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Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia

Assistant Professor
gciampag@umd.edu

The massive spread of digital misinformation has become a major threat to democracies. To address these threats and the cybersecurity challenges that coincide, researchers must look at how technology and its users overlap. Dr. Ciampaglia is interested in problems originating from the interplay between people and computing systems, determinants of information quality in cyberspace, and how information propagates across social networks, with application to the integrity of information in cyberspace, and the trustworthiness and reliability of social computing systems. Dr. Ciampaglia was the recipient in 2013 of a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to receive postdoctoral training at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. He later joined the Indiana University Network Science Institute as an assistant research scientist until 2018. Prior to his postdoc, he was an analyst for the Wikimedia Foundation and a research associate at the Professorship of Computational Social Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. His work has been covered in major news outlets, including the Wall Street JournalWiredMIT Technology Review, NPR, and CBS News.