U05, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3045
Via Roberto Cozzi 55 - 20125 MILANO
Associate professor
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Master degree in Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Thesis: “New results in selection theory ”.
Advisor: Prof. Sandro Levi.

Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Milano.
Thesis: “Asymptotic behaviour of transition probabilities on comb lattices and DL-graphs”.
Advisor: Prof. Wolfgang Woess.

Post-doc at the Technische Universitaet in Graz (Austria).

Assistant professor and then associate professor in Probability and Statistics at the Università di Milano-Bicocca.


My research interests span through:

(1) Random walks on graphs: transition probabilities estimates and links between the random walk and the geometrical structure of the graph;
(2) Gaussian random fields and entropic repulsion;
(3) Interacting particle systems and their applications as models for biological interactions (birth/death processes, epidemics, population genetics).


  • Bertacchi, D., Coletti, C., & Zucca, F. (2017). Global survival of branching random walks and tree-like branching random walks. ALEA, 14(1), 381-402. Detail
  • Bertacchi, D., & Zucca, F. (2015). Branching random walks and multi-type contact-processes on the percolation cluster of Z^d. THE ANNALS OF APPLIED PROBABILITY, 25(4), 1993-2012. Detail
  • Bertacchi, D., & Zucca, F. (2014). Strong local survival of branching random walks is not monotone. ADVANCES IN APPLIED PROBABILITY, 46(2), 400-421. Detail
  • Bertacchi, D., Lanchier, N., & Zucca, F. (2009). Contact and voter processes on the infinite percolation cluster as models of host-symbiont interactions [Working paper del dipartimento]. Detail
  • Bertacchi, D., & Borrello, D. (2011). The small world effect on the coalescing time of random walks. STOCHASTIC PROCESSES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, 121(5), 925-956. Detail