Stefano Gurciullo is a PhD Candidate at University College London. Stefano intends to change the way we tackle corruption and security by the use of information technology and complexity science. He created a method of measuring the degree of infiltration of organized crime in the legitimate economy and in public institutions. His research has been featured in the MIT Technological Review. Previously, he also investigated the cocaine trafficking routes passing through West Africa.
He has recently received a grant from the Gates' Foundation European Journalism Centre, with the goal of uncovering – for the very first time – Italian organized crime’s illicit investiments in the African Continent.
Stefano serves as an independent consultant to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, with the task of devising new Italian anti-corruption policies. Heis an Expert Reviewer at Transparency International and at the European Commission. He provides support by evaluating proposals, reviewing projects and monitoring policies to be financed by the Horizon 2020 Programme, in the areas of global systems science, corruption and the illicit economy.
Stefano wrote over 60 articles and presentations, also appeared in major Italian newspapers. Stefano is a sci-fi lover, practices martial arts, and is slightly addicted to Nutella.