I received a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Perugia (Italy). After a few experiences in the software industry, I worked at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then moved to the Frontier Research System of the RIKEN Institute (Japan) as a post-doctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. After three years in Tokyo, I received a grant at the "Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi" and I moved to Roma, where I was affiliated to the Physics Department of the University of Roma "La Sapienza". In May 2008 I joined the Complex Networks and Systems Group at the ISI Foundation.My research focuses on measuring and understanding complex phenomena in systems that entangle technological and social factors, such as online social networks and human contact networks, with applications to social media analysis and modeling, digital epidemiology, data science, and more.My management work aims at designing an implementing the strategic evolution of the research vision of my institution.skills:data science, network science, data analysis, physics, complex systems modeling, computational statistical physics, social media modeling, social network analysis, human contact networks, social annotations, semantic networks, wireless sensor networks, wearable sensors, RFID