News Archive

This is a timeline of old news from my previous homepage. It is included here for my future biographer.

4 Sep. 2016: The 2017 NetSci International School and Conference on Network Science will be held in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott Indianapolis from June 19-23. More information will be available soon:

21 Jun. 2015: Submit to the Computational Social Science 2015 workshop! This is a satellite event of the 2015 Conference on Complex Systems. Deadline: June 25. For more info, see the official website.

16 Jun. 2015: Press coverage for the work on computational fact checking: official press release, Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian), VICE Magazine, Pacific Standard.

23 Aug. 2014: I am co-organizing the 2014 Workshop on Computational Social Science, a satellite event of ECCS’14.

18 Oct. 2013: I am the publicity chair for the ACM 2014 Conference on Web Science.

17-19 Sep. 2013: I helped co-organize COVEnANT 2013, a satellite events at the European Conference on Complex Systems.

27 Sep. 2012: Notabilia won the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2012 for “Best Interactive Visualization”. The jury was composed of David McCandless (, Brian Eno, Paola Antonelli (MoMA), Maria Popova (, and Simon Rogers (Twitter).

02 Jul. 2012: I am the recipient of an SNF “Prospective Researcher” fellowship. Thanks to the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, I will join the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, Indiana University, in early 2013.

12 Apr. 2012: Last December I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis. The revised version is now online on this page. See below for the full reference information. UPDATE (2404): The thesis is now available on RÉRO Doc.

10 Oct. 2011: Notabilia has been included for exposition at the Adobe Museum of Digital Media. You can find it here. The exhibit curator is Thomas Goetz, Wired.

01 Jul. 2011: I will spend two months at the Community department of the Wikimedia Foundation, doing research on the Wikipedia community.

10 Jan. 2011: Notabilia, a visualization of the longest AfD discussions on the English Wikipedia, is now public. Notabilia is a joint project with Moritz Stefaner (design and visualization) and Dario Taraborelli (data analysis and research). Notabilia has been featured on the Dutch magazine Bright Magazine, German magazine Page, on visualization blogs Infosthetics and Flowing data, and on technology blogs such as Boing boing and many more. Go have a look at it and… after that don’t forget to wish Wikipedia happy birthday, because it’s turning 10 soon!

04 Jan. 2010: I will be visiting Dirk Helbing’s group at ETH Zurich for the next three months!

08-12 Jun. 2009: Attended the International Workshop on Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems (website), and presented my work on opinion dynamics and wikis. Slides are here in PDF format. A video of the talks is also available on videolectures.

01 Jul. 2008: Attended the Complex Systems Summer School 2008 at the Santa Fe Institute! Pictures are on Picasa.