My work focuses on measuring and understanding complex phenomena in systems that entangle human behaviors and digital platforms. I am interested in Computational Social Science, Data Science, Infectious Disease Dynamics and Digital Epidemiology.
- new preprints:
- The impact of news exposure on collective attention in the United States during the 2016 Zika epidemic
- Unsupervised Extraction of Epidemic Syndromes from Participatory Influenza Surveillance Self-reported Symptoms
- Close encounters between infants and household members measured through wearable proximity sensors
- Predicting Demographics, Moral Foundations, and Human Values from Digital Behaviors
- Shopping Mall Attraction and Social Mixing at a City Scale
- Estimating the outcome of spreading processes on networks with incomplete information: a mesoscale approach
- 5th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2018) coming to Torino in October 2018
- NetSci 2018 satellite workshop on Machine Learning in Network Science
- session on Data Science at the Service of Philanthropy at the European Foundation Centre 2018 conference in Warsaw
- ISI Foundation is a partner of a winning proposal of the Data2X challenge on "Big Data for Gender"
- Data for Social Good and International Development: a workshop series in Torino and Milano
- new paper in PLoS ONE: Close encounters between infants and household members measured through wearable proximity sensors
- new paper in EPJ Data Science: Predicting human mobility through the assimilation of social media traces into mobility models
- new paper in BMC Infectious Diseases: School closure policies at municipality level for mitigating influenza spread: a model-based evaluation
- new paper in BMC Infectious Diseases: Contact diaries versus wearable proximity sensors in measuring contact patterns at a conference: method comparison and participants’ attitudes
- new paper in EPJ Data Science: Quantifying social contacts in a household setting of rural Kenya using wearable proximity sensors
I received a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Perugia (Italy). After a few experiences in the software industry I worked at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then moved to the Frontier Research System of the RIKEN Institute (Japan) as a post-doctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. After three years in Tokyo, I was awarded a grant at the "Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi" and I moved to Roma, where I was affiliated to the Physics Department of the Sapienza University of Roma. In 2008 I joined the ISI Foundation, where I currently lead the Data Science Laboratory. From 2010 to 2014 I was Deputy Scientific Director of the ISI Foundation, and since 2014 I serve as the Scientific Director of the Institute.