Luca Ferranti

Luca Ferranti

Project Researcher

University of Vaasa


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style. - Maya Angelou

Open source, open science, open education and scientific computing enthusiast!

I have strong experiene in software development in Julia, both in industry and academia.

Broadly speaking, my research interests lie at the intersection of applied mathematics, computer science, and their application to engineering domains. I aim to bridge the gap between engineering and mathematicians, by exploring new computational methods for complex real world solutions.

I am always looking to learn more and apply my computational skills to new application domains. If you would like to chat with me, get in touch!

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  • Scientific computing
  • Computer algebra
  • Automated reasoning
  • Interval methods
  • Fuzzy logic


  • PhD in Computer Science, ongoing

    University of Vaasa

  • M.Sc. (with honours) in Electrical Engineering, 2019

    Tampere University

  • BSc (with honours) in Electrical Engineering, 2018

    Tampere University of Technology

Recent blogposts



Julia Software Developer

PlantingSpace (freelancer)

Sep 2022 – Present remote
Developing algorithms in Julia for code generation, symbolic computations and automated reasoning. Tutoring new joiners in the use of Julia.

Project Researcher

University of Vaasa

Jan 2020 – Present Vaasa, Finland
  • research on computational methods for positioning

  • Project manager of INCUBATE, a research project for positioning with small satellites. Coordinating a team with 20 researchers across 4 Finnish institutions.

  • teaching 2 graduate level classes and supervised one master thesis

  • March 2020 - April 2020: visiting researcher in Lund University


Research Assistant

Tampere University

May 2017 – Dec 2019 Tampere, Finland
Different positions:

  • June 2019 - Dec 2019: Master thesis worker, thesis on image-based localization

  • Dec 2018 - May 2019: GPU programming for image denoising

  • May 2017 - Dec 2018: numerical methods for heat transfer problems in superconducting cables, TA in basic courses of electrical engineering




Oct 2015 – May 2017 Tampere, Finland


Italian teacher

Tampere Classical High School

Aug 2015 – Sep 2015 Tampere, Finland
Taught an introductory Italian course to students leaving to Italy for exchange

Italian teacher

Onlus terzavia

Sept 2014 – Apr 2015 Ancona, Italy
As volunteer job, I taught Italian to immigrants targetting level from A1 to B2