I am a PostDoctoral researcher in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano.
I am currently a Visiting researcher at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI),
University of Southern California, working with prof. Emilio Ferrara.
I received my Ph.D. Cum Laude in "Data Analytics and Decision Sciences" from Politecnico di Milano,
under the supervision of prof. Stefano Ceri
and prof. Fabio Pammolli.
I was also a Visiting researcher in the NaN group at
Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe)
led by prof. Filippo Menczer.
My research focuses on understanding mis/disinformation diffusion and digital misbehaviour in online social networks.
Working with Stefano Ceri and Carlo Piccardi,
I developed a methodology to classify disinformation vs mainstream news articles based on Twitter
diffusion networks (check my research featured on Nature Scientific Reports
and EPJ Data Science).
At NaN we carried out a comparative analysis of the COVID-19 infodemic
on Twitter and Facebook (check our BigData&Society paper).
We also showed how online misinformation affected vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake rates in the US during the COVID-19 vaccination program
(check our Nature Scientific Reports paper).
I also work in partnership with Facebook "Data for Good" program to understand the socio-economic impact of mobility restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic
(check our research featured on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America ).
When pandemics don't take place, I practice capoeira at the Sul Da Bahia academia in Milan (we keep training on zoom!).
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