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Andrea Salvi

Dr Andrea Salvi is a Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies. He leads the analysis of cyber and digital issues, and he is the project director of the multi-million EU Cyber Direct project

Before joining the EUISS he worked as a project officer responsible for the scientific direction and development of the DRMKC Risk Data Hub at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

He also served as a human rights statistics consultant for the United Nations Missions in South Sudan. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Luiss University (Rome) and as a research affiliate at the Center for Research in Leadership, Innovation and Organization researching cybersecurity, cyber-physical critical infrastructures, and high-reliability organizations. He specialises in quantitative methods and computational social sciences, making use of cutting-edge data technologies to answer security and political questions. 

Dr Salvi holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin with a thesis on reactive violence in civil conflict and counterinsurgency practices as an Andrew Grene Scholar in Conflict Resolution. He holds master’s degrees in International Relations, Law and Government of the EU and Cybersecurity.

His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Studies Quarterly and Computers & Security. He also contributed to several edited volumes. He has extensive lecturing experience in quantitative methods for security and intelligence, political risk and conflict studies.