For a Human-Centered AI

Massimiliano Luca

Massimiliano is a Researcher at the  Mobile and Social Computing Lab at Digital Society Center, Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

He obtained his PhD at the Free University of Bolzano, and during his PhD, he had the opportunity to spend some months at MIT, Boston and at IFISC / CSIC, Palma de Mallorca.

He is broadly interested in computational sustainability and machine learning methods to predict and generate human mobility.

In 2023, a publication about the interplay between individual and collective behaviours was awarded the best contribution award at NetMob 23, while in 2021, one of his publications was selected as one of the best 50 papers in AI and Machine Learning published in Nature Communication in 2020-2021.

Currently, he is mainly focused on designing generalizable and geographically transferable deep learning models for human mobility.

Spotlight's articles

  • November 12, 2021
    Deep Gravity: the algorithm that explains how people travel
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler, with the CNR Institute of Science and Information Technologies and the Argonne National Laboratory in the U.S., has developed an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, capable of predicting and explaining mobility flows in detail. The study has been published in Nature Communications