Biography

I am a physicist interested in complex systems. My main focus is the study of social systems and human behavior, by means of complex networks, data science and mathematical modelling. My current focus is the study of darknet marketplaces, amazon-like platforms on the deep web where people trade mostly illicit goods in a trustless environment.

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

Previously, 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.

Interests
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science
  • Complex Networks
  • Blockchain Based Ecosystems
Education
  • PhD in 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

Projects

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DarkMarkets.Live
Our effort to constantly monitor Dark Web Marketplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, updated results on darkmarkets.live.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Postgraduate Research Student
October 2019 – Present London
Department of Mathematics
 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
January 2019 – June 2019 Paris

Activities

Teaching


I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses at The Business School:

  • 2020/2021 Mathematics for Actuarial Science

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

  • 2020/2021 Y1 core modules revision for Y2
  • 2020/2021 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


  • 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

Referee


I have been a reviewer for the following journals:

Online Social Networks and Media, EPJ Data Science

Conferences, schools and workshops


  • 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 - 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

Contact

  • alberto.bracci@city.ac.uk
  • City, University of London; Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0HB
  • Drysdale Building, floor 2, department of Mathematics

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