Prof. Andrea Danani
IDSIA- Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
phone: +41 58 666 65 68
fax: +41 58 666 65 71
Prof. Danani received the Dipl-Ing degree in Physics from ETH in Zuerich in 1987. After the Ph.D. degree at SISSA/ISAS in Trieste in 1992, he worked with a post-doctoral postion for many years at several Physics Departments (Politecnico di Torino, Università Statale of Milano and Università di Genova) and as scientific collaborator by the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) in Manno. His scientific activity was first centered on the modelization of many-electron systems and their phase transitions and later on the description of surface diffusion of adatoms in metals using analytical models and several numerical simulation methods like Cluster Variation Method, Monte Carlo and Molecular dynamics. At CSCS, he also organized camps for swiss students (C3-Campus) in applied informatics. Since 2000, Prof. Danani works at SUPSI as scientific collaborator and teacher, where he received the Professor title in 2006 and is now affiliated to IDSIA, the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He has been project leader of more than ten projects related to the numerical simulation and the modelization of several systems mainly at the molecular level: polymer nanocomposites, biological systems in interaction with drugs and DNA/RNA with related structure-based virtual screening, macromolecules for drug delivery, protein/protein interaction for neurodegenerative problems.