I am the Head of the Complex Multilayer Networks (CoMuNe) Research Unit at the Center for Information Technology of Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

A (non-exhaustive) list of my research interests includes:

  • Structure and dynamics of complex systems, mostly modeled as multilayer networks
  • Information and other emergent behavior of complex systems (e.g., life, consciousness, collective intelligence)
  • Resilience of complex networks to random and targeted structural/dynamical pertubations
  • Information diffusion in (multilayer) systems
  • Information theory of complex networks
  • Advanced mathematical techniques for dimensionality reduction
  • Complex analysis of (big) data
My research on complex networks finds applications in systems biology, systems medicine, computational social sciences, computational epidemiology and data-driven policy making.

I am co-director of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks and member of the Complex Systems Society Council.

Research Topics

Prizes and Awards

National Scientific Habilitation as Full Professor in Applied Physics

National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics of Fundamental Interactions

USERN Prize in Formal Sciences
For Modeling the Complexity of Systems of Systems

Junior Scientific Award
Complex Systems Society
For a number of pioneering contributions to the field of multilayer networks

Bruno Rossi Prize
Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics
Best Italian PhD thesis in Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics

Second Prize
DREAM Data Challenge

First Prize
Orange D4D Challenge

First Prize
NOKIA Mobile Data Challenge

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