Alberto is a professor of applied cognitive neuroscience. His research investigates the cognitive and neural correlates of sensory processing and multisensory integration in real and mediated environments (man-machine interface, VR and AR). He has a special experience in the sense of touch, which he has been studying for more than 10 years and in the study of the neurocognitive correlates of pain / pleasure.

He is director of the university research center MibTec (Technology Center of Mind and Behavior) and deputy director of the Best4Food center (Bicocca Inter for Science and Technology for Food).