I am a Reader (roughly equivalent to an Associate Professor in the North-American academic system) in Data Science at the Department of Geography at University College London, where I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab. We are part of the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group

I am also a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK National Institute for Data Science.

Postdoctoral Associate Job Openings

I am hiring two Postdoctoral Research Associates (closing date: 4 June 2017). Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information if you are interested.

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Upcoming Events

I will be teaching at the Doctoral School on Transiently Powered Computing that will take place at TU Delft, Netherlands from 8th to 10th November 2017. Please consider attending it.

I  am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events. Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences and workshops:

[Past events]

Research Interests

Current areas of interest of my lab include:

  • Computational and mathematical modelling of human behaviour and social systems using mobile data and other digital sources (smartphone data, cellular network data, social media, user-generated content, etc.);
  • Ubiquitous computing;
  • Networked systems and network science (with a particular focus on social networks and spatio-temporal networks);
  • Applied machine learning;
  • Digital health;
  • Data science for social good;
  • Security&privacy.

[More information about the Intelligent Social Systems Lab]

[More information about projects and research outputs]

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate and Master Students at UCL. Undergraduate and Master projects under my supervision are usually “research-oriented”, i.e., they are related to research topics we are currently investigating in my group. More in general, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in a project or in being involved in the activities of my lab. Also, if you are a first or second year Undergraduate student and you are interested in doing a (paid) research internship in my group during the summer just come to my office or drop me an email (also in order to explore the possibility of doing a PhD after your degree).

Ph.D. Students. I am looking for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Data Science, Ubiquitous Computing, and Networked Systems in my lab. If you are interested please contact me by email in order to discuss the funding of your studies (such as available postgraduate studentships and other potential sources of Ph.D. funding). 

Postdoctoral Research Associates. I am hiring two Postdoctoral Research Associates (closing date: 4 June 2017). Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information if you are interested. I am also happy to discuss other opportunities for working in my group, including fellowships such as those offered through the Newton Fund, EU Skłodowska-Curie Actions or the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Researchers and Industrial Collaborations. I am happy to discuss possible visits of UG/Master/Ph.D. students and researchers in my group. I am also happy to discuss potential collaborations with companies and other organisations interested in the research activities of our lab.


You can find all my publications following these links:

Last updated: 27 May 2017.