Fabiana Zollo

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Fabiana Zollo is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics and fellow member of the Laboratory of Data Science and Complexity coordinated by Dr. Walter Quattrociocchi. She is also Research Fellow in the Venice Center for the Humanities & Social Change led by Prof. Shaul Bassi.


She comes from a background in Computer Science and received her PhD in Computer, Decision and Systems Science from IMT Lucca in November 2016.

Her research investigates (mis)information spreading with a special focus on the dynamics of polarization and intolerance and the evolution of collective narratives on online social media. She collected several papers on the topic, both with national and international co-authors. Her results have been included in the Global Risk Report 2017 of the World Economic Forum and have been widely covered by the media (among the others: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg View, The Guardian, Phys.org, Le Scienze, Pour La Science, El Pais).

Her complete list of publications is available at her personal page

Coming events:

  • Indiscienza 2018, "Miti scientifici e come sfatarli". Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia, Italy ~ April 2018
  • UNILOG 2018. Vichy, France ~ June 2018
  • EFSA conference 2018 "Science Food Society". Parma, Italy ~ September 2018

Invited Talks: 

  • UIC Workshop on Crisis Communication and Social Media. Paris, France ~ 14 February 2018
  • Servizio pubblico, controllo di qualità delle informazioni e teorie del complotto nell’era digitale. Biblioteca cantonale di Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland ~ 29 November 2017 - Video
  • TedX Bari. Bari, Italy ~ 19 November 2017 - Video
  • DataBeers. Venezia, Italy ~ 23 November 2017
  • LogicLounge @CAV 2017. Heidelberg, Germany ~ 27 July 2017 - Video 
  • Ordine dei Giornalisti - Consiglio Regionale dell'Umbria. Perugia, Italy ~ 26 May 2017
  • Ordine dei Giornalisti del Veneto. Marghera (VE), Italy ~ 22 May 2017
  • Hacks and Hackers. Venezia, Italy ~ 4 April 2017
  • Brain Awareness Week @SISSA. Trieste, Italy ~ 17 March 2017
  • Wissenswerte. Bremen, Germany ~ 29 November 2016
  • Festival delle Comunità e del Cambiamento. Milano, Italy ~ 7-9 October 2016
  • International Journalism Festival. Perugia, Italy ~ 6-10 April 2016