Alessandro Betti

Short Bio

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the the University of 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 2020 I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science (Smart Computing) form the Universities of Florence, Pisa and Siena with a thesis titled “A Variational Framework for Laws of Learning”
  • 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 15 April 2020):
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