Gordion is Gregorio D'Agostino's little hub
My website is a permanent work in progress.
Above please find a summer and a winter snapshot of me.
Recently I have been attributed the role of
Knowledge Exchange Officer who is supposed to realize
a link between the Enterprises and ENEA for the Innovation. I do regard this activity,
named Knowledge Exchange Program , as relevant for
my Agency and for Enterprises as well.
Some of my activities are related to projects that have their own webpage.
During last years I have devoted a lot of efforts to apply basic methodologies in Theoretical Physics
to different fiels.
I am basically working on two subjects: the Critical Infrastructures and the Dynamics of ideas, habits and concepts.
The Citical infrastructures (CI) are those complex human systems that allow us to sustain our high qualitiy of life
in developed countries. In this respect sistemic emergent behaviors do represent a very appealing subject and
a potential source of critical events and contingencies. During last decad I have devoted a lot of efforts to
combine Complexity and technological knowledge on CI to enhanche performance and security of the system of systems
that represents our society.
Thanks to the contribution of several outstanding groups, in collaboration with Antonio Scala, I have edited a book providing a general overview of
"Networks of Networks: The Last Frontier of Complexity"
Apart form general systemic problems that will strongly emerge during the advent of the "smart society",
some specific problems such as synchronizability and controllabity con be dealt at mathematical level.
Due to the advent of the smart society (IoT, Domotics, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Districts etc)
cyber security issues are becoming dominant in this field; for this reason n 2016 I accepted
I return teaching to give a series of lectures on "Information Security" at University of TorVergata (Roma II).
I am also interested in the analysis of scientific literature and the internal rules of the scientifc community. Aimed at
improving the quality of published material and providing a more trasparent inspection of actual contributions to science evolution, I have launched (June 2014)
a provocation for a Novel Citation Method.
Recently (June 2015) I have risen a new provocation aimed at introducing
a Second Money for Europe
Please follow the appropriate link downstairs if you are interested in a specific activity.
I do define myself a theoretical physicist. I started my research experience in the Field Theory (strings, supersymmetric models).
Then I moved to Material Science (Atomistic, mesoscopic and Multiscale Modeling and Simulation) and eventually since last eight years
I am working on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Coplexity Science. I have been almost always working at ENEA (in different
departments) while collaborating with some external institutions (PSI, Univ. Roma Torvergata, INFN, CNR, KSU) and I am currently
visitor scientisti at London Institute of Mathematical Science LIMS.
Aimed at combining activities on CIP and complexity, I am devoting a lot of my efforts to
Network of Networks (or Systems of Systems) , that is the research aimed at employing methodologies and techniques from the
theoretical Physics in the Critical Infrastructure Protection field.
In this respect I have co-chaired a series of conferences named "Netonets" (2011-1016) and "Coinets" (2012-2014).
Recently I have also presented
some results at international conferences (particularly ECCS and Critis) and occasionaly as keynote:
Keynote speaker at Fifth Interop-Vlab.It Workshop 2012
Keynote Speaker at NATO Conference "Complex Systems Physics" 2013
I am also participating to the European Project
CI2C aimed to inspect possible applications of Cloud services to Critical Infrastructures
and to the Network of excellence CIPRNET
The NetoNets website
During years 2010-2012 I had the priviledge to lead an European project on Critical Infrastructure Protection
The Project MOTIA website
I recently participated to the European Projects
AFTER (FP7) and
MIA (Home Directorate).
I have been Visitor scientist at Paul Sherrer Institute in 1995 and Research visitor at Boston University from July 2012 to May 2015.
I have also been President (up to June 2015) and Councillor of the AIIC (the Italian National Association of Experts in Critical Infrastructures).
The AIIC "Italian Association of Experts in Critical Infrastructures" website
I am employed as a staff scientist (senior) at ENEA since 1989. Up to 2015 I belonged to the technical unit for Energy & Enviroment Modelling; before 2010 I was in the CaMo (Calculus and Modelling) unit where "progetto Reti" was developed. Before 2008 I was in the Material Division and Material Department (different names: nanomaterials, advancede materials etc). Before 1990 I was in the Nuclear department (Dynamics and Security of Reacters Unit).
The website of the ENEA Technical Unit "Energy and Environmental Modeling"