Dr Diego Garlaschelli is Associate Professor at the IMT School of Advanced Studies in Lucca (IT), where he directs the Networks research unit, and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics of Leiden University (NL), where he leads the Econophysics and Network Theory group. His research interests are strongly interdisciplinary and include network theory, statistical physics, financial complexity, information theory, social dynamics and biological systems. He teaches courses in Complex Networks, Econophysics, and Complex Systems. He holds a 4-year master degree in theoretical physics from the University of Rome III (2001) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Siena (2005). He held postdoctoral positions at the Australian National University in Canberra (Australia), the University of Siena (Italy), the University of Oxford (UK) and the S. Anna School for Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy). He has given more than 50 invited talks at international conferences, workshops, and scientific schools. He is author of more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and peer-reviewed book chapters, and of one co-authored monograph.