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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, but I usually drop the middle name.

**Federico Giovanni Poloni**, born 1983-01-01 in Treviglio, Italy. I have achieved a bachelor (2005) and master (2007) degree in Mathematics at the University of Pisa (Italy), while attending the complementary honours programme (*Corso Ordinario*) of the Scuola Normale Superiore (info), whose final diploma I obtained in 2008. In 2010 I obtained my PhD degree (*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 (info) at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2011–2012.

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

I do research in numerical linear algebra; you can check my publications. My research interests include:

- theoretical properties of matrix equations (especially quadratic equations and algebraic Riccati equations)
- algorithms for their numerical solution (especially direct matrix iterations such as Cyclic Reduction and the Structured Doubling Algorithm),
- applications in which they arise (applied probability, queuing theory, control theory…)
- structural properties of matrices (entrywise nonnegativity, M-matrices, Hamiltonian and symplectic matrices, rank and displacement structure…)
- geometrical and algorithmic aspects of matrix means

I have been interested 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 (info) and a first place in the 2004 *Championnat International de Jeux Mathématiques* (info). Now I am a member of the organizing committee of the Italian Mathematical Olympiad (site). I help organizing the contests and give lectures on solution strategies at all levels.