Intelligent Social Systems Lab

I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab at UCL. Current areas of interest include:

  • Analysis and modelling of big (and small) data related to human behaviour;
  • Ubiquitous computing;
  • Social computing;
  • Networked systems and network science;
  • Digital health;
  • Security&privacy.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Research Associate

PhD Students

As First Supervisor:

As Second Supervisor:

  • Adriano Bermudez-Villalva (first supervisor: Gianluca Stringhini) working in the area of malware analysis and the Dark Web.
  • Kehinde Owoeye (first supervisor: Steve Hailes) working in the area of animal behaviour modelling from sensor data.
  • Christoph Stich (first supervisor: Emmanouil Tranos) working in the area of urban computing.

Previous Members

Graduated PhD Students

  • Abhinav Mehrotra (Thesis title: “A Framework for Intelligent Mobile Notifications”). February 2017. First Supervisor. Now Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCL.

  • Antonio Lima (Thesis title: “Digital Traces of Human Mobility and Interaction: Models and Applications”). June 2016. Single Supervisor. Now Data Science Research Fellow at NESTA).

Previous Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Giovanni Quattrone (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded MACACO Project, now Lecturer at Middlesex University, United Kingdom).
  • Matthew Williams (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EU-funded “LASAGNE” Project, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Rossi (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2013-2015 in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Lecturer at Aston University, United Kingdom)
  • Gillian Sandstrom (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectory of Depression” Project, now Lecturer at the University of Essex, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Canzian (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectory of Depression” Project, now Radio Navigation Engineer at Quascom).
  • Veljko Pejovic (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2014 involved in the EPSRC-funded “UBhave” Project, now Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
  • Manlio De Domenico (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2013 involved in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Postdoctoral Research Associate at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain).

Previous Visitors and Internees

  • Ella Peltonen (Visiting PhD Student in Summer-Autumn 2016 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, now finishing her degree back in Helsinki).
  • Christos Perentis (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento in Autumn-Winter 2015 from the University of Trento, now finishing his degree back in Italy).
  • Cristina Segalin (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn-Winter 2014 from the University of Verona, now at Caltech, Pasadena, USA).
  • Victor Darvariu (Undergraduate Summer Internee in Summer 2014, now finishing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham).
  • James Klee (Undergraduate Summer Internee in Summer 2014, now finishing his degree in Computer Science  at the University of Birmingham).
  • Thiago Silva (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn 2013 from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UFMG).
  • Demet Turan (Master Internee in Autumn 2013, now Software Research Engineer at Gent University).
  • Paul Mougel (Visiting Student from INSA Lyon in Summer 2012, France, now CTO @365Talents).