About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bolzano and in the Mobile and Social Computing Lab at Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research: I am broadly interested in computational sustainability and machine learning methods to predict and generate human mobility. Human mobility is highly connected with multiple modern challenges such as migration, pollution, the spreading of diseases, and many others. Currently, I am working on creating geographically transferable deep learning models for human mobility

Previously: I was a research intern at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Telefonica Research where I worked with Enrique Frias-Martinez and Andra Lutu. I obtained my Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Trento.


Selected Publications

  • Massimiliano Luca, Bruno Lepri, Enrique Frias-Martinez, Andra Lutu
    Modeling International Mobility using Roaming Cell Phone Traces during COVID-19
    EPJ Data Science

  • Massimiliano Luca, Gianni Barlacchi, Nuria Oliver, Bruno Lepri
    Leveraging Mobile Phone Data for Migration Flows
    Data Science for Migration and Mobility

  • Filippo Simini, Gianni Barlacchi, Massimiliano Luca, Luca Pappalardo
    Deep Gravity: enhancing mobility flows generation with deep neural networks and geographic information
    Nature Communication

  • Massimiliano Luca, Gianni Barlacchi, Bruno Lepri, Luca Pappalardo
    A Survey on Deep Learning for Human Mobility
    ACM Computing Survey