Federico has an interdisciplinary background. He studied computer engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and later deepened his knowledge of ICT with a Master in cognitive science at the University of Milan, aiming to explore the non-technical aspects of artificial intelligence and how they may relate with the study of the mind. Currently, he is finalizing a Ph.D. in social sciences at the University of Maastricht, with a thesis on the emergence of “DIY science” and other collaborative approaches to science, focusing on the articulation of imaginaries, expectations and discourses among different stakeholders. He helped in the co-design and implementation of the European Commission’s Makerspace, a collaborative space for experimenting with citizen engagement in science and technology issues. His latest activities include designing and conducting interview studies, focus groups, stakeholder mapping and literature reviews.