About Me

I am Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). I am a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. I am the Turing University Lead for UCL, i.e., I coordinate and support the research activities involving UCL and the Turing. I am also Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna. I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab. We are part of the Autonomous Systems Research Group at UCL.

More information about my bio, current and past appointments, etc can be found here.

What’s New

Past news can be found here.

Research Opportunities

I am very happy to discuss potential Ph.D. opportunities in my lab. I am looking for candidates with a good degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Maths/Statistics.

Please feel free to contact me by email, including a brief description of your research interests and your CV/transcripts in your message.

Please also do not hesitate to contact me to discuss potential postdoctoral fellowships and research visits in our lab. I am also happy to discuss summer internships for Undergraduate students at UCL.

Upcoming Events

I am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events:

Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences.

A list of past events I have been involved in can be found here.

Research Interests

I have broad research interests spanning several traditional and emerging areas of Computer Science and beyond.

In the recent years, my lab has been focusing on foundational work in Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and on the application of these techniques to a variety of theoretical and practical problems and domains, e.g., networked systems, ubiquitous/cyber-physical systems, human-centered AI, digital health and security&privacy.

More specifically, current research areas of interest include:

  • Machine Learning/Reinforcement Learning and their applications, with a focus on networked systems and autonomous systems;
  • Computational models (in particular, learning models) of human/user behaviour as a basis for the design of algorithms and systems, with a focus on human-AI interaction;
  • Machine intelligence for ubiquitous and mobile systems, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things.


You can find my papers here or on my Google Scholar page.

Last updated: 30jjj June 2022.