Prior to joining the Department of Biostatistics, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Christakis. Before that I worked at the Harvard Kennedy School for one year as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar with Professor David Lazer. I previously held a Research Fellowship at Oxford University for two years, a position that was joint between the Department of Physics and the Said Business School, where my mentor was Professor Felix Reed-Tsochas. I’m also a CABDyN Associate Fellow and an Associate Fellow at the Said Busines School.
I obtained my Ph.D. at Helsinki University of Technology (now called Aalto University) in 2006, where my supervisor was Professor Kimmo Kaski. My doctoral dissertation “Complex Networks in the Study of Financial and Social Systems” received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the university.
ENTER is a great annual event that helps to boost local (e)Tourism community, that involves young people (PhD students, young tourism industry professionals and volunteers) in the research and understanding on how digital technologies are important for future tourism development. Professionally, I met several interesting people who will now be colleagues and perhaps friends for life.