About Me

I am Professor of Data Science at the Department of Geography at University College London, where I lead the Intelligent Social Systems Lab.

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 am also Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna.

At UCL I am Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme for the Ecological Study of the Brain and the Director of the UCL Master in Geospatial Analysis.

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  • Postdoctoral Researchers. I have funding for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in my lab. 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.

  • Ph.D. Students. I am also 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). You can find more information here.

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Upcoming Events

I am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events:

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Research Interests

Current areas of interest include:

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for ubiquitous and autonomous systems, with a focus on the algorithmic and theoretical aspects;
  • Autonomous and intelligent systems with human(s)-in-the-loop;
  • Reinforcement Learning and multi-agent systems;
  • Computational social science, with a focus on applications of machine learning to behavioural data (such as mobile data, sensor and Internet of Things data, social media and other user-generated content, etc.) and computational and mathematical models of human behaviour and social systems (and their applications).

[More information about the Intelligent Social Systems Lab and how to get involved]

[More information about my research work including projects, research outputs, talks and invited lectures, etc.]


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Last updated: 8 December 2019.