Salvatore Scellato is a PhD candidate in the Computer Laboratory at
the University of Cambridge.
He holds a BSc in Computer Science (2006) and a MSc in Computer
Science (2008) from the University of Catania, Italy. He has been
working at University College London and at the University of
Cambridge before joining the Computer Laboratory, and at Google during
his PhD. His main research interests include online social networks,
location-based services, human mobility modeling and related mobile
and distributed systems.
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