Short CV

  • Sept 2021-present: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social and Cultural Informatics, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
  • 2016–2021: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Geographic Data Science, Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2014–2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2013–2014: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • 2009–2013: PhD at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007–2009: Software developer at 3dCadSoft, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2006–2007: Software developer at Wavegroup s.r.l., Turin, Italy
  • 2003–2006: MSc in Virtual Reality and Multimedia, University of Turin, Italy
  • 2000–2003: BSc in Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy
  • I am from Avigliana, near Turin, in Italy



  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (2017–)
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (2019–)


  • Best paper award at AGILE 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Best presentation award at W2GIS 2012, Tokyo, Japan
  • GISRUK Conference Series


  • Nature Communications
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
  • Transactions in GIS
  • Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS)
  • Spatial Cognition & Computation
  • GeoInformatica
  • International Journal of Digital Earth
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
  • Conference On Spatial Information Theory (COSIT)
  • International Conference on Conceptual Modeling ER
  • AutoCarto (endorsed by the International Cartographic Association)
  • MapInteract, ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Interacting with Spatial Information
  • International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS 2014)
  • Social Media World Sensors (SIDEWAYS), International Conference on HyperText and Social Media (HT)
  • E.U. COST Action IC1203, European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing (ENERGIC)
  • WWW/Internet International Conference (ICWI)
  • International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST)