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Last updated: 2016-04-17
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Miro Marchi

Via Molini 20, 37030 Cazzano di Tramigna (VR), Italy
(+39) 3407665125


Graph data analyst. My skills and interests lie between social and computer sciences, from anthropology to network analysis and complex systems, with a passion for graphs. I believe network thinking and data analysis coupled with ethnographic method (deep immersion in the field to recognize patterns in a specific domain) is the key to organizational management.

Work, voluntary work, and education experience history

  • June 2016 – Sept 2016: Technical marketing intern at Cambridge Intelligence, Cambridge, UK.
    Technical marketing and product management tasks for KeyLines (JavaScript graph visualization toolkit). Read my posts on dependency analysis with graphs and building web based graph visualizations.
  • Jan 2016 – Apr 2016: Consultant (graph data modeling) at Konoz (startup).
    Experiments of graph database (Neo4j) implementation and network analysis to improve user learning/teaching experience in e-learning platform, and pursue company innovation. Ref: Kris Barnhoorn, CTO.

  • Oct 2012 – Feb 2016: Funded PhD research (3 years, national scholarship), ethnographic and network analysis of communities of practice of the civil society and local economy. Dissertation approved, waiting for certificate, title: Ethnography of a Complex Network. Tools and Practices for Self-Organization in the Civil Society of Verona. Supervisor: Prof. Anna Maria Paini.

    • Jan 2015 – Jan 2016: Volunteering collaborator at Villa Buri onlus, Verona. Community/content management, park/villa keeper.

    • Oct – Nov 2015: Introduction to Neo4j and Graph data modeling with Neo4j courses at Neo4j’s GraphAcademy / LARUS Business Automation S.r.l., with certificate.

    • Jun – Oct 2014: Content reviewer of the book Mastering Gephi Network Visualization, Birmingham: Packt Publishing by Ken Cherven.

    • Mar – May 2013: e-learning course Social Network Analysis at / Uni. Michigan, with statement of accomplishment (grade: 93,9%).

    • Dec 2012 – Feb 2014: Development of, web application through which civil society and social economy organizations can create a collaboration graph in a participatory and interactive way. Web-based network visualization with D3.js javascript library, content management with Drupal, code management with Git.

    • Nov 2012 – May 2013: English for academic writing course.

  • Sept 2012: Publication of “Self-Governance Lessons from Bali and Stephen Lansing”, in Cangiani M. (ed.), Alternative Approaches to Development, Padova: Cleup. The chapter states the importance of studying self-organization in socio-economic networks for sustainability sciences, with reference to the Balinese irrigation societies case study.

  • Mar – May 2012: Travel to Indonesia (Java e Bali). Collaboration (volunteer) at Local Directory project at Commoning Indonesia association, Bogor; detailed study of the Balinese case (see above).

  • Dec 2011 – Feb 2012: various e-learning courses:

    • Statistics and Probability at;

    • Agent-Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems basic at Open Coursware / TUDelft;

    • Model Thinking at / Uni. of Michigan.

  • Jun – Dec 2011: Runner (team leader) at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London, UK.

  • 2007 – 2010: Master degree in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Grade: 110 cum laude. Interdisciplinary thesis (anthropology and social network analysis), which awarded the prize/grant ‘Domenico Sartor’ 2010 by Cisl-Treviso.

    • Nov – Jan 2008: “Au pair”, Paris, France.

    • 2007 – 2008: National Civil Service at Civil Protection Agency of Venice. Mapping and cataloging (GIS database) of local critical facilities, maintaining relationships with the stakeholders involved, surveys and final conference.

  • 2002 – 2007: Bachelor degree in Heritage Studies – Anthropology Program at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Thesis in anthropology of risk and disasters.

  • 1997 – 2002: High school at Liceo Scientifico Angelo Messedaglia, Verona (Scientific Certificate).

  • Plenty of different “small jobs” have paid my bills and studies since I was 16.

Skills and competences

Driving license: B.

Languages: English (professional), French (elementary), Italian (mother tongue). Writing (1 published chapter; english for academic writing course), speaking (various presentation of research and papers), teaching (minor experience).

Qualitative ethnographic methods: extended fieldwork, participant observation, interviews, cultural domain analysis.

Software and quantitative data analysis: Neo4j and Cypher (graph database); Drupal + CSS + PHP/JS code snippets (Web development); basic javascript and D3.js (Web data visualization); Gephi (Network analysis); Libreoffice/Office/Google Drive/Prezi (spreadsheet, word processor, collaborative writing, presentations); Git (versioning control); Unix/Linux (+ Command Line)/ Windows (OS). Basic knowledge of NetLogo (ABM), ArchGIS (GIS), mySQL (relational DB), RapidMiner (text analysis), OpenRefine (data wrangling).