Diego Garlaschelli is the Director of NETWORKS. He is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the IMT School of Advanced Studies in Lucca (IT), where he leads the Networks research unit, and at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics of Leiden University (NL), where he leads the Econophysics and Network Theory group. He is an external faculty member at the Complexity Science Hub (CSH) in Vienna, an associate member at the Enrico Fermi Research Center (CREF) in Rome, a cofounder of the Dutch Network Science Society (NetSci.nl), a member of the Italian Statistical Physics Society (SIFS), of the Dutch Physical Society (NNV), and of the Italian National Institute for Advanced Mathematics (INdAM).
Since 2011, he leads research groups with strongly interdisciplinary interests, including network theory, statistical physics, random graphs, information theory, financial complexity, social dynamics, ecological networks and biological systems. 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 70 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.