Who am I

Andreas Robert Formiconi — arf(AT)unifi.it

The present Academic Year, 2021/2022, is the last of my service at the University of Florence, to which I am grateful for the many opportunities for research and growth that it has offered me. At the same time it is the starting point of a new series of explorations and opportunities that I am about to face with great curiosity and energy.

My professional life has always been characterized by curiosity, aptitude for innovation and creative solution of complex problems, rather than being part of any role. With this in mind, I will always be open to tackling anything new although the areas where I am most likely to be expected to engage are:

  • Exploring and teaching about the use of new technologies at school and university but also in other contexts
  • Development of new MOOCs and exploration of methods to enable participant engagement
  • Care of self-learning communities and activities to integrate and support vulnerable individuals
  • Enhancement of informal learning contexts
  • Artistic-scientific explorations



Social activities

Since April 2017, I have been involved in activities and initiatives for the reception and integration of asylum seekers. Here the story.

In the past…

I have done research in: medical physics, nuclear medicine, mathematical theories of imaging methods, mathematics of inverse problems for medical imaging and tomographic reconstructions, computational algorithms in medical imaging (SPECT, PET, MRI), software for digital signal processors and computers of various kinds, massively parallel computers (Cray T3E Cineca), methods for teaching computer science and “digital literacy”, use of Web 2.0 tools for teaching, Social Networking Analysis. Software languages for school.

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