Advisory Board

Bruno Lepri

Mobile and Social Computing Lab (MobS Lab) at Bruno Kessler Foundation

 

Bruno Lepri leads the Mobile and Social Computing Lab (MobS Lab) at Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento, Italy). The main goal of MobS Lab is to build computational approaches to human behavior understanding using the newly ubiquitous digital data that are becoming available about all aspects of human life. Bruno is also research affiliate at Data-pop Alliance, a first think-tank on Big Data and Development co-created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab, and Overseas Development Institute to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution. He is currently responsible for the research tasks definition of the Mobile Territorial Lab, a living lab launched in November 2012 by Telecom Italia, FBK, MIT Media Lab, and Telefonica involving more than 100 families in Trento. In 2013, he supported the organization of the Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge. In 2010 he won a Marie Curie Cofund post-doc fellow and he has hold post-doc positions at FBK and at MIT Media Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Trento. His research interests include computational social science, big data and personal data, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, and human behavior understanding. In particular, he is currently working on using mobile phone data, social media, and open data to deal with several societal challenges such as crime levels, energy consumption and spreading of epidemics. He is also working to develop new user-centric approaches to personal data management and to investigate the monetization of personal data.