Dr. Vespignani is the Director of the Network Science Institute and the Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University. He is a professor with interdisciplinary appointments in the College of Computer and Information Science, College of Science, and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Dr. Vespignani's work focuses on statistical and numerical simulation methods to model spreading phenomena, including the realistic and data-driven computational modeling of biological, social and technological systems. For several years, his work has focused on spreading of infectious diseases, working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Alessandro (Alex) Vespignani