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

Upcoming Events

I am currently involved in the following upcoming scientific events:

Please consider submitting your work to and attending these conferences and workshops.

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

Research Interests

I have broad research interests spanning several traditional areas of Computer Science and beyond. In the recent years, my lab has been focusing on Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and their applications 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 topics include:

  • (Multi-Agent) Reinforcement Learning and its applications;
  • Computational models (in particular, learning models) of human/user behaviour as a basis for the design of algorithms and systems;
  • Modelling and analysis of social systems (human, artificial and hybrid);
  • Machine intelligence for ubiquitous computing, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things;
  • Generative learning and machine creativity.


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

Last updated: 16 January 2022.