Ciro Cattuto currently leads the Data Science Laboratory of the ISI Foundation, where he also serves as Research Director. He is a founder and principal investigator of the SocioPatterns collaboration. His work focuses on measuring and understanding complex phenomena in systems that entangle human behaviour and digital platforms.
Ciro Cattuto received his PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Perugia (Italy). After a few experiences in the software industry he worked at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then moved to the Frontier Research System of the RIKEN Institute (Japan) as a post-doctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. After three years in Tokyo, he was awarded a grant at the “Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi” and moved to Roma, where he was affiliated to the Physics Department of the University of Roma “La Sapienza”. In 2008 he joined the ISI Foundation. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Deputy Scientific Director of the ISI Foundation, becoming the Research Director of the Institute in 2013.
His interests are in Computational Social Science, Data Science, Web Science, Infectious Disease Dynamics and Digital Epidemiology. More specifically, he is interested in the convergence of the digital and the physical driven by the adoption of personal networked devices, wearable sensors and the ensuing multiplication of behavioural proxies. He works with data on digitally-sensed/mediated human behaviours, targeting research questions in computational social science and digital epidemiology. For this, he makes use of concepts and models from complex systems science and network science together with methods from data mining and machine learning.