About

I am a scientist: I work on data-driven inference, broadly and multi-disciplinarily. I study lightcurves, time series of light, in astronomy, with applications in stellar evolution, cosmology, and solar system science, and in the urban environment at the CUSP Urban Observatory, where the study of urban lightcurves enables sociological, ecologic, economic inference. I also work on a number of non-time-domain projects in astrophysics, in prosecutorial justice, in urban-relevant problems in general. I love to work on new things and I believe in interdisciplinary work.

I am honored to have been selected, with 19 amazing artists, scientists, and innovatores, to be a TED 2019 fellow!.

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and in the School of Pubic Policy and Administration and a Resident Faculty in the Data Science Institute.

When not sciencing, I like fighting.

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LSST

I am the LSST Science Collaborations Coordinator: in this role I facilitate the work of the international science community in preparing for the advent of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope revolutionary survey, which will take a movie of the entire southern hemisphere sky every three nights down to 24th magnitude depth, delivering tens of Tb of data per night! I am also the co-chair, together with Rachel Street, of the LSST Transients and Variable Stars Collaboration: a group of over 200 scientists who are preparing to optimally use the LSST survey for transient science, and to assure that the survey design is suitable to support the study of the transient sky. If you are interested in joining please fill in an application here

Bio

I am an Astrophysicist by training and I work on data-driven inference, broadly and multi-disciplinarily. I study lightcurves, time series of light, in astronomy, with applications in stellar evolution, cosmology, and solar system science, and in the urban environment at the CUSP Urban Observatory, where the study of urban lightcurves enables sociological, ecologic, economic inference. I also work on a number of non-time-domain projects in astrophysics, in prosecutorial justice, in urban-relevant problems in general. I love to work on new things and I believe in interdisciplinary work.

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and in the School of Pubic Policy and Administration and a Resident Faculty in the Data Science Institute.

I am honored to have been selected, with 19 amazing artists, scientists, and innovatores, to be a TED 2019 fellow.

I am the LSST Science Collaborations Coordinator: in this role I facilitate the work of the international science community in preparing for the advent of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope revolutionary survey, which will take a movie of the entire southern hemisphere sky every three nights down to 24th magnitude depth, delivering tens of Tb of data per night! I am also the co-chair, together with Rachel Street, of the LSST Transients and Variable Stars Collaboration: a group of over 200 scientists who are preparing to optimally use the LSST survey for transient science, and to assure that the survey design is suitable to support the study of the transient sky.

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Boxing: The Mad Scientist

I started boxing in 2010, competing in 2012 and since 2015 I fight professionally. I fight at bantamweight (super fly to super bantam), my record is 4-1 (2KOs) Below are some videos, blogposts, and articles about my boxing, and my double life as a scientsit and a professional fighter. Fore more info follow me on IG and like my Facebook athlete's page .

Bianco vs Agripino 16/09/2017

Bianco vs David 16/04/2018

The daily beast

I was the Daily Beasts's Most Badass Astrophysicist in this delightful article by Danielle Tcholakian that touches on my motivations for boxing and my all-women sparring class whose profits supports women refugees.

Nature

My career in boxing was features in a Nature/NatureJobs article about scientist’s hobbies. The first paragraph names me, together with Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman - no less!

Notable Undercards

The night of the first GGG-Canelo fight I fought Marcia Aggropino in RI (CES Promotions) - on a night packed with fights our fights was names as one of the top three "Notable Undercards"Gruelling Truth

Girlboxing

Back when I had my pro debut Melissa Smith (author of a "A History of Women’s Boxing", 2014, the first and as far as I know only book on the topic...) wrote this blogpost on her women-boxers blog

International - Jamaica press

When I fought in Jamaica this article by Howard Walker came out on the Jamaica Observer

International - Lo Sport 24

After my fight against the Italian Elisa Colaro in Rochester NY we got some hometown press

International - La 27ma ora del Corriere della Sera

My friend Lorenza Cerbini wrote this blogpost about my double life

this blog

International - La 27ma ora del Corriere della Sera

Aso by Lorensa Cerbini: this piece on women boxing whre she interviewed both me and the legendary Simona Galassi (23-5-1)

I lead an all-wome sparring class for competitive boxers at church street boxing gym in NYC with profits donated to the Women Refugee Commission. In less than two years we donated nearly $6000!

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