Alice Battiston is a PhD candidate in Modelling and Data Science at the Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy, and a visiting researcher at the Data Analytics and Visualization Team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. With a background in Economics and Statistics, she has a multi-disciplinary profile. Her research lies at the intersection of data science, spatial analysis, and the modelling of urban systems. She is interested in data-driven approaches to policymaking in urban environments, with a focus on enhancing the liveability and sustainability of our cities. Before rejoining the academia in 2020, she worked for three years in economic consultancy. Her years in economic consultancy strengthened her interest in public policy and taught her the importance of informing policymaking through data analytics.