2018 Innovator Under 35: Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro Chiesa, UC Berkeley

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Alessandro Chiesa, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Alessandro Chiesa joined UC Berkeley’s faculty in the summer of 2015, after spending one year as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich.

Alessandro earned his MEng and PhD at MIT CSAIL. He also earned SB degrees in mathematics and computer science from MIT. While enrolled, he rowed for the heavyweight varsity crew team.

Born in Varese, Italy, he previously attended the European School of Varese, which awards students the European Baccalaureate.

Alessandro enjoys many outdoor sports, including biking, climbing, mountaineering, and running.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.