My name is Giacomo De Nicola, and I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Statistics of LMU Munich under the supervision of Göran Kauermann. I’m currently working on the statistical analysis of complex networks, with a focus on latent variable models.
My research mainly revolves around analyzing networks to answer questions posed within substantive sciences, such as economics, sociology and political science, through use of novel statistical modeling techniques with an interdisciplinary outlook. In addition to that, I am an active member of CODAG (the COVID-19 Data Analysis Group), where I am doing research on several topics related to the COVID-19 spreading process and the mortality associated with it. I am also a member of the German Statistical Society and a fellow of the LMU Open Science Center, where we foster open and reproducible research.