Dario is a social computing researcher and open knowledge advocate based in San Francisco. He is the Director, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. His research interests focus on online collaboration and commons-based peer production. As a co-author of the Altmetrics Manifesto, a founder of the Initiative for Open Citations, and a long-standing open access advocate, he has been designing systems and programs to accelerate the discoverability and reuse of scientific knowledge by scholars, policy makers, and the general public alike. In this capacity, he has been an advisor to initiatives by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the Public Library of Science, Crossref, and research consortia of the European Commission.

A former Marie Curie fellow and ISI Foundation fellow, Dario is the joint recipient of a gold prize in interactive visualization from the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. His work has been featured in various outlets, including Nature News, Science Magazine, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, TechCrunch, BoingBoing, The Next Web, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Times Higher Education.

Dario was born and raised in Italy, slow-cooked in France, glazed in Britain, and served medium rare in the United States. Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation, he held research and teaching positions at University College London, University of Surrey, Sciences Po, Paris Diderot University, and the Jean-Nicod Institute. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Cognitive Science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, an MA in Philosophy of Science from the University of Pisa, and a licenza from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

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