Paolo Bajardi obtained his Physics Master's degree in July 2008 at the University of Turin, Italy, with a thesis about complexity and critical behavior of vehicular traffic. Afterwards, he joined the ISI Foundation in Turin, and entered the PhD program in Theoretical Physics at the Université d'Aix-Marseille, France. In 2011, he defended his thesis titled “Epidemic spreading: the role of host mobility and transportation networks”. In the same year he joined a master in Epidemiology at the University of Turin. Currently he is a post-doc at the Computational Epidemiology Lab at the ISI Foundation.
Paolo Bajardi's research is devoted to the analysis and understanding of transportation networks, and to the modeling and characterization of infectious disease spread. Recently, he focused on the analysis of large-scale longitudinal datasets of livestock trading system dynamics and its interplay with animal diseases spreading.