I lead the Predictive Analytics team at the United Nations OCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data. The Predictive Analytics team provides support to the humanitarian community around the development, evaluation, validation and application of data science tools to better inform humanitarian response.
Prior to joining UN OCHA, I worked as Senior Data Scientist for the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to carry cutting-edge research on the the topic of displacement related to conflicts and disasters worldwide.
Trained as a physicist, I also worked in two of the leading scientific research organizations worldwide: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and LBL, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA, U.S.
I hold a PhD in Physics from the University of Turin, Italy.