I am a research fellow at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Trento.
Here, I work on information geometry and statistics with prof. Claudio Agostinelli.
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PhD cum laude in Mathematics, 2018-2021
University of Trento and CoMuNe Lab, FBK, Trento, Italy
MSc in Mathematics for Life Sciences, 2016-2018
University of Trento, Italy
Master (first level) in Data Science, 2015-2016
Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy
BSc in Mathematics, 2014
University of Trento, Italy
In 2017 Manlio De Domenico introduced the family of diffusion distances and induced geometry as a tool for the analysis of the functional organisation of complex networks. Its natural generalisation to multilayer networks was still missing and with this work we filled the gap providing (i) a rigorous mathematical definition of the diffusion distance(s) and induced space(s) in the framework of multilayer networks, (ii) the extension of the diffusion distance definition w.r.t. different random walk dynamics, and (iii) a detailed analysis of the interplay between layer topology, inter-layer connectivity, layer-layer correlations (in terms of edge/partition overlapping), and random walk dynamics.
We introduce in this study CovMulNet19, a comprehensive COVID-19 network containing all available known interactions involving SARS-CoV-2 proteins, interacting-human proteins, diseases and symptoms that are related to these human proteins, and compounds that can potentially target them.
Exchanging information is crucial for many real systems and consequently also assessing the how efficiently a system carries on this task. Here we assume that the pairwise communication efficiency is inversely proportional to their distance (metric on the network). Furthermore, we focus on the efficiency that can be quantified through the topology of and the flows on the network.
Centrality descriptors are widely used to rank nodes according to specific concept(s) of importance. Despite the large number of centrality measures available nowadays, it is still poorly understood how to identify the node which can be considered as the ‘centre’ of a complex network. In fact, this problem corresponds to finding the median of a complex network. The median is a non-parametric—or better, distribution-free—and robust estimator of the location parameter of a probability distribution. In this work, we present the statistical and most natural generalization of the concept of median to the realm of complex networks, discussing its advantages for defining the centre of the system and percentiles around that centre. To this aim, we introduce a new statistical data depth and we apply it to networks embedded in a geometric space induced by different metrics. The application of our framework to empirical networks allows us to identify central nodes which are socially or biologically relevant.