Research Areas:

  • Data Analytics
  • Complex Networks and Systems
  • Data Science
  • Ethics and Values in Digital Society
  • Data analytics for Graphs
  • Data Science for Applications
  • Social and Ethical Aspects of Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Journalism
  • Computational Social Science
  • Network Science
  • Science of Science
  • Web Science
  • Social Media

His research interests span Web and data science, computational social science, science of science, and modeling of complex information networks.

Research interests:

  • Social networks and social media, Web search and data mining, complex networks and systems, Internet applications, distributed information retrieval, Web intelligence, adaptive agents, machine learning, evolutionary computation, artificial life, computational economics, neural networks, cognitive science.

Research interests:

  • Information diffusion in complex information and techno-social networks. Agent-based models and data analytic methods to study the online spread of mis/disinformation. Tools to detect and counter the manipulation of social media.

Research Interests:

  • Networks & agents Network (NaN)
  • Observatory on Social Media.

Keywords: Misinformation, Web Science, Network Science, Computational Social Science, Social Media

Past Affiliations
Physics, Computer Science, Computer Science, Computer Science, Cognitive Science
PhD, University of California, San Diego, Computer Science and Cognitive Science, 1998
MS, University of California, San Diego, Computer Science, 1994
Laurea, University of Rome, Physics, 1990
social media cognitive science computer and information sciences artificial intelligence or cybernetics internet or world wide web (www) data mining machine learning data science network science computational social science

Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery

Career Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) (Indiana University Bloomington), 2002-2007

Fellow-at-large, Santa Fe Institute (University of Iowa), 1999

Advanced Fellowship, NATO (University of California, San Diego), 1995-1996

Scholarship, Fulbright (University of California, San Diego), 1991-1998

Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary International Foundation (University of California, San Diego), 1991-1992

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Association for Computing Machinery