Biography

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.

Interests
  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science
  • Blockchain Based Ecosystems
Education
  • 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

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
 
 
 
 
 
Data Scientist
March 2021 – June 2019 Rome
Working on explainable AI on the HungerMap Live predictive model
 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
January 2019 – June 2019 Paris

Activities

Teaching


I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses at The Bayes 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


  • 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 - 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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