Domenico De Stefano obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of Naples Federico II in 2009. Since 2020, he is Full Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Trieste. His teaching activities are in the field of statistics, survey methods and network analysis. His research interests mainly focus on social network analysis and statistical modelling, with particular attention to the development of new methodological tools to explore relational data. He is a fellow of the Italian Statistical Society. Since 2022, he is Associate Editor of the journal Statistical Methods & Applications (Springer).