• Paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research

    According to the World Health Organization, close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, with 78% of global suicides occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Among them, India is home to 20% of the world’s suicide deaths. In the paper How Search Engine Data Enhance the Understanding of Determinants...


  • Networks in Disease Ecology

    I am organizing the first edition of the meeting Networks in Disease Ecology together with Chiara Poletto (INSERM Paris) and Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad (TU Berlin). The meeting is a Satellite of the NetSci 2018 conference which will be held in Paris, France, on June 11-15 2018. The goal of the meeting...


  • New paper in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

    JMIR Public Health and Surveillance has recently published the manuscript Combining Participatory Influenza Surveillance with Modeling and Forecasting: Three Alternative Approaches, which is the result of a large collaboration between three teams of mathematical modelers across Italy, the UK and the US. The paper is part of a thematic issue...


  • New paper in Royal Society Open Science

    The paper Assessing the use of mobile phone data to describe recurrent mobility patterns in spatial epidemic models, which I co-authored with Cecilia Panigutti, Paolo Bajardi, Zbigniew Smoreda and Vittoria Colizza, has been published by the Royal Society Open Science. In this study, we extensively tested with numerical simulations to...


  • Best paper honorable mention award

    The paper Forecasting Seasonal Influenza Fusing Digital Indicators and a Mechanistic Disease Model has been awarded the Best Paper Honorable Mention at the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web WWW2017.