Fabio Saracco has a Master's Degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Florence, with a thesis on non-linear Cosmological perturbations. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (String Theory) at the University of Milano Bicocca in 2013, with a thesis on the resolution of strings singularities with A. Tomasiello (INFN, and Physics Dep., University of Milano Bicocca). In 2013 he moved to Complex Systems research: at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR, Sapienza Department, Rome), he worked on Economic Complexity, a brand new branch of economic analysis able to measure the productivity capabilities of different countries. In this period, in collaboration with Riccardo Di Clemente (ISC-CNR; MIT, Boston), Andrea Gabrielli (ISC-CNR; IMT School) and Tiziano Squartini (ISC-CNR; IMT School), Fabio developed an entropy-based method for network randomization for the special class of bipartite networks, with direct applications in Economic Complexity. Between October 2015 and May 2021, Fabio has been a senior researcher in the NETWORKS research unit at the IMT School in Lucca, working on evolving networks, non-linear algorithms and null models, with applications to online social networks, fake news, misinformation, ecological networks and trade networks.
He left NETWORKS for a senior research position at CNR-IAC, Italy.