16 January 2020

New postdoctoral research fellow at iCourts

Sebastiano Piccolo Sebastiano Piccolo holds a PhD in Data Science and Management Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and both MSc and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Messina. His PhD Thesis was about the use of Data Science and Network Science to improve engineering projects and their management by making them more resilient, reducing task completion time and rework, and improving coordination among the project members.

He worked as a digital forensic analyst and performed research in complex networks, thermography, and complex socio-technical systems. His research interests include network science, data science, management science, computational law, and computer forensics.

Sebastiano will be a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), and he will be working in the framework of the project "Judging under the influence". He will conduct research on various aspects of computational law, including the analysis of court decisions in order to understand the influence exerted by the involved legal actors, the analysis of citation patterns between the judgements, and the development of models to predict the outcome of the judgements.