The Young Scientist Award is given to a promising student in the sciences relating to physics, chemistry or biology. The 2014 ICS Young Scientist Award winner is involved in a multidisciplinary project involving all three areas.
Alessio will receive his Laurea Breve degree from the University of Salerno in Computer Science this summer where his grades were 29.53 out of 30.. He lives in Avellino, Italy. He just completed a semester at Penn State University as a result of a competition among Italian students sponsored by Italy’s Ministry of Instruction, University, and Research. His research has focused on the use of genetic algorithms to solve difficult computational and physics problems. He intends to apply to the Ph.D. program in Geoinformatics at Penn State and to apply his methods to model tracking the release of pollutants from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.