Isi People
Ciro Cattuto
Scientific DirectorISI Foundation
Fields Of StudyData Science, Network Science, Computational Social Science

Dr. Ciro Cattuto is the Scientific Director of ISI Foundation. His research focuses on measuring and modeling complex phenomena in systems that entangle human behaviours and digital platforms, using digital behavioral proxies to target research problems in computational social science and digital epidemiology. He is interested in the social impact of data and artificial intelligence and in policies to support the generation of public value from privately held data. Dr. Cattuto is a founder and principal investigator of the SocioPatterns collaboration, an international collaboration on measuring and analyzing human and animal social networks using wearable proximity sensors. He was formerly an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Torino, an Expert in the Italian Department of Digital Transformation, and a member of the Italian Government’s COVID-19 “data” task force. Dr. Cattuto holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Perugia, Italy, and has worked as a research scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA, at the Enrico Fermi Center in Rome, and the Frontier Research System of the RIKEN Institute in Japan.