Matteo Chinazzi is an Associate Research Scientist at the Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-Technical Systems (MOBS Lab) and Part-time Faculty at Northeastern University. He holds a PhD in Economics from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy), a M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University (Italy), and an undergraduate degree in Economics of International Markets and New Technologies from Bocconi University (Italy).
His research interests include: the development of computational and analytical models to study the spatial spread of infectious diseases; the development of individual-based models to create realistic representations of human contact patterns; the study of the evolution and structure of science and innovation to explain how scientists and inventors collaborate, how they move, how scientific and technical expertise is built, and how different branches of scientific and technical knowledge are connected to each other; the modeling and understanding of the structure of financial and economic networks; and the study of partisanship and political preferences on social media. Dr. Chinazzi is also the principal instructor of Phys7331 - “Network Science Data” and Phys7332 - “Network Science Data II”, he is a member of the council of the Complex Systems Society (CSS), and he is one of the co-founders of the association of Young Researchers of the Complex Systems (yrCSS, former YRNCS).