Pietro Coletti holds a Msc degree in physics from the university of Rome “La Sapienza” (2010) and a PhD in physics from the university of Rome “Roma Tre” (2014). His research interests lie in the area of infectious disease modeling, addressed with methodologies borrowed from complex systems analysis with standard epidemiology tools. In particular he is interested in seasonal diseases like influenza, whose complex dynamics results from the interplay between different anthropological and biological factors.
In his work he studied the impact of microscopical (e.g. change of contact pattern) and macroscopical (e.g. climate) factors in shaping the spreading of influenza diffusion using surveillance data. Also he used data-informed metapopulation models to further assess the impact of behavioural changes in terms of mobility and contact pattern on the epidemic diffusion and to produce quantitative predictions.