Leonardo Milano is IDMC’s Senior Data Scientist. He joined IDMC in 2016 after having served as data analyst in two of the leading scientific research organizations worldwide: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and LBL, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Leonardo is also a part of the organising committee of humanitarian hackathons in Geneva, which provide a space where scientists and innovators can meet humanitarian and development workers.
Leonardo is leading IDMC’s effort on expanding data collection using new and innovative tools to better monitor displacement worldwide. It includes the development of text mining and ‘big data’ analysis tools to support IDMC’s monitoring team. Leonardo is also IDMC’s focal point for the analysis of future displacement risk associated with sudden-onset hazards and conflicts.
Leonardo holds a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Turin, Italy. He is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.