Emanuele Massaro, Ph.D.
- Researcher - European Commission Joint Research Centre (2021-Present)
- Senior Scientist - HERUS Lab - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) (2017-2020)
- Consultant - World Bank Group (2019-2021)
- Data Scientist - ISI Foundation - Turin, Italy (2018-2109)
- Postdoctoral Fellow - SENSEable City Lab - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015-2017)
- Postdoctoral Associate - Carnegie Mellon University (2014-2015)
- Contractor - Risk and Decision Science Team - Army Corps of Engineer (2014-2015)
Urban Sustainability (NEW BOOK!)
- C.R. Binder, R. Wyss and E. Massaro, editors. Sustainability Assessments of Urban Systems. Cambridge University Press; 2020 Feb 29.
- E. Massaro, A. Ganin, N. Perra, I. Linkov and A. Vespignani, Resilience management during large-scale epidemic outbreaks, Nature Scientific Reports 8, 1859 (2018)
- A. A. Ganin, E. Massaro, A. Gutfraind, N. Steen, J. M. Keisler, A. Kott, R. Mangoubi, and I. Linkov. Operational resilience: concepts, design and analysis, Nature Scientific Reports 6, 19540 (2016)
- E. Massaro and F. Bagnoli, Epidemic spreading and risk perception in multiplex networks: a self-organized percolation method, Phys. Rev. E 90, 052817, (2014)
- E. Massaro, F. Bagnoli, A. Guazzini and P. Liò. Information dynamics algorithm for detecting communities in networks. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 17(11): 4294 – 4303, (2012)
- E. Massaro, D. Kondor and C. Ratti, Assessing the Interplay between human mobility and mosquito borne diseases in urban environments, Nature Scientific Reports 9, 16911 (2019)
- E. Massaro, C. Ahn, R. Stahlman, A. Lamprecht, M. Rhoeder, M. Huber, P. Santi, and C. Ratti, The car as an ambient sensing platform, Proceedings of the IEEE 105(1), pp 3-7, (2017)
- B. Behooroz, E. Massaro, I. Bojic, S. Sobolevsky and C. Ratti, Socioeconomic characterization of regions through the lens of individual financial transactions, PLoS ONE 12(11): e0187031 (2017)
- M. Claudel, E. Massaro, F. E. Murray and C. Ratti, An exploration of collaborative scientific production at MIT through spatial organization and institutional affiliation, PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179334, (2017)
Everyday travel within a city — especially commuting — is an important factor influencing the spread of certain diseases in urban settings, according to new research. this kind of research could prove especially important in developing countries, and the the current study can be extended into a further examine of the precise options officials would have available to them, in case of future outbreaks.
Assessing the impact to disease outbreaks is a difficult endeavour. We need to consider not only the individuals’ risk to acquire the disease, the incidence and prevalence of the disease, its severity and long-term impact on the health of the population but many other aspects that characterize the impact of an epidemic, such as services disruption, economic crisis and social conflicts.
Over the past few years, cars have been transformed from the kinds of mechanical systems Henry Ford might have imagined into veritable computers on wheels, filled with thousands of sensors. We asked the question: what could we extract from this wealth of information? Could we use it to better understand how drivers make decisions, and to improve overall safety on the roads and in our cities?