Vittorio Loreto (Head)Vittorio Loreto (Head)

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 DP ServedioVito DP Servedio

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 TriaFrancesca Tria

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.

Elisabetta FaliveneElisabetta Falivene

Elisabetta Falivene got her degree in Computer Science in 2007 at Sapienza University of Rome. She worked for Poste Italiane (Italian postal service), where she contributed to the development of the software that allowed their first entrance into the internet world. From 2009 to 2012 she collaborated with Linkem, as a web app developer. Since 2012 she has been working at Sapienza University of Rome as 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 developed Rubedo, multi-platform game/experiment (Android, iOS and web) used to investigate entropy in human languages, and that was guest of the exhibition ‘AI: More Than Human‘ live at Barbican Centre in London, 16 May—26 Aug 2019. She is currently studying and developing new systems of Augmented Creativity meant to investigate the creative process.

Bernardo MonechiBernardo Monechi

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 GravinoPietro Gravino

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 BerganzaMiguel Ibáñez Berganza

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 LondeiAlessandro Londei

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 CampanelliBruno Campanelli

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 TaniGiulio Tani

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.

Previous Members 

Indaco Biazzo (Politecnico of Turin)

Cesare Bianchi

Edgardo Brigatti (IF, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Christine Cuskley (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Alvaro Ruiz-Serrano  (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Animesh Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)

Simone Pompei (University of Cologne, Germany)

Martina Pugliese (Twig World, Glasgow, UK)

Giovanna Chiara Rodi (Aizoon)

Alina Sirbu (Computer Science Department, University of Bologna, Italy)

External collaborators

Andrea Baldassarri (CNR-ISC, Rome, Italy)

Andrea Baronchelli (City University London, London, UK)

Alain Barrat (CNRS, Marseille, France)

Raffaella Burioni (Università di Parma, Italy)

Claudio Castellano (CNR-ISC, Rome, Italy)

Francesca Colaiori (CNR-ISC, Rome, Italy)

Santo Fortunato (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)

Bruno Galantucci (Yeshiva University, NYC, USA)

Andrea Puglisi (CNR-ISC, Rome, Italy)

William Schueller (Université de Bordeaux / INRIA Flowers project-team, Bordeaux, France )

Luc Steels (ICREA, Barcelona, Spain)

Steven Strogatz (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)

Stefan Thurner (Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Massimo Warglien (University Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy)

Enrico Ubaldi (ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy)