Doctor of Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy, 2007. Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, France, 2007.
He has been an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. Figalli received his master"s degree in mathematics from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in 2006, and earned his doctorate in 2007 under the supervision of Luigi Ambrosio at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and Cédric Villani at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. In 2007 he was appointed Chargé de recherche at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, in 2008 he went to the École polytechnique as Professeur Hadamard.
He has been a professor at University of Texas at Austin since 2009.
Starting from 2013 he holds the R. L. Moore Chair.