Carolina Gerli is a PhD Candidate in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Her research explores the role of AI systems in public organizations to tackle corruption in public procurement, with a special focus on Italy, Germany, Estonia, and Cyprus. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked at PwC on digital transformation projects for Italian public administrations, at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Bangkok on anticorruption issues, and at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing.
She holds a MSc in Economics and Management of Public Organizations (2017) and a BSc in Business Administration (2014), both gained at Bocconi University. During her academic years, she also studied at Corvinus University in Budapest (2013) and Fudan University in Shanghai (2015).