I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. Prior to joining UCL, I have been a research associate in the Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, US). I hold a PhD in Statistical Physics from the International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste, Italy), and I obtained an MSc in Theoretical Physics and BSc in Physics from Università degli Studi di Parma (Parma, Italy). My research focuses on the application of statistical mechanics to the study of economic and financial systems, in particular on systemic risk and financial stability. Other interests include complex networks and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.