Assistant professor in the Management of Complex Systems department and the Ernest and Julio Gallo Management of Innovation Sustainability and Technology (MIST) program at the University of California Merced (UCM). Before joining UC Merced, I was a faculty member at the IMT Institute for Advance Studies Lucca (Italy).

My research is primarily data-oriented, focusing on the evolution of large multiscale socio-economic systems by applying concepts and methods from complex systems, statistical physics, management and innovation science. Teaming up with collaborators from a variety of disciplines, our research has been published in various multi-disciplinary journals such as Science, PNAS, Nature Communications and Research Policy, and subsequently covered by the international media, such as the Boston Globe, Guardian, WSJ, Espectador, AAAS and Nature.

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