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Dr Giacomo Livan
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66-72 Gower Street
London
WC1E 6EA
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Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the UCL Department of Computer Science. I graduated in Physics at the University of Pavia (Italy), where I also obtained a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 2011. Before joining UCL in 2014, I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow for three years at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy). From 2016 to 2021 I have been an EPSRC early career fellow.

Research Groups
Research Summary

My research interests concern interdisciplinary applications of methods from Statistical Physics to the quantitative analysis of socio-economic systems. In particular, my main ongoing research activity seeks to investigate the determinants of user reputation and trust in online peer-to-peer platforms and marketplaces.

Teaching Summary

2021-present: Machine Learning with Applications in Finance (COMP0050, UCL)

2019-present: Data Science (COMP0047, UCL)

2017-2018: Data Analytics (COMPG011, UCL)

2015: Time series (mini module in the course "Topics in Mathematics", King's College London)


Appointments
03-NOV-2011 – 09-MAY-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow Condensed Matter & Statistical Physics Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Academic Background
2019   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
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