Caterina De Bacco

Caterina De Bacco

CyberValley Research Group Leader

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

I like to approach research by addressing application-oriented problems involving domain experts from different disciplines via developing models and algorithms derived from statistical physics principles.

From July 2018 I am an Independent Research Group Leader at Cyber Valley, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany.

I obtained a degree in Physics at University of Padova and a PhD in Statistical Physics at Universitè Paris Sud 11 in 2015, advised by Silvio Franz and Satya Majumdar with a Marie Curie ITN fellowship .
After that, I was a Program Postdoc at the Santa Fe Institute working with Cris Moore and then at the Columbia Data Science Institute working with David Blei.


  • Inference on networks
  • Routing Optimization
  • Probabilistic Modeling
  • Statistical physics


  • PhD in Statistical Physics, 2015

    Universitè Paris Sud 11

  • MSc in Theoretical Physics, 2012

    Università di Padova

  • BSc in Physics, 2010

    Università di Padova