Computer Laboratory


Since October 2014, I am a Full Professor of Mobile Systems in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. I belong to the Networks and Operating Systems Group.

I am a Fellow of Jesus College and since October 2016 I am also a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science in London.

Education and Previous Employments

I received a Diploma di Laurea in Scienze dell'Informazione and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Prior to joining Cambridge (in 2008), I was a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Science, University College of London (UK) and an academic visitor at Washington University in St. Louis, MO (USA).

From October 2005 until September 2010 I held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

Research Interests

My research interests rotate around mobile and sensor systems, mobility modelling, mobile applications, mobile data analysis. We have worked on systems to improve efficiency of mobile and wearable devices, sensing systems, models able to cater for spatio-temporal aspects related to human mobility. Applications have been in the areas of recommendation, behaviour intervention, health, urban design, organization analytics and zoology.

Personal Interests

My daughter.

My cat: here while resting in the wrong place.

I am a member of RSPCA and NSPCC charities.

Reading books, pretty much everything...fiction, popular science, in particular.

Food: I love good but not too sophisticated restaurants as well as cooking!