- This is my volunteer account, for my staff account see User:Dario (WMF)
Hello, I'm Dario. I am an Italian transplant in San Francisco.
My Wikipedia contributions
I have been editing Wikipedia for about 14 years and most recently I've become an avid Wikidata contributor. As an open knowledge and open science advocate, as well as a TeX groupie, you may find me edit articles on topics related to open access and digital typography. However, some of my proudest contributions to English Wikipedia are about bloody chapters in London history (Smithfield, London ), hypothetical astronomy (Planet Nine ), and natural and technical disasters (2014 South Napa earthquake, 2016 Central Italy earthquake, October 2016 Dyn cyberattack).
My work at Wikimedia
I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in 2011 as a recovering academic. In 2013 I took the lead of the Research and Data team and since 2015 I've been the Foundation's Director of Research. I helped coordinate Wikimedia's early research outreach and policies via the Research Committee and in 2015 I co-authored the Wikimedia Foundation's Open Access policy, which secures the openness and reusability of all output of WMF's research collaborations. In 2017, I cofounded the Initiative for Open Citations. Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation, I held research and teaching positions at Sciences Po, the University of Surrey and University College London. I hold an MSc and PhD in cognitive science from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), an MA in philosophy of science from the University of Pisa and a licenza from the Scuola Normale Superiore.
A list of talks and publications is available on my personal homepage.
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