Gloria Cicerone is Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), where she teaches Network Analysis and Complexity for Regional Studies. Before joining the GSSI, Gloria worked as economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and data scientist for big data and artificial intelligence projects in international companies and minor research centres in Rome. Her research interests lie in the fields of regional economics, networks, economics of innovation and sustainable local development. On these and other research topics, Gloria has published in academic journals and handbooks, such as the Journal of Economic Geography, Papers in Regional Science and Regional Studies. For her co-authored work on regional artificial intelligence and the geography of environmental technologies, Gloria has received the Stough-Johansson Springer Award for the best paper presented by an early-career scholar, at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA).