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- Older work addresses (not working anymore): poloni@math.tu-berlin.de, f.poloni@sns.it

My name is spelled **Federico, not Frederico**, unlike most languages.

If you are not into the whole brevity thing, my full given name is Federico Giovanni.

**Federico Giovanni Poloni**, born on 1983-01-01 in Treviglio, Italy. I have achieved my bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics at the university of Pisa (Italy), and completed the supplementary honours programme (*Corso Ordinario*) of the Scuola Normale Superiore. In 2010 I obtained a PhD in mathematics (*diploma di perfezionamento*) at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, supervised by Dario Bini and Beatrice Meini.

I have been an Alexander Von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2011–2012.

I currently am a *Ricercatore universitario* at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa. It is a research-oriented permanent position at the assistant professor level.

I am active in research in numerical linear algebra. My research interests include:

- theoretical properties of matrix equations, especially quadratic matrix equations and algebraic Riccati equations;
- algorithms for their numerical solution, especially direct matrix iterations such as cyclic reduction and doubling algorithms;
- applications in which they arise: applied probability, queuing theory, control theory, econometrics…
- structural properties of matrices: entrywise nonnegativity, M-matrices, Hamiltonian and symplectic matrices, rank and displacement structure…

I have been involved in mathematical problem solving competitions since high school. As a contestant, I have achieved results at the national and international level, such as a bronze medal at the 2002 International Mathematical Olympiad and a first place in the 2004 *Championnat International de Jeux Mathématiques*. Now I am a member of the organizing committee of the Italian Mathematical Olympiad. I help preparing the contests and give lectures on solution strategies to high-school students and their teachers.