Great drawing of my smiling face

Hey there! My name is Riccardo, and I'm.... well, many things.

I was born and raised in the town of Pisa, living in symbiosis with computers for as long as I can remember. When I was a child I couldn't sleep without my father playing his Amiga1200 in front of my bed, it was therefore a natural consequence for mouse and keyboard to become extensions of myself since my youngest age. After playing all the computer games I could find, when I was eighteen I shifted my interest from playing to studying them, programming my first script for Ultima Online. Ten years later, virtual environments are not only my biggest passion, but also my job.

While my background includes several working experiences outside this field, since 2017 I've been working as PhD student in Emerging Digital Technologies at the prestigious Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Among other things, I am currently doing research in the field of human-computer interaction in immersive virtual environments at the Breda University of Applied Sciences. I am also a former University of Pisa, King's College London and National Taiwan University student.

On my almost non-existing free time, I like to do backpack around the world and work on my firs game (More about this coming soon). I am also a Mongol Rally 2017 Veteran.