In our digital and interconnected world we constantly leave digital traces logging our
daily activities such as the movies we watch, the route we follow on our daily commute,
the friendships we have in online social network, and so on. Despite this wealth of data
we still lack of a solid theoretical ground and a comprehensive modelling framework to
characterize the mechanisms shaping the evolution of the socio-technical systems
My research work is to unveil and describe these underlying processes by using Complex
Systems techniques in combination with machine learning tools. The results are interesting
not only from a theoretical point of view but can also provide valuable decision support
tools to understand, control and dynamically forecast the sustainability of such systems.
I am also engaged in the development of digital platforms for sustainability to create
playful environments aimed at assessing the present situation and allow citizens to
participate in the decision process to conceive and simulate future scenarios.