Diego Garlaschelli is the Director of NETWORKS. He is Associate Professor at the IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca (IT) and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leiden University (NL). Since 2011, he leads a research group with strongly interdisciplinary interests, including network theory, economic complexity, social dynamics, statistical physics and graph theory. He teaches courses in Network Theory, Econophysics, and Complex Systems. He holds a master degree in theoretical physics from the University of Rome III (2001) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Siena (2005). He held postdoctoral positions at the Australian National University in Canberra (Australia), the University of Siena (Italy), the University of Oxford (UK) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy). He has given more than 50 invited talks at international conferences, workshops, and scientific schools. He is author of more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals (including Science, Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Reviews Physics, PNAS, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physics Reports) and peer-reviewed book chapters, and of one co-authored monograph.