Research keywords: Multiplex Networks, Complex Networks, Information Theory, Optimisation
Research supervisors: Vincenzo Nicosia, Lucas Lacasa
Project Title: Meta-network tools and models for the identification of key players in relational Big Data.
Andrea's current research interests cover several aspects of complex networks, with a special focus on multi-layer networks and their applications to large-scale systems. His Ph.D. project aims to develop new measures, based on optimization principles and information theory techniques, in order to extract relevant features from large-scale multi-layer networks.
Before joining Queen Mary, Andrea studied applied mathematics at the University of Catania, Italy (both BSc and MSc).
He was also a student of the "Scuola Superiore di Catania", a public institution that provides university students with advanced additional courses. During the Masters, he did two internships in the Complex Systems and Networks Research Group at QMUL under the supervision of Vincenzo Nicosia and Vito Latora. He also worked on a project on synthetic biology and co-authored a paper entitled "Pareto Optimal Design for Synthetic Biology".