Simone joined the Dept. of Geophysics at Stanford after 2 years as a National Research Council research associate in the group of Prof. Francis Giraldo at the Dept. of Applied Mathematics of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Simone received his doctoral degree in environmental engineering and scientific computing (numerical weather prediction) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) supervised by Dr. Oriol Jorba and Dr. Mariano Vázquez at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
His thesis and post-doctoral work mainly focused on the analysis and definition of dynamic diffusion schemes
for the stabilization of Finite Elements, Spectral Elements, and Discontinuous Galerkin methods on the one hand and large eddy simulation on the other.
At Stanford, Simone applies these methods to simulate tsunami-induced inundation and understand the role of coastal features in the mitigation of tsunami impacts.
He enjoy scientific writing, traveling and cooking with his wife, and spending time with their cat.