Bruno Lepri

Leads the Mobile and Social Computing Lab at Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento, Italy)

Bruno has recently launched an alliance between MIT Connection Science and Bruno Kessler Foundation. Since August 2019, he is also the Chief AI Scientist of Manpower Group Italy where he advises the CEO on AI projects and innovations for recruitment and HR management. Bruno is also the Head of Research of Data-Pop Alliance, the first think-tank on big data and development co-created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Overseas Development Institute, and Flowminder. In 2010 he won a Marie Curie Cofund post-doc fellowship and he has held a post-doc position at MIT Media Lab. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Trento. Recently, he co-founded Profilio, a startup active in the field of AI-driven computational marketing. His research interests include computational social science, personality computing, urban computing, network science, machine learning, and new models for personal data management and monetization. His research has received attention from several international press outlets and obtained the James Chen Annual Award for best UMUAI paper and the best paper award at ACM Ubicomp 2014. His work on personal data management was one of the case studies discussed at the World Economic Forum.