Alessandro Vespignani

Northeastern University
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Defense Threats Research Agency

Alessandro Vespignani's research activity is focused on the study of "techno-social" systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development. In this context we aim at understanding how the very same elements assembled in large number can give rise -- according to the various forces and elements at play -- to different macroscopic and dynamical behaviors, opening the path to quantitative computational approaches and forecasting power.