About

Introduction

Hello there! I am Francesco Martinuzzi, a PhD student in Physics and Earth Sciences at Leipzig University in Germany. I am under the supervision of Prof. Miguel D. Mahecha and Dr. Karin Mora at the Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research RSC4Earth. My research is kindly funded by the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence ScaDS.AI. I am also part of the ELLIS Society, and as part of its exchange program I will spend six month at the Universitat de València working with Prof. Gustau Camps-Valls. In my PhD project I explore the consequences of extreme events on the environment using Machine Learning models and Dynamical Systems theory.

In the past I worked as a consultant for Julia Computing, where I contributed in the development of JuliaSim, a Machine-Learning powered simulation platform.

I have taken part in the Google Summer of Code 2020 project with the Julia Language working on an implementation of a Reservoir Computing library. The library is now hosted under the Scientific Machine Learning organization. Here you can find a brief description of the project. Most of the posts in my website detail the progress during the three months of the program.

My master thesis, titled On complexity and computational power of Elementary Cellular Automata using Reservoir Computing, explored the criticality of Reservoir Computing models using Information Theory approaches and Elementary Cellular Automata.

You can find more about my research here.

Academic Career

  • PhD student in Physics and Earth Sciences, Leipzig University, Germany. 2021 - today
  • MSc in Computational Physics, University of Trieste, Italy. 2018 - 2021
  • BSc in Physics, University of Trieste, Italy. 2014 - 2018
  • Erasmus+ project, RWTH Aachen, Germany. 2016 - 2017