Work Address

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics,

University of Cape Town,

Private Bag X1, 7701, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

Office: M414, Level 4

Tel.: (+27) 021 6501481

Fax.: (+27) 021 6502334

E-mails: ;

Current Position

Senior Lecturer

Main Academic Qualifications

Phd: in Pure Mathematics at Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in 2009.

Postdoc: in Topology at Universita' degli Studi di Palermo in 2010.

Postdoc: in Dynamical Systems at Universita' degli Studi di Palermo in 2013.

Fellowship: in Geometric Group Theory at IMPA of Rio de Janeiro in 2014.


Italian , English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Some rudiments of Russian and Farsi.


Fields of interest

Group Theory, Topology, Geometric Group Theory, Probability in Group Theory,

Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Mathematical Models for Music,

Algorithmic Music, Counterpoint, Fourier Analysis.


Visiting periods

Mathematics Department of Würzburg (Germany) in 2006-07 and 2011.

Mathematics Department of the Michigan State University (USA) in 2007-08.

Mathematics Department of the Univerisity Technology of Malaysia (Malaysia) in 2009 and 2011.

Mathematics Department of the  Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)  in 2007 and 2010.

Mathematics Department of the Universitè de Paris-Sud 11 (France) in the month of may 2010.

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2013-14

Instituto Nacionàl de Matemàtica Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2013-14. 


Professional membership

Deutsch Geselleschaft für Musik-Psychologie, Deutsch Mathematiker Vereinigung, Istituto Nazionale Di Alta Matematica (Indam, Gruppo GNSAGA), Unione Matematica Italiana, American Mathematical Society; South African Mathematical Society ; referee for various scientific journals from 2008; reviewer for Mathreview from 2007 and for Zentralblatt from 2008.