Currently Dr. Riccardo Di Clemente is a Newton International Fellow at University College London UCL at the Centre for Advance Spatial Analysis (CASA) and Affiliate Researcher at University of California Berkeley.

 

Riccardo was PostDoctoral Associate at MIT Developing new methodologies using Complex systems tools to explore and analysis the mobile Call Detail Record and Credit Card data to discover new pattern in socio-economic behaviors.

 

Riccardo obtained his M.Sc and B.Sc. in Theoretical Statistical Physics at Sapienza University of Rome.

 

He received his Ph.D. in Economics (at Institute for Advanced Studies IMTLucca, Italy) where he discussed a thesis that applies complexity tools to Economics and Social system in order to extract strategy for policy making.

 

His recent two works on schooling system and drug abuse received great deal of action by the Italian press as example of new methods for policy making applied to social science:

 

 

 

  • The italian world news agency ANSA and some italian journals (e.g. Corriere della Sera, La Stampa) had published a news on the relevance of my paper “Statistical Agent Based Modelization of the Phenomenon of Drug Abuse, DOI :10.1038/srep00532” for studying drugs Abuse phenomena. Read here the ANSA (in italian).

 

He was Visiting Scholar funded by EU-program “talent at work” at INET@OXFORD where it examined in depth the Uk Economic complexity in collaboration with the IPPR.  See the project: Backing Clusters To Boost Britain’s Exports

 

He specializes in the application of tools from physics and mathematics in the fields of economics, finance and the social sciences.

 

About me

Experience

  • Jan 2018 - Current Newton International Fellow University College London, UCL

    It is possible to capture the spatial footprint of the inequality in our cities or neighborhoods? Nowadays, all human activities, ranging from the people we call, the places we visit, the things we eat and the products we buy, generates data. This can be analyzed over long periods to paint a comprehensive portrait of human behavior within the city boundaries. These geolocated digital traces, when combined with other information streams from national census, or google api, can be used to extract information about the potential needs and the routines in the collective behavior of different groups of citizens. I will analyze this data to understand the extent to which the urban movements of different population groups or communities are driven by both socio-economic inequality and cities? structure. To provide new insights for more inclusive policies to help future urban development.

    Collaboration with Prof. Michael Batty

  • Nov 2017 - Current  Affiliated Researcher University of California Berkeley

    Disentangle the commuting strategies to improve the time and the quality of the commuting funded by Cintra Collaboration with: Prof. Marta C. González.

  • Nov 2017 - Dec 2017  Visiting Scholar Umeå University

    Dept. of Geography and Economic History

    Disentangling relation in the Employment market within European Union before and after the EURO adoption.

     

  • Oct 2015 - Oct 2017  PostDoctoral Associate at MiT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Bldg 1 -139b.

    Supervisor: Prof. Marta C. González.

    Developing new methodologies using Complex systems tools to explore and analysis the mobile Call Detail Record and Credit Card data to discover new pattern in socio-economic behaviors. In two different Projects:

    • Fueling the adoption of digital financial services through the combination of ubiquitous mobile computing and analysis of financial data. Founded by Gates Foundation.
    • A gender study on employment with mobile phone data. Founded by UN.
  • Oct 2014 - Dec 2015  Research Collaborator of Comune di Roma.

    Application of Complex System Analysis to optimize the school size distribution in Rome city-center sponsored by Roma 1 Municipio.

  • Mar 2014 - Oct 2015  PostDoctoral Researcher at Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi ISC CNR.

    Physics Department, University of Rome “Sapienza”.

    Supervised: Prof. Luciano Pietronero, Dr. Andrea Gabrielli.

    Funded by FP7 “GROWTHCOM” (grant Agreement N. 611272), in the application of tools from physics and mathematics in the fields of economics, finance and the social sciences.

  • Jul 2014 - Oct 2015 PostDoctoral Research Assistant at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.

    Responsible for Bloomberg Platform within National Project “Crisis-Lab”. The focus of the Crisis lab is to develop models using empirical data to describe the vulnerabilities of diverse socio-technical systems which have a complex underlying dependency structure. The globalization of our planet requires state-of-the-art methodologies for better understanding the dependency structure of multi-level systems which can be vulnerable to catastrophic failure.

  • Jun 2013 - Mar 2014  Visiting Scholar at INET@Oxford, Institute for New Economic Thinking.

    Oxford Martin School (Uni. of Oxford)

    Supervisor: Prof. Eric Beihnocker.

    To provide new tools based on economic complexity for policy making strategies.

  • Jun 2013 - Dec 2014  External Collaborator IPPr, the Institute for Public Policy Research.

    I collaborated with Tony Dolphin to create a report on the UK economic complexity. To provide  particular policy recommendations relating to four elements that are crucial to  boost UK exports: networks, innovation (and access to finance to fund it) and a skilled workforce.

    See the report: Backing Clusters To Boost Britain’s Exports.

  • Mar 2012 - Mar 2014  Affiliated Researcher Instituto dei Sistemi Complessi ISC CNR.

    To analyze the complexity in social system with focus on:

    • The phenomenon of the drug abuse in Italy.
    • To analyze the firm differentiation process, in particular the mechanisms driving specialized entities to organize themselves into diversified super-structures

Education

Ph.D. & Doctor Europæus in Economics, Market and Institution, with distinctions. (2014)

Home Institution IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Visiting Institution INET@Oxford, Institute for New Economic Thinking.

 

Thesis title: “Essays on Economic and Social Complexity”

DOI :10.6092/imtlucca/e-theses/135

Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Pietronero.

Reviewers: Prof. Yi-Cheng Zhang, Prof. Tiziana Di Matteo.

M.Sc. In Theoretical Statistical Physics, University of Rome “Sapienza”. (2010)

Thesis title: “Statistical Agent Based Modelization of the Phenomenon of Drug Abuse”.

Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Pietronero.

Reviewer: Prof. Vittorio Loreto.

B.Sc. in Physics, University of Rome “Sapienza”. (2006)

Bachelor Thesis: “Number of Nash equilibria of Minority game”.

Supervisors: Prof. Miguel Angel Virasoro, Dr. Andrea De Martino.

Reviewer: Prof. Federico Ricci-Tersenghi

Grants & Fellowships

Year Type Founded by Duration
2018 Newton International Fellowship The Royal Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences (NF170505) 2 Yrs
2015 Post Doctoral Fellowship U.N. & Gates Foundation 19 Mo
2014 Post Doctoral Fellowship EU FP7 "GROWTHCOM" (Grant N. 611272) 2 Yrs
2013 Ph.D. EU Mobility Grant "Talent At Work" EU LifeLong Learning Programme 9 Mo
2011 Ph.D Scholarship IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs
2011 Ph.D. Fee Waiver and free lodging IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs

Skills

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):

Human Research, Social & Behavioral Research Investigators (Stage 2).

Bloomberg Essential Training Program BESS:

Commodity Essential, Equity Essential, Fixed Income Essential, FX Essential.

Programming Languages

Numerical Computing

Statistical Analysis

Plotting Programs

Operative Systems

Markup languages

Software suites

C for Scientific Programming, Python, Fortran.

Matlab, Mathematica.

Stata, Gretl.

Gnuplot, XMGrace, Origin, Gephi.

Mac OSX, Linux, MS Windows.

LATEX, Html.

MS Office, OpenOffice, iWork, Photoshop, Lightroom.

Teaching

June 2016 Kaufman Teaching Certificate from Teaching & Learning Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Year hrs Course Dep. University Credits Level
16-17 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Human Mobility CEE MiT M.Sc.
2015-16 30 Mentor 1.097:Intr. to CEE Research CEE MiT 6 B.Sc.
2014-15 2 Guest Lecturer Lipari Summer School FP7-EU GrowthCom Project 6 Ph.D.
2014-15 2 Guest Lecturer Complex Systems Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” 6 M.Sc.
2014-15 30 Teaching Assistant Computing Laboratory Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” 10 B.Sc.
2014-15 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Complex Systems Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” M.Sc. & Ph.D.

CV & Contacts

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Year hrs Course Dep. University Credits Level
16-17 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Human Mobility CEE MiT M.Sc.
15-16 30 Mentor 1.097:Intr. to CEE Research CEE MiT 6 B.Sc.
14-15 2 Guest Lecturer Lipari Summer School FP7-EU GrowthCom Project 6 Ph.D.
14-15 2 Guest Lecturer Complex Systems Physics Univ. Rome “Sapienza” 6 M.Sc.
14-15 30 Teaching Assistant Computing Laboratory Physics Univ. Rome “Sapienza” 10 B.Sc.
14-15 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Complex Systems Physics Univ. Rome “Sapienza” M.Sc. & Ph.D.
Year Type Founded by Duration
2018 Newton International Fellowship The Royal Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences (NF170505) 2 Yrs
2015 Post Doctoral Fellowship U.N. & Gates Foundation 19 Mo
2014 Post Doctoral Fellowship EU FP7 "GROWTHCOM" (Grant N. 611272) 2 Yrs
2013 Ph.D. EU Mobility Grant "Talent At Work" EU LifeLong Learning Programme 9 Mo
2011 Ph.D Scholarship IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs
2011 Ph.D. Fee Waiver and free lodging IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs

Riccardo was PostDoctoral Associate at

Year Type Founded by Duration
2018 Newton International Fellowship The Royal Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences (NF170505) 2 Yrs
2015 Post Doctoral Fellowship U.N. & Gates Foundation 19 Mo
2014 Post Doctoral Fellowship EU FP7 "GROWTHCOM" (Grant N. 611272) 2 Yrs
2013 Ph.D. EU Mobility Grant "Talent At Work" EU LifeLong Learning Programme 9 Mo
2011 Ph.D Scholarship IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs
2011 Ph.D. Fee Waiver and free lodging IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca 3 Yrs

Programming Languages

C for Scientific Programming, Python, Fortran.

Numerical Computing

Matlab, Mathematica.

Statistical Analysis

Stata, Gretl.

Plotting Programs

Gnuplot, XMGrace, Origin, Gephi.

Operative Systems

Mac OSX, Linux, MS Windows.

Markup languages

LATEX, Html.

Software suites

MS Office, OpenOffice, iWork, Photoshop, Lightroom.

Year hrs Course Dep. University Credits Level
16-17 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Human Mobility CEE MiT M.Sc.
15-16 30 Mentor 1.097:Intr. to CEE Research CEE MiT 6 B.Sc.
14-15 2 Guest Lecturer Lipari Summer School FP7-EU GrowthCom Project 6 Ph.D.
14-15 2 Guest Lecturer Complex Systems Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” 6 M.Sc.
14-15 30 Teaching Assistant Computing Laboratory Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” 10 B.Sc.
14-15 Supervisor Students Research proj. in Complex Systems Physics Univ. of Rome “Sapienza” M.Sc. & Ph.D.