I am Alessandro Lonardi, a PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Tübingen, Germany), working under the supervision of Dr. Caterina De Bacco in the Physics for Inference and Optimization group. Previous to that, I was a Master’s student in Mathematical Engineering at University of Padova (Padua, Italy), where I also obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Physics.

My PhD is supported by the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS), which is part of the Cyber Valley initiative.

Originally I am from the small village of San Floriano, located in the beautiful Valpolicella classica (historical production area of Valpolicella wines), close to Verona, Italy.


My work focuses on the development of physics-based models for routing problems on networks. In particular, I am interested in explaining how different route selection mechanisms affect multiple agents moving along the edges of a graph. The applications of my work span from urban and biological networks, to machine learning and climate science.