Alfredo Metere

Alfredo Metere

Senior Research Scientist, Research Initiatives
metal@icsi.berkeley.edu

Alfredo Metere is a senior research scientist at ICSI, currently working both with Nicholas Weaver on a cyber security research project about dark data, and on a research project about variable precision computing as an external consultant for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). At LLNL, he previously spent 2 and a half years as a postdoctoral research staff member, where he was involved in scientific research about theoretical physics and artificial intelligence, and software engineering projects. He obtained both his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and his M.Sc. degree in Materials Chemistry in 2015 from Stockholm University, Sweden. He received his B.Sc. degree in Industrial Biotechnology in 2008 from University of Cagliari, Italy. Previously to that, he attended undergraduate-level courses of physics at the University of Siena, Italy. At the same time, he worked at the Department of Physics of the University of Siena as a research assistant in an experimental high-energy physics laboratory. He also worked in the industry as a freelance enterprise IT consultant for more than 15 years overall with companies based in Italy, Sweden, UK and USA. He was awarded with an Academic Hardware Grant from NVIDIA for a record-breaking 3D particle real-time visualization engine, and he contributed to the development of a world-leading molecular dynamics simulation program, GROMACS, focusing on GPU-based heterogeneous high performance computing algorithms and implementations.

Alfredo is a polymath with experience ranging from artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, theoretical physics, computational physics, and computational biophysics, to experimental physics, experimental chemistry and experimental biotechnology. His research interests include non-linear dynamics, chaos theory, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, computational physics, nuclear physics, physical chemistry of self-assembled structures, theoretical artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, and cyber security.