I graduated (Bsc+Msc) in Physics from the Sapienza University of Rome, and I got my Phd in Physics from the same university in 2013. I then joined the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona first as postdoc (2007-2008) and then as Juan de la Cierva fellow in (2009-2011). In Jan. 2012, I joined the Laboratory for the Modeling of Socio-Technical Systems at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In Sept. 2013 I became a Lecturer in Mathematics at City, University of London, where I am currently Reader. Since July 2019, I am Economic Data Science theme lead at The Alan Turing Institute, where I also funded and run the Token Economy group.

In 2019, I was awarded the Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics of German Physical Society (DPG). I am associate Editor of EPJ Data Science, PLoS ONE and Frontiers in Blockchain. In the past, I was as an elected member of the Council and the Executive Committee of the Complex Systems Society for the mandate 2012-2015. In London, I organise Data Natives, a yearly one day workshop for PhD students and postdocs working in Social Data Science, and co-organise the London Computational Social Science Initiative and London DataBeers.