From January 2006 to April 2009: PhD student in “Automatic Control and Operations Research” at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica (DEIS), University of Bologna (Italy). Thesis "Application-oriented Mixed Integer Non-Linear Programming", advisor Prof. Andrea Lodi.

21st March 2005: Master degree in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy). Thesis: “Algorithms for the Water Network Design Problem” advisor Prof. Paolo Toth, co-advisors Prof. Andrea Lodi and Dr. Cristiana Bragalli.