Contact info

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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.

Curriculum Vitae

In short (work CV)

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 have been working at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa since the end of 2012, initially as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor since the end of 2017.

I am active in research in numerical linear algebra. My 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, including 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 motivated high-school students and teachers.