Antonio Vetrò is Director of Research at the Nexa Center for Internet and Society at Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Formerly, he has been research fellow in the Software and System Engineering Department at Technische Universität München (Germany) and junior scientist at Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (MD, USA). He holds a PhD in Information and System Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy).
He is specialised in empirical methodologies and statistical analyses, applying such an empirical epistemological approach to study the impact of technology on society. After working for a few years on methodologies to improve the quality of software and data, he recently steered his research on how to transfer technological innovations to industry and public institutions.
His mission is to critically understand the benefits of IT innovations and digital culture and deliver them to societies. With such a personal commitment, he has also volunteered in several development cooperation projects in Bosnia i Herzegovina, Kenya, India and as well in local communities in Italy.