Giulia Acconcia has been involved in the research of single photon counting and timing applications since 2013. Her main research interests have been on (i) the design and development of all the integrated electronics required to achieve extremely high single-photon count rates, (ii) the extraction of the timing information with picosecond precision from Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs), (iii) new theories and solutions to increase the speed of Time Correlated Single Photon Counting with SPADs. Her work on front end and processing IC design has provided her a broad knowledge in the field, from device to overall system issues. She is currently involved in several collaborations with national and international research centers and departments, including NASA Langley Center (spaceborne lidar), Heriot-Watt University (underwater imaging), Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano (multispectral imaging and quantum photonics).
2020 – now Junior Researcher (RTDa) at Politecnico di Milano, DEIB
2017-2020 Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant at Politecnico di Milano, DEIB
2013-2017 PhD with honors in Information Technology (track Electronics)
2011-2013 Master’s Degree (Final mark:110/110 cum laude) in Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano
2008-2011 Bachelor’s Degree (Final mark:110/110 cum laude) in Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano