In my previous life, I did research at Information Sciences Institute (Los Angeles, USA), a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computer and communications technologies. In particular, I worked on a IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency) project aimed at developing and testing new automated methods to forecast and detect cyber-attacks significantly earlier than existing methods. Moreover, I worked on a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) project aimed at modeling behavioral trajectories and incentives in gamified techno-social environments. Previously, I did research on the spreading of digital misinformation in online social networks at IMT Lucca.
During my short academic career I published 20+ papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences, including 2 PNAS, 4 Plos One, and 1 Nature Scientific Reports (you can find additional bibliographical information here: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=47xtEeEAAAAJ&hl=en).
I also hold a Ph.D., but I don't mind being called "doctor".