PhD Candidate in Political Science
- Name: Stefano Gurciullo
- Fax: 020 7679 4969
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Stefano Gurciullo is a PhD student and Research Assistant at UCL School of Public Policy and at the Financial Computing Doctoral Training Centre. He holds an Mres in Financial Computing and an Msc in Security Studies from UCL, and a BA in Economics and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
Stefano is doing research on the applications of evolutionary computation and complexity science on economics and security. Under the supervision of Dr. Slava Mikhaylov and Dr. Robert Smith, his doctoral thesis aims at developing tools and methods that would help institutions becoming better adapted against uncertain, adverse events. The tools will be applied in the fields of financial instability, security and energy policy. As part of his research, Stefano is developing a genetic algorithmic framework that improves banks’ portfolio asset structures under unstable and uncertain conditions, in collaboration with the European Banking Authority.
Stefano is also deeply interested and researches topics related to organised crime, network analysis and machine learning.
- Strengthening Banks’ Portfolio Against Asset Shocks: A Genetic Computational Approach. European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy Annual Conference 2013, Paris, 7-9 November.
- Organised crime’s infiltration in the legitimate private economy: A network analysis approach. International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2012, Manchester, 13-14 December.
Stefano is co-founder and co-editor of Quattrogatti.info, an Italian project that reunites social scientists and digital creatives and that is committed to provide analytical news services on key economic, political and social issues. Its distinctive feature is the emphasis it puts on communication. Quattrogatti.info uses animated videos, infographics and interactive presentations to explain complex issues in a simple and entertaining way, while maintaining high rigour.