Vittorio Loreto is Full Professor of Physics of Complex Systems at Sapienza University of Rome and Faculty of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. He is presently in leave of absence from Sapienza University to lead the SONY Computer Science Lab in Paris where he also leads the team of "Innovation, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence". His scientific activity is mainly focused on the statistical physics of complex systems and its interdisciplinary applications. He coordinated several project at the EU and Italian level. More recently he coordinated the Templeton-funded KREYON project devoted to unfolding the dynamics of innovation and creativity. Loreto has published over 180 papers in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings and chaired several workshops and conferences. He is member of the executive committee of the Complex Systems Society.
Vito D. P. Servedio is Data Scientist at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, where his research is focused on data science and handling, computational linguistics, innovation and learning dynamics, complex networks, economic complexity, and ambient computing technologies. Before joining CSH in October 2016, Vito was research fellow at the Italian National Research Council Institute of Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) and Sapienza University of Rome, where he worked in the field of complex systems with particular attention to social dynamics, information dynamics, and innovation dynamics. An Italian citizen, Vito Servedio studied Physics at Sapienza University of Rome and received his PhD (with honors) from Dresden University of Technology in 2000. In Dresden, he continued his research for another three years as Post-Doc. In this period he collaborated with the Max Planck Institute and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, mainly dealing with the calculation of the electronic structure of metal surfaces. He moved to Sapienza University of Rome in 2003 where he started working on the physics of complex systems with particular attention to complex networks. He took part in the EU-projects COSIN, DELIS, and TAGORA and was the scientific coordinator of the Sapienza Unit for both the EU project EveryAware (Enhance Environmental Awareness through Social Information Technologies) and the Kreyon project funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Francesca Tria is a researcher at the Physics Department of Sapienza University of Rome. She got her degree in physics at Sapienza University of Rome and her PhD in physics at the University of Naples Federico II. She spent two years as a post-doc at the ICTP Institute in Trieste before moving at the Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) in Turin. Starting from a background in statistical physics and complex systems, she explored different research realms where this expertise could be successfully applied. In particular, her research activity includes complex systems approaches to biologically related problems, such as evolutionary dynamics and phylogeny reconstruction, to social phenomena, such as language evolution, learning and innovation dynamics. She was recently part of the EU project EveryAware, locally coordinating the activities of the group of ISI.
Indaco got his degree in Physics from University of Rome "La Sapienza”. He completed his PhD at the Polytechnic University of Turin with a focus on developing new strategies and algorithms, borrowed from statistical physics of complex systems, to study optimizations problems and high correlated quantum systems. Indaco has been a researcher at Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) in Turin working in the project elise with the aim to study and map subjective perceptions and objective data about cities. Inside the project Elise he is involved in the creation of an app that will allow user to share his urban experiences. Moreover he is interested in studies about urban mobility using new open data, recently made available, about public transport systems with the new informatics tools recently developed by the open source communities. Indaco is now a post-doc researcher at the Politecnico of Turin.
Elisabetta Falivene got her degree in Computer Science in 2007 from University La Sapienza di Roma. She worked for Poste Italiane, involved in developing the software that brought the company to make his first entrance into the internet world. From 2009 to 2012 collaborated with Linkem, developing web application. From 2012 worked for University La Sapienza di Roma like System Manager, Back End/Front End Developer and Web/Game designer. She took part in the Kreyon Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. She is currently developing multi-platform games (Android, iOS, web) for research about languages entropy.
Bernardo Monechi got his PhD at the Sapienza University of Rome. His Master Thesis dealt with problems related with the dynamics of long range interacting systems. He has been invovled in the Complex World PhD programme, aiming at analysing and modelling the European Air Traffic within the framework of Complex Systems. His PhD activity also concerns the topic of human mobility in urban environments. He was involved in the Kreyon Project. His current research interests are the study and modelling of techno-social systems related with creativity and the diffusion of innovation and novelties. He is currenlty working at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris.
Pietro Gravino, after a master thesis in the framework of the Complex Systems at Sapienza - University or Rome, Physics Dept., worked as a collaborator for the Everyaware Project, supported by EU. He got his Physics Ph.D. at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna and is involved in the XTribe platform development and experiments. He is also involved in the Kreyon Project, supported by Templeton Foundation. He is currenlty working at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris.
Miguel Ibáñez Berganza obtained his Ph. D. degree at the Autónoma University of Madrid in 2011. Since then he has worked as a researcher in statistical and quantum physics. His scientific interests range from information theory to cognition and evolution, psychology, philosophy and popularisation of science.
Alessandro Londei is a physicist, working for long time on natural modeling of congnitive-inspired systems, neural networks and, more in general, on artificial intelligence. The skills acquired during his scientific training and research activities allowed him to teach artificial intelligence and neural networks for 10 years at the Sapienza University of Rome. In his research activity he had the opportunity to deal with several scientific domains as system engineering, cognitive psychology, social science and complex systems. At present he is Research Associate at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL) in Paris and his main research activities concern complexity and artificial creativity as tools to extend the human ability to explore novelties and elaborating the new.
Bruno Campanelli obtained his master's degree in Physics from Sapienza University of Rome. Now he is a PhD student at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) and a researcher at Sapienza University of Rome. The topic of his PhD thesis is the propagation of delay in air transportation systems and he is involved in the CityChrone project. His interests are data science, agent-based modeling, and transportation systems.
Giulio Tani obtained his master's degree in Physics from Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on human creativity. He is now a Ph.D. student and a researcher at Sapienza Università di Roma where is working on innovation models. His interests are mainly in social phenomena and language.
Martina Pugliese (Twig World, Glasgow, UK)
Giovanna Chiara Rodi (Aizoon)
Alina Sirbu (Computer Science Department, University of Bologna, Italy)
Stefan Thurner (Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)