Alessandro Betti

Short Bio

I am a PhD student in Computer Science in the Smart Computing joint program awarded from the Universities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. My research activity is currently mainly focused on Machine Learning and, in particular, Vision where I’m trying to investigate foundational issues using methods from variational calculus (is it possible to speak of Laws of Vision?).

I have a passion for digital typography and I am a huge fan of the TeX typesetting system developed by Donald E. Knuth. I also love doing my drawings in John Hobby’s MetaPost.

My spare time is mostly devoted to the study of the theory and the practice of pasticceria guided and inspired by the work of Igino Massari.


  • In 2016 I earned my Master Degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Pisa with a thesis titled “Complex Projective Model on a Worldstrip”
  • In 2014 I graduated in Physics at the University of Pisa with a thesis on the well posedness of symmetric systems of PDEs.


For additional information you may download my CV in the following formats:

Curriculum Vitæ (last updated 21 December 2017):
TeX file (6.4K bytes); DVI file (3.9K bytes); PDF file (37K bytes)



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Last modified: 28 February 2018 10:09.