Stefano Battiston


Stefano Battiston is Professor of banking at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich. His work applies the complex networks approach both to the empirical analysis of large economic networks and the modeling of their dynamics. His main activity at the frontier of physics and economics has made an impact on both communities, by covering topics such as corporate control, innovation, decision-making, and financial risk. A collateral line of research has lead to interesting applications in computer science in the field of trust algorithms for on-line social networks. In recent years, his main interests have been financial contagion, default cascades, and propagation of financial distress, where he combines the insights from the statistical mechanics of networks with the analysis of economic incentives. He is currently involved in the coordination of the European Project FOC, aimed at anticipating structural instabilities in global financial networks. He also manages a Swiss project on the impact of OTC derivatives on systemic risk.


 Ciro Cattutociro_square My work focuses on measuring and understanding complex phenomena in systems that entangle human behaviors and digital platforms. I am interested in Computational Social Science, Data Science, Web Science, Infectious Disease Dynamics and Digital Epidemiology.I currently lead the Data Science Laboratory of the ISI Foundation, where I also serve as Research Director. I am a founder and a principal investigator of the SocioPatterns collaboration.



 Roberta Sinatraroberta  Roberta Sinatra is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Complex Networks Research (CCNR), Northeastern University. She is a theoretical physicist working at the forefront of network science, developing novel theoretical methods and analyzing empirical data sets on human behavior and biological processes. Her research projects span topics as diverse as random walks and human mobility on networks, to quantifying human behavior during cooperative games by EEG measurements. Currently, she spends particular attention on the analysis and the modeling of information and dynamics that lead to the collective phenomenon of success. Roberta completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics at the University of Catania, Italy, and spent time as a visiting research student at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), at the Imperial college and at the Queen Mary college in London (UK), and at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). She has won several awards and grants, in particular a 2-years fellowship for post-doctoral studies in complex systems by the James S. McDonnell Foundation.www.robertasinatra.com