I am a physicist interested in complex systems and humanitarian problems. My main focus is the study of social systems and human behavior, by means of complex networks, data science, mathematical modelling and predictive analytics.

Currently, I am a Phd student in applied mathematics at City, University of London, based in the department of Mathematics under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Baronchelli.

Previously, I was a Data Scientist in the Hunger Monitoring Unit at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Research and Monitoring (RAM) division, working on the demystification of the HungerMap Live predictive model. Before, I was a research intern at the Sony Computer Science Lab in Paris, where I carried out my thesis for the International Master in Physics of Complex systems on Opinion Dynamics.

  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science
  • Blockchain Based Ecosystems
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics

    City, University of London

  • MSc in Physics of Complex Systems, 2019

    Politecnico di Torino

  • M2 in Physics, 2019

    Université Paris-Sud

  • BSc in Physics, 2017

    Universitá di Pisa



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Postgraduate Research Student
October 2019 – Present London
Department of Mathematics
Data Scientist
March 2021 – June 2021 Rome
Working on explainable AI on the HungerMap Live predictive model
Research Intern
January 2019 – June 2019 Paris



I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses at The Bayes Business School:

  • 2020/2021,2021/2022 Mathematics for Actuarial Science

I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses at City, University of London:

  • 2021/2022 Math Support for Y1
  • 2020/2021 Y1 core modules revision for Y2
  • 2020/2021 - 2021/2022 A-level revision tutorials for Y1
  • 2019/2020 Functions, Vectors and Calculus

I have been a Tutor in Mathematics for the following courses at Politecnico di Torino:

  • 2017/2018 Mathematical Analysis 1
  • 2017/2018 Linear Algebra

Scholarships and Grants

  • 2021 SECS Grant - Young Researchers in the Complex Systems Society (YRCSS)
  • 2019 Doctoral Studentship - School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering - City, University of London
  • 2019 Thesis Scholarship - Politecnico di Torino contribution for a thesis carried out abroad
  • 2018 Master Scholarship - Paris Saclay International Master Scholarship
  • 2018 Erasmus Scholarship


I have been a reviewer for the following journals:

Online Social Networks and Media, EPJ Data Science, PLOS One

Conferences, schools, seminars and workshops

  • Nov 2021 - Harvard’s Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CMSA) - Macroscopic properties of buyer-seller networks in online marketplaces
    Cambridge (MA), USA
  • Oct 2021 - Conference on Complex Systems 2021 - Dark Web Marketplaces and COVID-19 / Macroscopic properties of buyer-seller networks in online marketplaces
    Lyon, France
  • Jul 2021 - IC2S2 2021 - Dark Web Marketplaces and COVID-19
    Zurich, Switzerland (online)
  • Sep 2020 - NETSCI 2020 - Evaluating the impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis on HIV and gonorrhea on a networked population of female sex workers
    Roma, Italy (online)
  • Feb 2020 - Complexity and Token Economy (organizer)
    London, UK
  • Sep 2019 - Conference on Complex Systems 2020 - Modelling the rise and fall of echo chambers
    Singapore, SG
  • Jun 2019 - Complexity72h Workshop
    Lucca, Italy
  • Mar 2019 - Spring School on the physics of complex systems
    ICTP, Trieste, Italy


  • City, University of London; Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0HB
  • Drysdale Building, floor 2, department of Mathematics

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