I am a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London in the Complex Systems and Networks Group under the supervision of Vito Latora and member of the EU-FP7 project LASAGNE on multilayer networks. I am the Chair of the Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems, and an elected member of the council of the Complex Systems Society. I am also a former student of the Complex Systems Summer School in Santa Fe. My research interests include network theory, complex systems and statistical physics and their applications to interdisciplinary topics, such as socioeconomic systems, urban systems and the brain. I am currently based at the Brain & Spine Institute in Paris, for an extended visiting period at the Aramis Lab.
My expertise is in the field of multilayer/multiplex networks. My work embraces both the structure and dynamics of such systems, at a theoretical and applied level. With regard to the structure, I worked on generalizing the notions of degree and edge distributions, clustering, motifs, communities and core-periphery structure. With reference to the dynamics, I dealt with a number of different processes, such as random walks, opinion and cultural dynamics and evolutionary game theory. I have recently been working on applications of network theory to neuroscience (studying the interplay between structural and functional brain networks), social (characterizing large-scale collaboration patterns) and economic systems (economic complexity and the world trade web). I am very interested in data-driven projects with collaborators from different backgrounds. For a summary of my works, you can have a look at my Google Scholar profile.
I first got interested in complex networks because of the great book "Nexus" by Mark Buchanan and some interesting lectures by Vittorio Loreto in Roma, where I also carried out a thesis on economic complexity in the group of Luciano Pietronero. I hold a degree in Physics and a Master in Theoretical Physics (with focus on statistical mechanics) both from Sapienza University of Rome. I previously earned my High School Diploma again in Rome at Liceo T. Tasso and spent a semester at Napa High School, CA, USA as an exchange student.
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