I am a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, specialising in large-scale computational modelling approaches to study emerging concerns in algorithmic societies. I study the future of privacy and digital rights as well as the governance of algorithms in digital platforms. My work has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Forbes, El Pais, Scientific American, BBC.

I’m affiliated with the Data Science Institute and Department of Computing at Imperial. I received my PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 2019. I was previously a research fellow affiliated with the F.R.S.-FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research), a visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab in 2014 and 2015, and studied computational social science and information architecture at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

News (April 2021): Just launched, the Observatory of Anonymity (, an interactive website spanning 89 countries to test your degree of anonymity when sharing data online.

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