Elena Massara joined the foundation in 2018 as a research fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics. Her research focuses on using the Large Scale Structure of the Universe to extract cosmological information; in particular she is interested in cosmic voids, neutrinos, emulation technics and BAO analysis. Her work involves the development of theoretical models and analytical calculations, as well as the use of N-body simulations and the analysis of their output. She is part of the WFIRST collaboration as member of the WFIRST Science Investigation Team “Cosmology with the High Latitude Survey”. She completed her Ph.D. at SISSA in Trieste and then held a postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley.