Leonardo Ialongo

Intern at ABN AMRO and PhD Student of the Joint PhD in Data Science of Pisa

In November 2018 I joined the PhD in Data Science offered by the Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, IMT Lucca, Università di Pisa, and CNR Pisa. I am working with Professors Diego Garlaschelli and Giorgio Fagiolo on developing network models for macroeconomic analysis. I received the MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London in 2016 submitting a thesis on a novel statistical signal processing technique under the supervision of Dr Danilo Mandic. In 2018 I completed the Msc in Control Engineering from Università di Roma “La Sapienza” with a thesis on the controllability of complex networks applied to interbank lending markets under the guidance of Dr Giulio Cimini and Professor Guido Caldarelli. My research interests are on the application of network models to the study of macroeconomic phenomena. In particular I am interested in modelling how the structure and reconfiguration dynamics of the inter-firm network affect the dynamics of the economic aggregates.

My Sessions

Risk propagation on inter-firm networks


The recent COVID pandemic has highlighted the importance for a bank in times of economic uncertainty to be able to simulate simple “what if” economic scenarios. Having such a tool would mean being able to prepare ahead of time and hence intervene in support of customer that are at risk. A network representation of the […]

COVID-19 impact