Complex Systems Society Junior Scientific Award 2016




I have been awarded the prestigious Junior Scientific Award 2016, an international prize given by the Complex Systems Society for a number of important contributions to the field of multilayer networks, including pioneering works on their mathematical formulation.

Bruno Rossi prize 2012




I have been awarded the prestigious Bruno Rossi Prize 2012 by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare for the best PhD thesis in Astroparticle Physics, in Italy.
Thesis: Propagation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays and anisotropy studies with the Pierre Auger Observatory: the multiscale approach
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Recent News

  • 03-17In the Program Committee of Complenet 2017
  • 09-16CSS Junior Scientific Award
  • 08-16Co-director of "Mediterranean School of Complex Networks"
  • 06-15Review Editor of "Frontiers in Big Data"

TELECOM Big Data Challenge


Our work "Personalized Routing for Multitudes in Smart Cities" has been selected among the 10 finalists of the Telecom BigData Challenge 2014.

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NOKIA Mobile Data Challenge


Among 700+ researchers from all over the world (Asia 23%, USA 22%, Europe 51% and others 4%), we have just won the Nokia Mobile Data Challenge 2012 with our study about Predictability of Human Mobility and Social Interactions, finding that you could improve the predictive accuracy of where someone was going next if you also looked at the mobility information of his or her social group ( read more ).

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Orange D4D Challenge

Our work "Exploiting Cellular Data for Disease Containment and Information Campaigns Strategies in Country-Wide Epidemics" (Download here) won the best overall award in the Orange Data for Development Challenge and it is going to be presented in a special session at Netmob 2013.
The paper, Disease Containment Strategies based on Mobility and Information Dissemination, published by Scientific Reports (Nature Open Access), is available here: Scientific Reports

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Mediterranean School of Complex Networks


School co-director with Alex Arenas of "Mediterranean School of Complex Networks"

Researcher incentives: EU cash goes to the sticky and attractive

Winning European research money does not depend only on a well-funded research base (G. Parisi Nature 530, 33; 2016). We find that it is also contingent on national governments' ability to retain their own scientists ('stickiness') and to attract others from abroad ('attractiveness').
The analysis, Rich-get-richer e ect in the EU research funding success, published by Nature, is available here

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Special Issue on Physica D

Co-Editor of the next Physica D Special Issue on " Nonlinear Dynamics on Interconnected Networks "
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