We are proud to announce that our social media researcher, Daniele Quercia, has been named one of Fortune Magazine's "2014 Big Data All-Stars" this week. Fortune identified "20 extraordinary people who [they] think are the best at connecting the dots, digging deep, and discovering the information that will transform the way businesses operate." When it comes to Daniele, we couldn't agree more. Daniele is a Postdoctoral Scientist at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona. Before that, he was a Horizon senior researcher at The Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. He is interested in the relationship between online and offline worlds and his work focuses on the areas of data mining, computational social science, and urban informatics. His research has been published in leading venues including ICSE, Ubicomp, ICDM, CSCW, RecSys, WSDM, and WWW. Daniele has received honorable mentions from AAAI ICWSM, and has been featured in La Repubblica, The Independent, New Scientist, Le Monde, and BBC. He spoke at TEDx Barcelona and Falling Walls Berlin, and wrote for BBC. He was Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on social networks in a city context, and his PhD thesis at UC London was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science. During his PhD, he was a Microsoft Research PhD Scholar and MBA Technology Fellow of London Business School, and he also interned at the National Research Council in Barcelona and at National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. He studied at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), and University of Illinois (USA). Read Fortune Magazine's post here.