Tiziano Squartini is a physicist, working since November 2015 as an Assistant Professor at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, in Lucca (within the NETWORKS Research Unit). He was born in 1983 in Siena, where he graduated in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Physics and defended his PhD thesis ("Information-theoretic approach to the analysis of complex networks") in 2011. During the biennium 2012-2013 he was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Lorentz-Institute for Theoretical Physics (Leiden, NL) under the supervision of Diego Garlaschelli. From January 2014 to October 2015 he was Postodoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems UOS Sapienza in Rome, under the supervision of Luciano Pietronero. His research activity focuses on complex networks theory, both on the development of novel theoretical models and on their application (mainly to financial and economic systems). He currently collaborates with the Supervisory Policy Division of the Dutch National Bank. Other research interests concern statistics, statistical mechanics and brain networks.