Alina is Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Pisa, and member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining laboratory. Her research interests are Complex Systems Modelling, Data Science and Machine Learning, applied to a variety of systems ranging from technical (HPC systems, data centres), social (opinion dynamics, social choice theory, behaviour change) to biological (gene regulatory networks). Her work has appeared in BMC Bioinformatics, PLOS One, Journal of Statistical Physics, Nature Methods, Cluster Computing, Quality and Quantity, Advances in Complex Systems and other international journals and conferences. She was previously Research Assistant at Bologna University, Italy, and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin. In 2014 se was Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University, Shanghai. She holds a PhD in Computational Biology from Dublin City University, Ireland and a BSc in Computer Science from AI Cuza. University in Iasi, Romania. She was recipient of the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology EMBARK scholarship award in 2008.