Sebastian is a PhD student at the University of Bath (UK). He holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Theoretical Physics both from the Sapienza University of Rome, where he specialised in statistical mechanics of disordered systems. His interest in the interdisciplinary applications of statistical mechanics led him to work in the area of complex networks. In particular, his thesis focuses on identifying the possible underlying mechanisms responsible for shaping the large-scale structure of complex networks. Amongst others, his research interests include strongly disordered systems, statistical inference, and optimisation problems.