Statistical physics, computational physics, complex networks and cascading failure.
Antonio Scala studied physics and computer science at the University of Napoli "Federico II," working on percolation and Monte Carlo cluster algorithms with A. Coniglio. He did a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics at Boston University working on metastable critical points with H. E. Stanley. As a postdoc at Rome "La Sapienza," he worked on energy landscapes and glassy systems with F. Sciortino and P. Tartaglia. He is currently collaborating with G. Caldarelli on Complex Networks themes, ranging from economics to medicine; he is the editor of the Journal "Advances in Networks". He has been a member of the OSN (Osservatorio per la Sicurezza Nazionale del Ministero della Difesa). He is Visiting Professor at the IMT Lucca and Research Fellow at LIMS (the London Institute of Mathematical Sciences). He is a permanent Research Scientist in the Institute for Complex Systems at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR)