I am a Lecturer in Computing Science, School of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Research Group in Applied Software Engineering at Middlesex University in London, UK. I am also an honorary member of the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK.
Prior to joining Middlesex University, I was a Research Fellow at the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group at University College London. Prior to joining the Geospatial Analytics and Computing Group, I was a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at University College London. I joined University College London in 2010 thanks to the FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Marie Curie Action.
English, Italian (mother tongue)
My research interests largely fall at the intersection of data science, web science, social and urban computing. I am passionate about working on multi-disciplinary research topics and designing new methods to extract knowledge from large spatiotemporal datasets to model human behaviour in space and time. I pioneered quantitative studies on the widely-adopted OpenStreetMap platform and published more than 50 papers in top venues including IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM CSCW, WWW, and WSDM.