My name is Paola Tubaro and I am research professor (Directrice de Recherche) at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, in French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Trained as an economist and gradually morphed into a sociologist, I am at a major computer science lab, the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Sciences du Numérique (LISN) on the Saclay campus just south of Paris. My research is inter-disciplinary and leverages synergies between the social sciences and the recent developments of network science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
I teach the sociology of social networks at ENS/EHESS, and social and economic network science at ENSAE (with Floriana Gargiulo). I used to be a member of the Editorial Board of Revue française de sociologie, and am now part of the Associate Board.
Until December 2015, I was at the Faculty of Business of the University of Greenwich, London. I was a Reader (in the British traditional academic career ladder, the equivalent of a tenured Associate Professor) in economic sociology. I directed the doctoral programme (PhD, MPhil and Master’s by Research), and I coordinated research within the department of international business and economics.
In Britain, I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the co-convenor of the Social Networks Analysis Group of British Sociological Association, and a member of the Associate Editorial Board of the journal Sociology.
In Italy, I am visiting professor at the department of economics of the University of Insubria, where I teach a Research Methods course to first-year PhD students.