Curriculum Vitae


Research Fellow
Data Science Lab, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Areas of interest: Complex networks,  data science, computational social science, human behaviour, community structure and detection in complex networks, statistical mechanics, mathematical modelling of real world systems

Education and Research Experience

11/16-present

Research Fellow
Data Science Lab, Warwick Business School, UK

11/13-11/16

PhD in Complexity Science
Centre for Complexity Science, Universyt of Warwick, UK

09/12-09/13

MSc in Complexity Science awarded with Distinction
Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick, UK

11/09-03/12

MSc in Theoretical Physics, final mark 109/110
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, IT

09/06-10/09

BSc in Physics, final mark 108/110
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, IT

09/01-07/06

High School Diploma ("Diploma di maturità"), final mark 100/100
Collegio Gallio, Como, IT

12/14-03/16

Postgraduate Award for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University of Warwick, UK

11/13-11/16

Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills
University of Warwick, UK
Awards

10/13-10/16

3 years scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC (approximate value £56,000)
Grant number: UK EPSRC EP/E501311/1

09/12-09/13

1 year scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC (approximate value £8,000)
Grant number: UK EPSRC EP/E501311/1

2013/2014

Commendee in the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Students (£200)

09/15

Scholarship from the Complex Systems Society CSS to attend the second Mediterranean School of Complex Networks (400€)
Presentations and Posters

05/17

Invited talk: 'Writing up your PhD thesis as you go along'
Complexity Annual Retreat, Peak District

04/17

Talk: 'Nowcasting visitors to museums using online data'
Data Natives Workshop, City University of London, London, UK

11/16

Invited talk: 'Measuring Crowds Using Online Data'
Behavioural Science PhD Research Exchange, Warwick Business School, Coventry

09/16

Talk: 'Finding network communities using modularity density'
Conference on Complex Systems 2016, Amsterdam

09/16

Talk: 'Quantifying crowd size with online data'
Conference on Complex Systems 2016, Amsterdam

09/16

Talk: "Quantifying crowd size with mobile phone and Twitter data'
Computational Social Science satellite at the Conference on Complex Systems 2016, Amsterdam

09/16

Talk: 'Quantifying crowd size with mobile phone and Twitter data'
CCS Warm-up 2016, Amsterdam

07/16

Poster: 'Modularity density as a quality function for community detection: a detailed analysis'
Complex Networks: from theory to interdisciplinary applications, Marseille, France

06/2016

Invited public outreach talk: 'Measuring the real world using online data'
City College Coventry, Coventry

06/2016

Invited talk: 'Quantifying crowd size with mobile phone and Twitter data'
Data Science and Government 2016, Behavioural Insights Group, Blavatnik school of government, Oxford

06/16

Talk: 'Measuring the real world using online data'
Three minute thesis 3MT competition final, University of Warwick, Coventry

06/16

Invited talk: 'Quantifying complex social systems using mobile data'
Big Data in the Social Sciences and Humanities, City University, Hong Kong

05/16

Talk: 'Measuring crowds using Instagram photos'
Data Natives Workshop, City University of London, London, UK

01/16

Talk: 'How to (not) detect communities on random graphs: a modularity density approach'
International School and Conference on Network Science NetSci X 2016, Wroclaw, Poland

12/15

Invited talk: 'Visualising students' feedback'
Window on Teaching session, Teaching Grid

11/15

Invited talk: 'Quantifying Crowd Size and Human Communication with Mobile Phone and Twitter Data'
Warwick SIAM Student Conference, University of Warwick, UK

09/15

Talk: 'Quantifying Crowd Size with Mobile Phone and Twitter Data'
Young Researchers e-session @ CS-DC'15 World e-conference

09/15

Talk: 'Quantifying Crowd Size with Mobile Phone and Twitter Data'
Econophysics Colloquium 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

09/15

Talk: 'Quantifying Human Communication and Crowd Size'
Student Conference in Complex Systems SCCS 2015, Granada, Spain

06/15

Poster: 'Quantifying Human Communication: Community Detection and Crowd Size'
International School and Conference on Network Science NETSCI 2015, Zaragoza, Spain

05/15

Talk: 'Quantifying Crowd Size and Human Communication with Mobile Phone and Twitter Data'
Data Natives Workshop, City University of London, London, UK

05/15

Talk: 'A Game of Phones: Networks are coming'
Complexity Annual Retreat, Shropshire, UK

03/15

Invited talk: 'Quantifying human behaviour through community detection'
Centre for Complexity Science Advisory Board Meeting, University of Warwick, UK

11/14

Poster: 'Quantifying crowd size with mobile phone and Twitter data'
ESRC Festival of Social Science, The Herbert Museum, Coventry, UK

09/14

Talk: 'Communities, phone calls, and all that...'
European Conference on Complex Systems Warm-Up, IMT Lucca, IT

08/14

Talk: 'Communities, phone calls and all that...'
Student Conference on Complex Systems SCCS 2014, Brighton, UK

07/14

Talk: 'Data, crowds, networks, communities and all that...'
Data Science Lab Retreat, Venice, IT

06/14

Poster: 'Community Structure in Complex Networks'
Young Researchers in Mathematics YRM 2014, University of Warwick, UK

06/14

Invited talk: 'Counting crowds with mobile phone and Twitter data'
Computational Social Science Conference, Warwick Business School, UK

06/14

Talk: 'Communities in complex networks: an (Italian) case study
Complexity Annual Retreat, Gloucestershire, UK

08/13

Poster: 'Quantifying Stock Return Distributions in Financial Markets'
Student Conference on Complex Systems SCCS 2013, Oxford Brookes University, UK

05/13

Poster: 'Quantifying Stock Return Distributions in Financial Markets'
Complexity Annual Retreat, Lake District, UK
Conferences and Schools
Various

12/14 - present

Warwick Centre for Complexity Science Newsletter
Member of the Editorial Team

10/13

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
edX Certificate, BerkeleyX (online learning)

06/12

Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL, 111/120 (C1 level)

11/14

Brownies Bakeoff, 1st place
Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick

11/13

Brownies Bakeoff, 3rd place
Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick