Lab Members


Faculty

Mirco Musolesi


Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Victor-Alexandru Darvariu

Alice Plebe


PhD Students

Giorgio Franceschelli

Marta Emili Garcia-Segura (second supervisor: Stephen Hailes)

Olivia Macmillan-Scott

Melvin Mammen (second supervisor: Stephen Hailes)

Alessandro Staffolani

Elizaveta Tennant (first supervisor: Stephen Hailes)

Charles Westphal (second supervisor: Stephen Hailes)

Lorenz Wolf


Affiliate PhD Students


Visiting PhD Students

  • Adele De Hoffer


Previous Members

Graduated PhD Students

As First Supervisor:

  • Victor-Alexandru Darvariu Thesis title: “Learning to Optimise Networked Systems”. University College London. April 2023. Now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL.
  • Nicolas Anastassacos Thesis title: “Cooperation and Social Dilemmas with Reinforcement Learning”. University College London. November 2022. Now Research Scientist at Amazon Alexa.
  • Mariflor Vega Carrasco Thesis title: “Modelling Customer Behaviour with Topic Models for Retail Analytics”. University College London. October 2021. Now Data Scientist at Microsoft.
  • Beatrice Perez Thesis title: “Machine Learning Techniques for Identification using Mobile and Social Media Data”. University College London. June 2020. Now CRA/NSF Computer Innovation Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.
  • Theofania (Fani) Tsapeli Thesis title: “Understanding Real-World Phenomena from Human-Generated Sensor Data”. University of Birmingham. November 2017. Now Data Scientist at Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Abhinav Mehrotra Thesis title: “A Framework for Intelligent Mobile Notifications”. University of Birmingham. February 2017. Now Machine Learning Researcher at Samsung AI Cambridge.
  • Antonio Lima Thesis title: “Digital Traces of Human Mobility and Interaction: Models and Applications”. University of Birmingham. June 2016. Now Senior Research Scientist at Spotify Research.

As Second Supervisor:

  • Kehinde Owoeye Second supervisor to Stephen Hailes. Thesis Title: “On Computational Models of Animal Movement Behaviour”. University College London. March 2021.
  • Christoph Stich Second supervisor to Emmanouil Tranos. Thesis title: “Human Mobility and Social Ties in Context: From Places to Personality”. University of Birmingham. September 2019.

Previous Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Abhinav Mehrotra (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017-19 in the EPSRC-funded “UPRISE-IoT” project, now Senior Research Scientist at the Samsung AI Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom).
  • Benjamin Baron (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017-18 in the EPSRC-funded “MACACO Project”, now Software Engineer at Apple).
  • Giovanni Quattrone (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded “MACACO Project”, now Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, United Kingdom and Associate Professor, University of Turin, Italy).
  • Matthew Williams (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EU-funded “LASAGNE” Project, now Principal Engineer at Cookpad).
  • Luca Rossi (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2013-2015 in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong).
  • Gillian Sandstrom (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2015 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectories of Depression” Project, now Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom).
  • Luca Canzian (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014-15 in the EPSRC-funded “Trajectories of Depression” Project, now Radio Navigation Engineer at Quascom).
  • Veljko Pejovic (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2014 involved in the EPSRC-funded “UBhave” Project, now Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
  • Manlio De Domenico (Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2012-2013 involved in the EPSRC-funded “The Uncertainty of Identity” Project, now Associate Professor at the University of Padova, Italy).

Previous Rotation PhD Students

As a part of the First Year Rotation of the Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme:

Previous Research Assistants, Interns, and Visitors

  • Mert Albeyoglu (Undegraduate Research Opportunity Intern in Summer 2023 from UCL, now finishing his degree at UCL).
  • Veronica Biancacci (Visiting Master Student in Winter 2022 from the University of Bologna, Italy. Now back in Italy).
  • Giovanni Minelli (Visiting Master Student from the University of Bologna in Winter 2022, Italy. Now Research Assistant at the CYENS Centre of Excellence in Cyprus).
  • Christoffel Doorman (Research Assistant in Spring/Summer 2022. Now Machine Learning Engineer at InstaDeep).
  • Francesco De Lellis (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2022 from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy).
  • Nicola Saccomanno (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2022 from the University of Udine, Italy. Now back in Italy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy).
  • Jamie Weigold (Research Assistant in Summer 2022, now MPhil student at the University of Cambridge).
  • Lorenzo Antonini (Visiting Master student in Autumn/Winter 2019 from the University of Bologna, now Consultant at Reply in Italy).
  • Alessandro Staffolani (Visiting Master student in Autum/Winter 2019 from the University of Bologna, now PhD Student at the University of Bologna).
  • Lorenzo Candeago (Visiting PhD student from the University of Trento in Summer 2019, Italy, now working for the World Bank).
  • Paolo Bellavista (Visiting Professor in Summer 2019 from the University of Bologna, Italy).
  • Julian Garcia (Visiting Professor in Summer 2019 from Monash University, Australia).
  • Francesca Naretto (Visiting Master Student in Winter 2018/Spring 2019 from the University of Pisa, Italy, now PhD Student at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy).
  • Valentine Santarelli (Visiting Master Student in Winter 2018/Spring 2019 from EPFL, Switzerland, now in industry).
  • Paolo Bellagente (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2017 from the University of Brescia, Italy, now Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Brescia, Italy).
  • Didem Gundogdu (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento in Summer/Autumn 2017, Italy, now Senior Consultant at Kantar).
  • Alessio Pagani (Visiting PhD Student in Summer 2017 from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Now Research Director at nChain).
  • Ella Peltonen (Visiting PhD Student in Summer-Autumn 2016 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, now Assistant Professor at the University of Oulu).
  • Christos Perentis (Visiting PhD Student from the University of Trento in Autumn-Winter 2015 from the University of Trento, now Researcher at FBK, Italy).
  • Cristina Segalin (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn-Winter 2014 from the University of Verona, now Senior Research Scientist at Netflix, USA).
  • Victor Darvariu (Research Intern in Summer 2014 and Summer 2018, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL).
  • James Klee (Undergraduate Summer Intern in Summer 2014, now in industry).
  • Thiago Silva (Visiting PhD Student in Autumn 2013 from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil, now Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Parana, Brazil).
  • Demet Turan (Master Intern in Autumn 2013, now Software Research Engineer at Gent University).
  • Paul Mougel (Visiting Student from INSA Lyon in Summer 2012, France, now CTO at 365Talents).


Last updated: 28 April 2024.