Born March 14, 1938 in Vercelli (Piemonte, Italy)

Married with Marisa – One
daughter: Michela

**Education**

Maturità classica
1956, Liceo-Ginnasio Lagrangia, Vercelli (Lagrangia
is the Italian family name of Joseph-Louis Lagrange)

Laurea (cum laude) in Physics October 31,
1960, University of Genova

Libera Docenza
in Theoretical Physics, 1968.

**Academic career**

From November 1, 1961 to
October 31, 1963 fellowship of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Università di Genova

From November 1, 1964 to
October 31, 1965 lecturer of a class of Physics for students in Engineering
(Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism), Università di
Genova

From November 1, 1965 to
February 28, 1968 research assistant Institut fuer Theoretiche Kernphysic, director Prof. Konrad Bleuler,
University of Bonn

From March 1, 1968 to April
30, 1968, visiting researcher Ecole Polytechnique, prof. Jean Lascoux,
Paris

From May 1, 1968 to October
31, 1968 , visiting researcher Service de Physique,
Prof. J. Géhéniau and J. Regnier,
Université Libre de Bruxelles

From November 1,1968 to
October 31, 1970 lecturer of a class of Physics for students in Engineering, Università di Genova

From November 1, 1970 to
October 31, 1980 lecturer of a class of Mathematical Methods of Physics for
students in Physics, and also Assistant professor in Physics, Università di Genova

From November 1, 1980 to October
31, 1994 full professor in Mathematical Analysis, University of Genova

From November 1, 1994 to October
31, 2010 full professor in Computer and Information Science with the same
University.

Retired November 1, 2010
and subsequently scientific collaborator first of DISI (Dipartimento
di Informatica e Scienze
dell0Informazione) and next of DIBRIS (Dipartimento
di Informatica, Bioingegneria,
Robotica e Ingegneria dei Sistemi).

**The journal **"**INVERSE PROBLEMS**"

Member of the Editorial
Board of the journal, published by the Institute of Physics, from the
foundation in 1985 to 1989.

Editor-in-chief,
at that time called Honorary editor, from 1990 to 1994.

Member of the International
Advisory Panel from
1995 to now

Fellow of the Institute of
Physics, FInstP, 2004.

**Conference organization**

Chairman of the NATO
Advanced Research Workshop on "Inverse Problems in Scattering and
Imaging", held in Cape Code, USA, 14-19 April 1991.

Chairman of the International
Conference on Inverse Problems, sponsored by the Italian Research Council (CNR), held in Vietri, Italy, 28 September-2 October 1998.

Promoter and member of the
steering committe of the conference series Applied
Inverse Problems

**Research**

Author and co-author of
about 180 articles, co-editor, with E.R.Pike,
of the book "Inverse Problem in Scattering and Imaging" and co-author
with P.Boccacci of the book "Introduction to
Inverse Problems in Imaging".

My first research interests
were in non-relativistic quantum scattering theory. In particular
I worked on Regge pole theory and on its applications
to nuclear physics, on spectral properties of Schroedinger
operators with nonlocal potentials and on some mathematical problems arising in
the optical model of nuclear reactions. Around 1975 my interest was addressed
to another research domain which was new at that time: the theory and the
applications of inverse and ill-posed problems. After some preliminary work on
deterministic and probabilistic regularization methods and on their
applications to the problem of object restoration in optics, I developed
methods based on the singular value decomposition of a linear operator for the
solution of inverse problems in various domains of applied science. In
particular, properties of the singular system of the finite Laplace transform
were derived and used for data inversion in the problem of polydispersity
analysis by means of photon correlation spectroscopy. Moreover, applications of
the theory to imaging problems in microscopy suggested a new version of the
confocal scanning microscope. A prototype of this new microscope was realized
by E.R.Pike at King's
College in London. Other applications were to particle sizing in the micron and
submicron region by light scattering, to microwave thermography, seismic
tomography and astrophysics. Subsequent research interests were in problems of
image restoration in infrared astronomy, in microscopy and in medical imaging,
including SPECT imaging and chirp-pulse microwave computed tomography.
Presently I am working on the application of efficient optimization methods to
large scale inverse problems with data affected by the so-called Poisson noise,
namely the noise due to fluctuations in photon counting.

Member of Accademia Ligure di Scienze ed Arti.

Individual member of SIAM
(Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics), UMI (the Italian Mathematical
Society), SIMAI (the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) and
SIF (the Italian Physical Society). .