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dr. Philippe Aigrain

La Quadrature du Net (France)

Trustee 2009-2021

Dr. Philippe Aigrain was trained as a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist, and holds a Doctorate and a "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches" qualification from University Paris 7. more

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dr. Sacha Wunsch-Vincent

World Intellectual Property Organisation (Switzerland)

Trustee 2009-2021

Dr. Sacha Wunsch-Vincent is the Senior Economist at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Co-Editor of the Global Innovation Index. He joined WIPO in 2010 to help set up WIPO’s economics work under the Chief Economist. more

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prof. Lucie Guibault

Dalhousie University (Canada)

Trustee 2013-2021

After nearly twenty years at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam, Dr. Lucie Guibault will join as of 1 July 2017 the Schulich School of Law of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. more

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prof. David Post

Temple University (USA)

Trustee 2009-2021

Prof. David Post recently retired from his position as the I. Herman Stern Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he taught intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. more

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Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto

Fondazione Città dell'Arte (Italy)

Trustee 2009-2021

Michelangelo Pistoletto was born in Biella in 1933. He began to exhibit his work in 1955 and in 1960 he had his first solo show at Galleria Galatea in Turin. An inquiry into self-portraiture characterizes his early work. more

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prof. Stefano Rodotà

Università La Sapienza di Roma (Italy)

Trustee 2009-2017

Prof. Stefano Rodotà: Professor of Civil Law, University of Rome; former Chairman of the Italian Data Protection Authority; former Chairman of the European Group of the Data Protection Authorities Chairman of the Commission on Genetic Testing and Counselling. more

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Marco Conoscenti

Staff 2015-2021

Marco Conoscenti received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in October 2015. He joined the Nexa Center in November 2015 as PhD student under the supervision of Prof. De Martin. more

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Elena Beretta

Staff 2017-2021

Elena Beretta is now a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is also a member of the User-Centric Data Science group (VU). She received the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Control Engineering from Polytechnic University of Turin in May 2021, with a thesis entitled “Algorithms for Social Good: A Study of Fairness and Bias in Automated Data-Driven Decision-Making Systems”. more

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Mattia Plazio

Staff 2017-2020

Mattia Plazio is graduated in Italian Literature at the Faculty of Humanities of Turin. He worked in the field of e-learning as instructional designer. more

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Francesco Ruggiero

Staff 2016-2019

Francesco Ruggiero (1977) is the founder of the literary group sparajurij and is in the editorial board of the journal “Atti Impuri”. He is specialized in contemporary Italian literature. more

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Simone Basso

Fellow 2015-2019

Simone Basso is a researcher at Nexa Center since 2010. He completed his PhD in 2014 under supervision of prof. De Martin. His main research interest is measuring the internet from the edges with active means. more

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prof. Urs Gasser

Harvard University (USA)

Trustee 2012-2019

Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He teaches at Harvard Law School, at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Fudan University School of Management (China). more

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Cosma Vergari

Intern 2020

Two things that always have characterized me are awareness and initiative. Expressed in all possible ways of living, they have become my driver towards a sustainable future. My goal is to understand the deepest relations underlying everyone’s ideals and safeguard them in the ever-evolving Internet era. more

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Irene Domenicale

Intern 2019-2020

Irene Domenicale studied Philosophy at the University of Turin, graduating in July 2019. Since the beginning of her career she has been interested in the study of social reality, in particular the impact that technological development has on the individual and on society as a whole. more

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Marc Perrin

Intern 2018-2019

Marc Perrin is doing an internship at Nexa center, carrying out research to get a master's degree in the cultural mediation of science and techniques run by the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris. more

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Francesco Mecca

Junior Research Fellow 2018-2019

Francesco Mecca is a computer engineering student at the Politecnico di Torino. While attending the first year’s selective course Rivoluzione Digitale he got in touch with the staff of the Nexa Center. more

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Pasquale Pellegrino

Research Fellow 2017-2019

Pasquale Pellegrino received the M.Sc. degree in Public and Political Communication from University of Turin in March 2015. During the M.Sc. he was part of the communication team of one candidate who ran for Piedmont Regional Council. more

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Emanuele Mottola

Intern 2018

Emanuele Mottola is graduated in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and he is currently attending the master degree in Software Engineering. He joined the Nexa Center to collaborate to the Power Aware project in October 2017. more

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Giovanni Arata

Fellow 2018

Giovanni Arata holds a degree in Communication Sciences (Università degli Studi di Siena, 2001) and a PhD in "Information Systems and Organization" (Università degli Studi di Trento, 2006). more

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Elena Pavan

Fellow 2018

Elena is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences (University of Padova, Italy, 2004) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Trento, 2009). more

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Andrea Cairola

Faculty Associate 2014-2018

Andrea Cairola is a journalist and an expert in international cooperation in the field of media development and promotion of freedom of expression. His didactic activities include teaching video-journalism at the School of Journalism of the Catholic University of Milan as well as in other academic settings and in grass-root projects. more

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Faculty Associate 2014-2018

Thomas Margoni

Faculty Associate 2008-2018

Thomas Margoni is a senior researcher at the Institute for Information Law. His research focus concentrates on the relationship between law (primarily copyright, designs, and patents), new technologies, and the Internet, from a comparative and international point of view. more

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Carlo Barone

Intern 2018

Carlo Barone is graduated in Cinema and Media engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin. He obtained a Classical High School degree in the Liceo Classico “L. Lagrangia” in Vercelli in 2015. more

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Leonardo Vezzani

Intern 2018

Leonardo Vezzani studied both scientific subject and liberal art along with videogames and movies. He attended architecture school in Florence for one year, then decided to attend Cinema and Media Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin. more

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prof. Luciano Floridi

Trustee 2013-2018

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. more

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Simone Montrucchio

Intern 2018

Simone Montrucchio is graduated in Cinema and Media Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin and he's currently attending the master degree in Cinema and Media Engineering. He joined the Nexa Center in March 2018 as intern. more

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Beatrice Borriero

Intern 2018

Beatrice Borriero is a Communication student at the University of Turin. She started an internship at the Nexa Center in February 2018, with the aim of drafting texts and producing contents related to the communication of themes about digital and its impact on the society. more

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Davide Brunello

Intern 2017

Davide Brunello is attending Law School and he is writing his graduation thesis on Law, Finance and Algorithms (High Frequency Trading, Blockchain). He joined the Nexa Center in October 2017 in order to analyze the main legal issues concerning IoT (Circular Economy), Telco, AI and to write a bibliography on (Open) Licences, Data, Science, Education. more

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Elisa Botto

Intern 2017-2018

Elisa Botto is a Business Law student at the University of Turin. She got an internship at the Nexa Center in February-March 2018. Her Research Interests include privacy and processing of personal data. more

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Marco Abrate

Intern 2017-2018

Marco Pietro Abrate is attending his third year of Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin. He did an internship at the Nexa Center, working at the project “Power Aware”, which has the aim to sensitize people on their electric energy consumption. more

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Diego Mariani

Staff Research Fellow 2017-2018

Diego Mariani è un avvocato specializzato in diritto internazionale. Dal 2011 collabora con SEMI Onlus, occupandosi di cooperazione allo sviluppo in India. more

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Alessandro Mantelero

Faculty Fellow 2011-2017

Alessandro Mantelero is Full-Tenured Aggregate Professor of Private Law at Politecnico di Torino. He is member of the Editorial Board of Contratto e impresa/Europa and was admitted to the Italian bar in 2001. more

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Marco Berlot

Intern 2017

Marco Berlot is a double degree student in Computer engineering fromTongji University and Politecnico di Torino. He started an internship at the Nexa Center in March 2017. He is currently working on the development of the Tell Me Quality Project. more

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Carolina Nicosia

Intern 2017

Carolina Nicosia is graduated in Law at the University La Sapienza of Rome in December 2016, with a thesis on Legal Anthropology. Currently she is Junior Research Fellow at the Nexa Center since March 2017, focusing her research on the fields of digital commons, Privacy and Copyright/Copyleft. more

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Carmine D'Amico

Intern 2016

Carmine D’Amico is a computer engineering student at the Politecnico di Torino. He got in touch with the Nexa Center in 2014, when he attended the Rivoluzione Digitale course. He started an internship at the Nexa Center in December 2015. more

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Cristiana Sappa

Fellow 2011-2016

Dr. Cristiana Sappa holds a degree in Business Law, a post-graduate diploma in Intellectual Property and New Technologies and a PhD in Private Law, major Intellectual Property Law and Competition. more

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Federico Cairo

Fellow 2012-2016

Federico Cairo, graduated in Philosophy at the Collegio Superiore of University of Bologna in 2005 and in Media Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2008, received the Ph.D. degree from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. His research interests include Natural Language Processing and Linked Data technologies for digital libraries. more

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Miryam Bianco

Staff Research Fellow 2015-2016

Miryam Bianco graduated in Law at the University of Turin in February 2015. She first got in touch with the Nexa Center for Internet & Society while working on her graduation thesis on Copyright and Digital Property. more

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Nicola Rustignoli

Intern 2015

Nicola was an Intern at Nexa Center in 2015. During his stay at Nexa, he contributed to the bootstrapping of Public Contracts. He designed a semantic graph and implemented a complete data processing pipeline for representing public procurement information as linked data. more

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Dario Chaifouroosh

Intern 2015

Dario Chaifouroosh is an Energy Engineering student at the Politecnico di Torino. In 2014 he attended the course Rivoluzione Digitale held by Professor De Martin and was given the opportunity to work as a Summer Intern at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University in 2015. more

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Alessandro Quaranta

Intern 2015

Alessandro Quaranta is a telecommunication engineering student at Politecnico di Torino. In 2012 he attended the course Rivoluzione Digitale, held by Professor De Martin and in March 2014 he started an internship at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society. During this period, he helped Simone Basso in the development of the Neubot application for Android, with particular attention to the use of Android NDK. more

Luca Leschiutta

Luca Leschiutta

Staff 2007-2015

After graduating in Electronic Engineering, he pursued a PhD in Information Technology at the Internet Media Group of the Politecnico di Torino. His fields of study have been image compression and wireless networking. He also taught programming and networking courses. In the past he worked as a reliability engineer at Alenia Spazio in the ISS project. He has been at the Nexa Center since the very beginning of its formal activity and he is mostly involved with system administration and web development. more

Roberta Bruno

Roberta Bruno

Intern 2015

Roberta Bruno is a student at the SAA - School of Management at the University of Turin. During 2015, she worked as intern at the Nexa Center contributing to the #WikiTrasparenza project, collecting and analysing data about the availability and quality of the datasets published by the Italian Public Administrations as prescribed by the "Transparency Decree" issued in 2013. more

Fiorenza Oppici

Fiorenza Oppici

Intern 2013

Fiorenza Oppici is a 26 year-old programmer holding both a bachelor and a master degree in Cinema and Media Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino University. In 2013 she did an internship at Nexa Center for Internet & Society as a front end developer for the Neubot project. more

Alberto Sega

Alberto Sega

Staff 2013

Alberto Sega graduated in Law at University of Turin in 2013, with a thesis about Open Data, Open Government and right to access. He collaborated with the Nexa Center since september 2013, where he studied legal problems connected with open data policies. more

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Nadia Tecco

Staff 2012-2013

Nadia Tecco joined the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in July 2012 as administrative assistant. She holds a Bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Turin and a Ph.D. in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. more

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Silvia Bisi

Fellow 2010-2012

Silvia Bisi joined the Nexa Center for Internet & Society as a fellow in January 2010. She’s a lawyer, with a Post-graduate Master of first level in “IT Law and Legal Informatics” and a Ph.D. on the same subject from the University of Bologna. more

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Elias Carotti

Research Fellow 2009-2012

Elias S. G. Carotti received the Laurea degree in Computer Engineering in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering in 2004, both from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. In 2003 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Electrical Engineering department, Penn State University, State College, PA, where he worked on joint source channel decoding for predictively encoded sources. more

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Irene Cassarino

Fellow 2009-2012

Dr. Irene Cassarino holds a degree in Management Engineering a PhD from the Polytechnic of Turin. She also studied at the ARC Centre for Innovation in Creative Industries in Brisbane, Australia, at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and the MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. more

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Davide Bardone

Research Fellow 2009-2011

Davide Bardone received the B.S. and the M.S. in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2005 and 2007 respectively. He currently is a Ph.D. student in Information and System Engineering at Politecnico di Torino with the Internet Media Group and the Nexa Center for Internet & Society. more

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Carolina di Vonzo

Fellow 2009-2011

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo has a degree in law from the University of Turin and is currently working as an intern in a law firm. Some of her topics of interested within the “Internet & society" field concern: intellectual property rights on music and the activities of DJs; the Internet Bill of Rights and the problem of Internet Governance (including privacy related issues). more

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Corrado Druetta

Research Fellow 2009-2011

Corrado joined the Nexa Center in March 2009 as intern, working on COMMUNIA Project. Holding a Bachelor degree in International and Public Law and a Master's degree in Law from the University of Turin (Italy), he is attending the Certificate of Transnational Law program at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). more

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Valentin Vitkov

Fellow 2009-2011

Valentin Vitkov has a degree in law from the University of Milan and works in an italian law firm. His main interests concern the civil and economic liberties within a society that is deeply influenced by information and communication technologies, as well as the relationships between intellectual property rights, competition, innovation and public domain. more

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Maria Crea

Staff 2011

Maria Crea joined the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in February 2011. She holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of Turin, Faculty of Political Science, and she has a post-graduate Master in “European projects Management”. more

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Federica Cedriano

Staff 2009-2011

Federica Cedriano joined the Nexa Center for Internet & Society in November 2008. She holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science of University of Turin and she has a Post -graduate Master of first level in “Social Planning. Planning, Management and Evaluation of Social Policies”. more

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Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo

Research Fellow 2009-2010

Dr. Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo (Rome, 1974) holds a degree and a PhD in Communication Sciences. After her PhD, she worked as a lecturer at Sapienza University in Rome, in the fields of new media and shared production of knowledge by social media. She also worked as a journalist, writing on technology and social aspects of Internet use. more

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Ilaria Buri

Staff 2009-2010

Ilaria is a former Nexa intern; she’s a Law student and she’s currently completing her five-year university law courses with a thesis focusing on the Re-use of Public Sector Information, between IPRs and privacy. Her main interests are IP law, IT law and International Trade law. more

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Anna Piccitto

Staff 2009-2010

Anna Piccitto joined the Nexa Center in June 2009. After a Bachelor degree in Sciences of Communication, Anna started to work in 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Committee in the Accreditation Department and successively in 2007 Turin Winter Universiade Committee as Accreditation manager. more

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Holding a Bachelor degree in International Business with a multicultural background, she has been an assistant researcher at the Politecnico di Torino, where she coordinated event management for the Internet Media Group. more

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Andrea Glorioso

Staff 2006-2007

Andrea Glorioso is assistant researcher at the Politecnico of Torino. His research focuses on the analysis and development of multidisciplinar methodologies for promoting the uptake of copyright licenses and licensing frameworks built upon principles of sharing rather than of exclusion (as is normally the case for property rights). more