • Systems Programming and Machine Organization • Machine Learning • Probability • Discrete Math for CS • Linear Algebra • Multivariable Calculus • Signals and Systems • Feedback and Control • Circuits and Electronics • Quantum Physics • Econometrics.
Final grade: 100/100
The ’Diploma of maturità classica’ is Italy’s high school curriculum focusing on the humanities.
It is 5 years long and it includes courses in Ancient Greek, Latin, History, Philosophy, Italian Literature and
English literature, in addition to Math and Science.
GPA: 4.0; SAT Subject Tests: 800 (Math II), 800 (Physics), 800 (Latin)
Foreign exchange student program during junior year of high school. Relevant coursework: AP Calculus BC (5), AP Computer Science (5), Physics, Journalism, Expository Writing.
Apart from being an engineering student, Gabriele enjoys reading, travelling and cooking Italian food. He loves sports such as swimming or running. During both winter and the warmer months, Gabriele loves spending time outdoor. Growing up in Milan, just a couple of hours away from the Italian Alps, he has been hiking and skiing since a very young age. During the warmer months he enjoys snorkeling, scuba diving and water skiing in the Mediterranean.
Check out his photo albums below or on Flickr