Intelligent Social Systems Lab

We are a cross-disciplinary lab that focusses on the design of next-generation intelligent systems based on computational models of human behaviour and social dynamics.

We are interested in both investigating foundations and modelling aspects and building real-world systems based on them.

Current Members

Faculty

Postdoctoral Research Associates

PhD Students

As First Supervisor:

As Second Supervisor:

As part of the First Year Rotation of the Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme:

  • Laura Convertino

Visiting Students

  • Francesca Naretto (Visiting Master Student from the University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Valentine Santarelli (Visiting Master Student from EPFL, Switzerland)

Previous Members

Graduated PhD Students

  • Theofania (Fani) Tsapeli Thesis Title: “Understanding Real-World Phenomena from Human-Generated Sensor Data”. November 2017. First Supervisor. Now Data Scientist at OpenSignal.
  • 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 Scientist at Vodafone.

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 AI Engineer at Adarga and 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 “Trajectories of Depression” Project, now Lecturer at the University of Essex, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Canzian (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectories 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 Research Group Leader at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italy).

Previous Visitors and Interns

  • Paolo Bellagente (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2017 from the University of Brescia, Italy. Now Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Brescia, Italy).
  • Didem Gundogdu (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento in Summer/Autumn 2017, Italy. Now finishing her degree in Italy).
  • Alessio Pagani (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2017 from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Now Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute).
  • Ella Peltonen (Visiting PhD Student in Summer-Autumn 2016 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, now Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cork).
  • 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 Postdoctoral Research Associate at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA).
  • Victor Darvariu (Undergraduate Summer Intern in Summer 2014, now finishing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham).
  • James Klee (Undergraduate Summer Intern 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 Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Parana, Brazil).
  • Demet Turan (Master Intern in Autumn 2013, now Software Research Engineer at Gent University).
  • Paul Mougel (Visiting Student from INSA Lyon in Summer 2012, France, now CTO at 365Talents).

Joining and Collaborating with the Lab: Ph.D. Students and Postdoc Opportunities

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

  • Postdoctoral Researchers. 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.


Last updated: 24 October 2018.