Professor at Department of Geography, faculty of Letters, Universidade do Porto
Research fellow and PhD Student at www.uni-kl.de
at Utrecht University
2011 - 2014, Jacobs University Bremen, Physics 2013 , University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Astrophysics 2014 , University of Northern British Columbia, Glacier Dynamics 2014 - 2015, Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research Department 2015 - 2017, Utrecht University, Climate Physics 2016 , University Center in Svalbard, Geophysics
Mehrdad Agha Mohammad Ali Kermani
at Iran University of Science and Technology
I am Mehrdad, a fourth year PhD student of Industrial Engineering at Iran university of Science and Technology. I am working on a social network analysis, specifically, optimization models in social networks as my PhD thesis. I am working under supervision of Prof. Alireza Aliahmadi (Iran university of Science and Technology), Prof. Farshad Fatemi (Sharif University of Technology) and Prof. Robert Hanneman (University of California, Riverside).
Director and CEO
Petra Ahrweiler is the Director of the European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment, a joint research centre of the Federal German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the German Aerospace Center. Ahrweiler also holds a professorship for Technology and Innovation Assessment at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany. Her main research interests are innovation networks in knowledge-intensive sectors such as ICT and biotech, issues of science in society, responsible research and innovation, and policy modelling for complex social systems using methods such as social network analysis and agent-based simulation. Previously, Ahrweiler was Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at the Michael Smurfit School of Business of University College Dublin and Director of UCD’s Innovation Research Unit IRU. Furthermore, she belonged to the external faculty of the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The researcher has long experience as principal investigator and co-ordinator of international projects on innovation networks, for example the EU-projects on “Simulating Self-Organizing Innovation Networks (SEIN)”, “Network Models, Governance, and R&D Collaboration Networks” (NEMO) or “Governance of responsible Research and Innovation” (GREAT). Ahrweiler holds various research awards, is member of a number of advisory boards in both governmental and academic organisations, and member of various prestigious professional associations such as the Deutsche Akademie für Technikwissenschaften Acatech or the European Social Simulation Association ESSA.
PhD Student at National Institute of Genomic Medicine
Laura Maria Alessandretti
PhD at City University London
I am a PhD student at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering of City University London, in the team of Andrea Baronchelli . I got my Master's in Physics - Complex Systems at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in September 2014. I conducted my Master's thesis research on "Revealing latent structure in multiplex networks of public transportation", together with Laetitia Gauvin from the ISI Foundation and Marton Karsai from the IXXI Institute of ENS Lyon. I am interested in Computational Social Science, Data Science and Complex Networks. My current researches focus on understanding and measuring several aspects of human individual and collective mobility behavior combining analysis of experimental data and theoretical modeling. http://lauraalessandretti.weebly.com
Masters Candidate at University of São Paulo-EACH
co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems
Professor Amaral, a native of Portugal, conducts and directs research that provides insight into the emergence, evolution, and stability of complex social and biological systems. His research aims to address some of the most pressing challenges facing human societies and the world’s ecosystems, including the mitigation of errors in healthcare settings, the characterization of the conditions fostering innovation and creativity, or the growth limits imposed by sustainability. Professor Amaral has published over a 150 scientific peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals. Those papers have been cited in excess of 15 thousand times (according to Web of Science). His research has been featured in numerous media sources, both in the US and abroad. Professor Amaral has received a CAREER award from the National Institutes of Health, was named a Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research by the W. M. Keck Foundation, and has been selected as an Early Career Scientist by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
PhD Candidate at Universitat de Barcelona
I am a PhD student in the team of Prof. Albert Dìaz Guilera at the Complexity Lab Barcelona (ClabB) of "Univeristat de Barcelona" and I got both Bachelor and Master Degree in Physics at Sapienza, University of Rome. I work with Multiplex (multilayer networks) to explore different ways of modelling social systems and the dynamics occurring on them. In particular I am interested on how the different social interactions that take place in different contexts contribute in determining our own particular action in a specific circumstance.
Special Assistant to the VPR at University of Idaho
Yuen Yuen Ang
Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, Department of Political Science
My research explores two broad questions: First, how do underdeveloped societies transition from one self-reinforcing outcome—marked by poverty and weak, informal institutions—to a radically different outcome of capitalist prosperity and strong, modern institutions? In short, how do some societies make the “Great Leap” from poverty and weakness to wealth and modernity? Second, what conditions make societies adaptable, capable of improvising solutions to ever-evolving problems? My book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy), is forthcoming in 2016. My articles have appeared in Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, and The China Quarterly. I was awarded the Eldersveld Prize for outstanding research contributions by the University of Michigan Department of Political Science in 2014. I am also a recipient of two Andrew Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
I am a postdoctoral research fellow affiliated to the Carlos III University of Madrid and to the Institute for BioComputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of Zaragoza. In 2015, I got a PhD degree in Information Systems from the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and a PhD degree in Mathematical Engineering from Department of Mathematics at the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain). My undergraduate background is in mathematics and computer science, owning a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Turin, Italy. For more information, please visit my personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/antonionialberto/
Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Professor at Arizona State University
at IFISC (CSIC-University of Balearic Islands)
Director, Laboratory of Unconventional Electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Hiroshi, a native of Tokyo, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Hiroshi is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist with a background in continuum mechanics, medical imaging physics and mathematical modeling of the heart. Hiroshi loves theoretical physics, big American breakfast, Japanese robot anime, geopolitics and tea breaks, not necessarily in this order. His current research interests include spiral reentry in excitable media; computational fluid dynamics; information theory; network dynamics; synchronization; computational neuroscience; and geopolitical dynamics (http://www.hiroshiashikaga.org/).
PhD student at Insubria University
Professor at George Mason University
Assistant professor at Ghent University
Jan M. Baetens holds an M.Sc. degree in Bioscience Engineering: Land and Forestry Management (2007), and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Biological Sciences (2012). Since October 2017 he is an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bioinformaics, Ghent University, Belgium, where he is a member of the research unit Knowledge-based Systems (KERMIT). Furthermore, he is an affiliated professor (2009) at the Anton de Kom Universiteit (Suriname) and he is affiliated as visiting professor researcher to the University of São Paulo. He is involved in research in two interlaced research themes, namely the analysis of spatially explicit models and the case-based development of such models. Currently, Jan M. Baetens is supervising eight PhD students who are deploying their activities along the research lines on spatially explicit modelling, he is co-lecturer of two courses at Ghent University (Computational Models and Modelling and Simulation 2), he is lecturer at the Wolfram Science Summer School, and he is author of more than 35 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 1 book chapter and more than 20 contributions to proceedings of international conferences. He has delivered several lectures at conferences and research institutes, and he has coached more than 20 students at Master level over the years.
Pradeep Kr. Banerjee
at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Hi, I am Pradeep. I am mainly interested in complexity measures, synergistic causation, causal discovery, robot learning, embodied AI and cybernetics.
SOUMYA JYOTI BANERJEE
Senior Research Fellow at Department of Physics, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
This is Soumya Jyoti Banerjee from Asutosh College, Kolkata, India. I am submitting my Ph.D. thesis in Applied Mathematics under the guidance of Dr. Soumen Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. My working area is the structural aspects of complex networks and their real world applications. As a network science researcher, I have so far analyzed diverse real world complex networks from the point of view of network metrics. I have also published a paper on: Controllability of networks, Edge based network metrics and information retrieval. Now, I am very much enthusiastic to learn and work on the recently emerged topics of multiplex networks and their real world applications to social, transportation, financial, technological and biological systems. I have tried to work on evolutionary game theory on graphs, financial networks and time series to network mapping.I also want to learn the dynamical processes on complex networks. In near future, I want to investigate the topological properties of interdependent networks. ,
Faculty at City University London
I obtained my PhD in Physics from the Sapienza University of Rome in 2007. Immediately after, I joined the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, first as a university postdoc and then as a Juan de la Cierva Fellow. In Jan. 2012, I joined the Laboratory for the Modeling of Socio-technical Systems (MoBS) at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Since Sept. 2013, I am an Assistant Professor (UK Lecturer) at City University London. My goal is contributing to the understanding of complex systems, at the intersection between network science on the one hand and social, behavioral and cognitive sciences on the other hand.
Senior researcher at CNRS
I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics at the university of Paris VI (France) in 1996, under the supervision of M. Mézard. The subject of the thesis was the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of spin glasses. I then spent two years at the Abdus Salam ICTP in Trieste, Italy, as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1998, I entered the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France with a permanent position as junior researcher. I spent 10 years at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique at the University of Paris-Sud. I am currently CNRS senior researcher at the Centre de Physique Théorique in Marseille. I am also research scientist at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin, Italy.
PostDoctoral fellow at Central European University
PostDoctoral researcher at the Center for Network Science at Central European University. I previously worked at the Department of Anthropology at University College London and at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris as a CNRS researcher working on interdisciplinary applications of network science. Before that I received a PhD from the School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London, where I was part of the Complex Systems and Networks group of Vito Latora and a member of the EU-FP7 LASAGNE project on the structure and dynamics of multilayer networks. I am an elected member of the council of the Complex Systems Society (October 2015 - ), an elected member of the advisory board of the Young Researchers Network in Complex Systems (March 2016 -) and its Chair (October 2016 - )
Professor and Chairman at University College London
Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). He has worked on computer models of cities and their visualisation since the 1970s and has published several books, such as Fractal Cities (Academic Press, 1994) Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, 2005) which won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2011, and most recently The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013). His blogs www.complexcity.info cover the science underpinning the technology of cities and his posts and lectures on big data and smart cities are at www.spatialcomplexity.info. He is the editor of the journal Environment and Planning B. His research group is working on simulating long term structural change and dynamics in cities as well as their visualisation, as well as urban analytics for smart cities. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and was awarded the CBE in the 2004 Queen Birthday Honours List. Most recently he was the 2013 recipient of the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, and in 2015, he received the Founders Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.
Professor at Université du Havre
Maria Letizia Bertotti
Graduate Student at University of Oxford
Paul A. Bilokon is Director at Deutsche Bank, where he runs the global credit and core quant teams, part of Markets Electronic Trading (MET) group. He is one of the pioneers of electronic trading in credit, including indices, single names, and cash, and has worked in e-trading, derivatives pricing, and quantitative finance at bulge bracket institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Nomura, and Citigroup. His more than a decade-long career spans many asset classes: equities, FX spot and options, rates and credit. Paul was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and Imperial College. The domain-theoretic framework for continuous-time stochastic processes, developed with Prof. Abbas Edalat, earned him a PhD degree and a prestigious LICS paper. Paul's other academic interests include stochastic filtering and machine learning. He is an expert developer in C++, Java, Python, and kdb+/q, with a special interest in high performance scientific computing. His interests in philosophy and finance led him to formulate the vision for and found Thalesians, a think tank of dedicated professionals working in quant finance, economics, mathematics, physics and computer science, the focal point of a community with over 1,500 members worldwide. He serves as its CEO, and runs it with two of his friends and colleagues, Saeed Amen and Matthew Dixon, as fellow Directors. Dr. Bilokon is a joint winner of the Donald Davis Prize (2005), winner of the British Computing Society Award for the Student Making the Best Use of IT (World Leadership Forum's SET award, 2005), Ward Foley Memorial Scholarship (2001), two University of London High Achiever Awards (in mathematics and physics, 1999); a Member of the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and European Complex Systems Society; Associate of the Securities and Investment Institute, and Royal College of Science; and a frequent speaker at premier conferences such as Global Derivatives, alphascope, LICS, and Domains.
Assistant Professor at University of Technology of Troyes, Institut Charles Delaunay UMR CNRS 6281
at University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor at Universitat de Barcelona
M. Boguñá (Barcelona, 1967) is an associate professor at the Departament de Física Fonamental of the Universitat de Barcelona. He graduated in Physics in 1994 and obtained his PhD also in Physics in 1998. In 1999, he moved to the USA to do a postdoctoral stay with Professor George H. Weiss at the National Institutes of Health, Washington DC. After this period, he moved back to Barcelona where, in 2003, he was awarded a Ramón y Cajal fellowship. He got the tenure position at the end of 2008. During this period, he has also spent several months in the USA as invited guest scientist at Indiana University. M. Boguñá has written over 70 publications in major peer reviewed international scientific journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Among those, Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences US, Physical Review Letters, and Physical Review X. He was the chair of the international conference BCNetWORKSHOP 2008 Trends and Perspectives in Complex Networks and has served as a program committee member in many international conferences. In January 2008, he obtained the Outstanding Referee award of the American Physical Society. In December 2010, he was awarded as ICREA Academia researcher 2010. Since January 2013 he serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports.
Student at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Currently Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学) my research has focused on analyzing microscopic electronic order book fluctuation of currencies (EBS/ICAP market) using methodology of physics, so called econophysics. My research activities are supervised by Professor Misako Takayasu (高安美佐子) and supported by JASSO scholarship. In addition, since 2013, I am working as assistant researcher in Sony CSL (Sony – Computer Science Laboratory) under the supervision of Hideki Takayasu (高安秀樹). One of the main specialty of our laboratory is econophysics and focus on tick data with precision of 0.001 second (1 millisecond). More information can be found on her laboratory website: http://www.smp.dis.titech.ac.jp/ Native from the province of Quebec (Canada), I completed my undergraduate program in 2011 in Finance, Laval University. During that time, I had the chance to study abroad in Kansai Gaidai University (関西外大大学) in Japan. After returning in my own country, I pursed a master in Finance, Laval University and write an essay titled “VPIN Toxicity Method and Algorithmic Trading Positions and Performances”. After graduation from my master program, I hold a position as option trader with ARB Group where I still continue to do collaboration concerning research on options. Finally, I completed all three levels of the CFA program in 2013. My main interests are concerning options (especially close from expiration), market microstructure (FOREX), high frequency trading and portfolio management with non-linear products. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question or comments. All communications can be done in English, French or Japanese.
Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
Dr. Javier Borge-Holthoefer, currently a Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), received a Ph.D in Computer Science from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona (Catalonia) in 2011. Founded on Interdisciplinary Physics, his research is focused on complex systems ranging from Cognitive Dynamics to Social Networks. Among other appointments, he taught at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics and at the Department of Psychology (both in URV). Before moving to Qatar in 2014, he was a member of the COSNET Lab and held a position as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), which belongs to the University of Zaragoza (Spain). With nearly 30 peer-reviewed articles, his work has been published (among others) in Europhysics Letters, EPJ Data Science, New Journal of Physics and Physical Review E.
I am a postdoctoral researchers in the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School looking at how complex social systems behave. After an undergraduate degree in Physics and a Masters degree in theoretical physics both at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, I joined the Doctoral Training Centre in Complexity Science at the University of Warwick. I received a second Masters degree in Complexity Science and then carried on to obtain my PhD at the same institution. My research focuses on complex social systems and is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of how such systems behave. Technological devices, such as smart phones, and technological systems, such as the Internet, provide an unprecedented source of information on human behaviour and my work focuses on investigating how people interact with these systems. These interactions often contribute to create a deeply interconnected structure that can be analysed using tools from network science, a recent interdisciplinary part of complex systems science. Using different tools ranging from network theory to physical and computer sciences, I analyse large data sets to study social systems and human behaviour. Part of my research also focuses on improving current techniques in the analysis of networked systems. I am also a member of the Complex Systems Society and the Young Researchers Networks on Complex Systems. I have presented talks and posters at international conferences and attended various schools for PhD students. I have undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience and in the academic year 2013/2014 I was awarded a commendation in the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research Students. Areas of Interest: Community definition and detection in complex networks, structure of real-world networks, statistical mechanics, connections between statistical physics and networks, big data, computational social sciences, data science, mathematical modelling of real-world systems.
Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design
Dr. Roland Bouffanais is an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He received his Ph.D. from EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in computational science for which he received the prestigious IBM Research Prize in Computational Sciences (2008) and the ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Award Silver Medal (2007). He has been a postdoctoral fellow and associate at MIT and still is a research associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Bouffanais’ research group–the Applied Complexity Group–focuses on fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of complexity science. Bouffanais leads a number of active projects at SUTD related to complex networks and self-organizing systems, including swarming systems. He has recently authored a monograph titled “Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics”, published by Springer in their Complexity Series in 2016.
Research Director at Ecole Polytechnique
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I received my Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Francis Marion University in South Carolina. Trained as an interdisciplinary ecologist, I am generally interested in the macroecology and sociobiology of mammals, including modern humans. As a masters student I collaborated with scientists at Universidad Catolica de Chile to study social behavior in wild populations of Octodon degus—a caviomorph rodent—at field sites in central Chile. During my Ph.D. I became interested in macroecology and the use of metabolic theory to reveal pattern and process in complex biological and social systems using currencies of energy and information. This approach is currently being used to understand how the life-histories and ecologies of modern humans compare to thousands of other mammals and the biological adaptations and technological innovations that make us unique. My research has been published in diverse journals including PLoS Biology, BioScience, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, and the Journal of Mammalogy. My work has been supported by a Carolina Postdoc for Faculty Diversity at UNC, NIH Fellowship in the Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences, a Shadle Fellowship from the American Society of Mammalogists, the Tinker Foundation and the Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM, The Sigma Xi Scientific Society, the Santa Fe Institute, and the National Science Foundation.
Daniel M. Busiello
Ph.D. Student at University of Padua
5 January 1991, Salerno (Italy). I am at present a Graduate student in Physics, University of Padua (Italy), supervised by prof. Amos Maritan. 2014: Italian degree similar to a master’s degree in Physics, University of Pisa (Italy), Top grade. 2012: Italian degree similar to a bachelor’s degree in Physics, University of Salerno (Italy), Top grade. 2009: High school leaving qualification in classical studies, Classical Lyceum “Francesco De Sanctis”, Salerno (Italy). Initially the scientific interest has been devoted to quantum information, in particular studying the properties of the entanglement and Von Neumann’s entropy. Successively focused attention to complex systems, like auto-organization phenomena and reaction-diffusion dynamics: in this context Turing patterns formation plays a fundamental role. The latter has been investigated for anisotropic continuous domains, Cartesian product networks and also for multiplex networks. In the last year the interest was on the problem of controllability in complex networks and on the role of interactions in ecosystems. At this moment the research is directed toward the entropy production of out of equilibrium systems and the meaning of its extremum principles. Publications: Phys. Rev. E 90, 042814 (2014); Sci. Rep. 5, 12927 (2015); Eur. Phys. J. B 88:222 (2015)
Professor at IMT
Phd Student at CeMM - Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Sociology PhD student interested in the study of the development of organisations, from their origins as small groups of founders to formal organisations with hierarchies, rules and procedures. The aim of the research project is to reproduce the emergence of formal structures, including work group formation and division of labour, using social simulation and, specifically, agent-based models. The research is being carried out at the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) under the supervision of Nigel Gilbert and Corinna Elsenbroich. PhD funded by the Emergence and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE) project, a part of the EPSRC’s programme “Complexity Science for the Real World.”
JRO Fellow at LANL
Full Professor at UNamur
After a Masters degree in Physics (University of Florence, June 1995) Timoteo Carletti continued his doctoral studies in Florence (Italy) and in Paris (France) at IMCEE, and finally defended his doctoral thesis in mathematics in February 2000. After several postdoctoral research stays - including Paris XI, IMPA (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), “Scuola Normale Superiore” Pisa (Italy), University of Padova (Italy) - he was hired as a "senior researcher" in the framework of the European Project PACE FP6 (University of Venice, Italy). Hence in 2005 he moved to Belgium where he was hired at the University of Namur as a lecturer, then as a professor (September 2008), and finally as a Full Professor (September 2011) in the Department of applied Mathematics. In 2010 he was among the creators of the Namur Center for Complex Systems and since then he assumed the leadership of this research center. He supervised several theses and master theses mainly in mathematics, but also in economics, biology and computer sciences. He actively contributes to the doctoral and postdoctoral training in the field of complex systems in Belgium, through its presidency of the Graduate School FNRS "COMPLEX" since January 2011. He presented more than fifty seminars and he is author of more than fifty publications, in fields as varied as: biology, celestial mechanics, chaos detection, complex networks, control of systems, dynamic systems, economics, particle accelerators, social dynamics. He is a member of numerous scientific boards and reviewer for several journals. He organized several national and international conferences - among which ECCS’12 in Brussels (Belgium) – and he is PI or co-PI of several national – among which the “IAP VIII / 19 DYSCO - Dynamical SYStems Control and Optimization DYSCO” - and international research projects.
Postdoctoral Research Officer at Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
Adrián is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford. He obtained a degree in Physics from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and a master's degree on Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). He developed his master's thesis at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris), where he used concepts from statistical mechanics and autocatalytic processes to design a spatial economics model with which to study the role of transportation costs and spatial inhomogeneities in a context of sustainable development. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, Palma de Mallorca). During that time he worked on agent-based models of collective dynamics in socio-economic systems, investigating the mechanisms behind processes such as the formation of opinions in social groups, the competition of languages in bilingual communities, and herding behaviour in financial markets. He is interested in the development of agent-based modelling techniques and the use of analytical tools from statistical physics for the purpose of understanding the economy as a complex system, with a focus on policy assessment. He is currently involved in the MISTRAL project (Multi-scale infrastructure systems analytics), where he uses spatially-distributed agent-based models to study the economic impact of infrastructure investments.
Jorge Alexis Castillo Sepulveda
PhD student at CICS-UDD
I'm studying a Phd in social complexity sciences at Centro de Investigación en Complejidad Social (CICS; Center for Research on Social Complexity), Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. I also have a B.sc in Mathematical Engineering obtained in Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. My research interests are Human Evolution, Complex Networks and Phase Transitions & Paradigm Shifts.
Data Scientist at Yazzoom
As a computer scientist, I worked several years as a programmer. In search for a new challenge, I became teaching assistant and started a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in 2008. Since then, I worked on several topics. I studied the emergence of coordination among agents that compete for scarce resources in minority games and scheduling applications. My PhD thesis studies three mechanisms that may lead to the emergence of honest signaling: common interest, costly signals, and punishment. I successfully defended my thesis in December 2014 and continued working as a teaching assistant until September, 2015. Since October, 2015, I work as a Data Scientist at Yazzoom ( http://www.yazzoom.com ).
Scientific Director at ISI Foundation
Permanent CNRS Research fellow at EHESS
David Chavalarias is the director of the Complex Systems Institute of Paris Ile-de-France (ISC-PIF - http://iscpif.fr) and permanent researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research. He holds a french PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique in cognitive sciences and is graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in Mathematics and Computer Sciences. He studies the social and cognitive dynamics, both from the modeling and data-mining point of view. His research is strongly interdisciplinary and includes : computational social sciences, digital humanities, quantitative epistemology, information visualization, modeling of the cultural dynamics, socio-semantic networks modeling, scientific discovery processes and cognitive economics. He has been involved in the design of several interfaces for mapping knowledge dynamics from large corpora : academic digital repositories, online media or press. Website: http://chavalarias.com David Chavalarias is a former Vice-President of the Complex Systems Society and got the "CSS Service Award" in 2014 for its contributions to the developpement of complex systems science worldwide.
Director, NVIDIA Joint-Lab on Mixed Reality at International Doctoral Innovation Centre (http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/idic/index.aspx)
Professor Eugene Ch’ng is Director of the NVIDIA Joint-Lab on Mixed Reality [Visualisation and AI], NVIDIA Technology Centre, the University of Nottingham’s China campus. He graduated with a best PhD award from the Electronics, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Birmingham in 2007. Trained as a computer scientist and artist, he is presently based within the School of International Communications, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Ch’ng has previously served as Innovations Director at the IBM Visual and Spatial Technology Centre and the Digital Humanities Hub a £3.5m strategic investment bid at the University of Birmingham where he led research in the development and application of cutting-edge technology in digital heritage and culture. Prof. Ch’ng has been invited twice to the Royal Society, and is an organiser and speaker at the Royal Society Theo Murphy Scientific meeting in 2017. He has also been invited to present his work at two British Science Festivals, at the Orkney International Science Festival, and for Darwin’s Bicentenary Exhibition. He has been featured in numerous international media such as National Geographic Television and Channel Four’s Time Team Special among others. Prof. Ch’ng is associate editor for MIT Press’ Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, the world’s oldest and foremost journal for VR research. Prof. Ch’ng leads the complex systems modelling in the €2.5M ERC ‘Lost Frontiers’ Advanced Grant. He is a Co-I of the AHRC Curious Travellers Project and a PI for a project evaluating China museum’s digital IP management supported by the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China and Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau. Prof. Ch’ng was awarded the Ningbo Municipal Individual 3315 Talent award in 2015.
System Engineer interested in complex system of systems behavior, resiliency, and anti-fragility.
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Postdoc at Indiana University
Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is currently an assistant research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute (http://iuni.iu.edu), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (http://cnets.indiana.edu) at Indiana University Bloomington, working in collaboration with Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini. He obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Lugano (Italian name: Università della Svizzera Italiana) in December 2011. His research was supervised jointly by Luca Maria Gambardella (IDSIA), Alberto Vancheri (co-advisor, SUPSI) and Paolo Giordano (co-advisor, Uni Wien). Before joining CNetS, He was a research analyst contractor at the Wikimedia Foundation, working on editor engagement, and research associate at the Professorship of Computational Social Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, working with Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing. His research is about online collective social phenomena, in particular large-scale collaboration platforms such as Wikipedia, and information networks such as Twitter. He is also interested in other complex social phenomena such as emergence of social norms and cultural dynamics. Prior to his Ph.D. studies he also worked on models of urban growth.
Assistant Professor at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Giulio Cimini is Assistant Professor in Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Complex Economical and Financial Systems at IMT Lucca (NETWORKS unit). His main expertise includes statistical physics, theory of complex networks, numerical simulations and data analysis. He graduated in Physics at “Sapienza” University of Rome in 2009 and got his doctorate in Physics at University of Fribourg in 2013. He was then awarded an early postdoc mobility grant from the Swiss Natural Science foundation for a research project at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Before his current position, he held a post-doc research fellowship at Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR) in Rome.
Ph.D. at University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Prof at Romanian Academy, Iasi
Director at George Mason University
Professor Cioffi began his term as Interim Vice President for Research at George Mason University in 2014. He received his first doctorate in political and social sciences from the University of Florence in 1975 and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York in 1979. He joined George Mason University in 2002 and is currently Professor of Computational Social Science, former and founding chair of the Department of Computational Social Science, and founding director of the Center for Social Complexity. His research interests include complexity-theoretic applications to conflict modeling and radicalization, disasters and risk analysis, and social complexity theory and research. His current research projects include theory and applied research on coupled human-artificial-natural systems (CHANS), climate change and conflict, and advanced formal methods for hybrid functions in complex systems. His research is supported by NSF and ONR. He is founding past president and an active member of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas, serving also as a Jefferson Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and Senior S&T Adviser at the Office of Geographic and Global Issues in the US Department of State. He has authored over eighty peer-reviewed scientific and policy analysis papers and seven books, the most recent being Introduction to Computational Social Science: Principles and Applications (Springer, 2014). His papers are published in numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, such as Complexity, Advances in Complex Systems, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and American Political Science Review, among others.
Post-doctoral researcher at Hasselt University
I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Hasselt University in the group of Prof. Niel Hens. I got my MSc in Theoretical Physics from the university of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2010 and my PhD at the university of Rome “Roma Tre” in 2014, with a thesis on the dynamics of out of equilibrium systems and metastable behaviour. I then held a post-doctoral research fellow at the ISI foundation, in the computational epidemiology lab, led by Vittoria Colizza from 2014 to 2016. My research interests focus on infectious disease spreading, with a particular focus on seasonal diseases. I address this issue mixing methodologies borrowed from complex systems with standard epidemiology tools, in order to disentangle the relevant factors in shaping disease dynamics. Then I make use of numerical simulation to further assess the impact of each factor and to produce quantitative predictions on disease spreading.
Senior Researcher at Inserm & Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Faculte de Medecine
Dr. Vittoria Colizza is a permanent senior researcher at Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) & Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Faculte de Medecine, Paris, France. She completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, in 2001 and received her PhD in Statistical and Biological Physics at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, in 2004. She then spent 3 years at the Indiana University School of Informatics in Bloomington, IN, USA, first as a post-doc and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 2007 she joined the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, where she started a new lab after being awarded a Starting Independent Career Grant in Life Sciences by the European Research Council Ideas Program. In 2011 Vittoria joined the Inserm in Paris where she now leads the EPIcx lab (Epidemics in complex environments, www.epicx-lab.com) within the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (UMR-S 1136). She also has a joint appointment at ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy. Through her work she has made important contributions to the development of the field of computational epidemiology, based on sophisticated models and massive empirical datasets aimed at producing advances in the surveillance, modeling and prediction of epidemic spread. These research activities are further supported by theoretical approaches integrating methods of complex systems, network science and statistical physics aimed at underpinning the mechanisms behind observed spreading phenomena. Colizza received the ERC Starting Grant in 2007, the Young Talent Award by the Italian Ministry of Youth in 2010, the Prix Louis-Daniel Beauperthuy 2012 (Human biology & Medical sciences) by the French Academy of Sciences, the Young Scientist Award for Socio-Econophysics in 2013. [Update March 2015] She authored 50+ publications in international peer-reviewed journals on epidemic modelling in complex environments; lists 50+ invited talks at International conferences (of which 7 keynotes and 2 plenaries) and 20+ activities of popular science dissemination (invited talks, articles, exhibits, documentaries). She is (was) involved in 4 (6) National & International Grants, 1 (2) of which as coordinator; is supervising (has supervised) 2 (2) PhD students; is Member of the Steering Committee of the Complex Systems Society Conference, Advisory Board Member of the WHO Collaborative Center ‘Complexity Science for Health Systems’ (CS4HS), Advisory Board Member of the AXA Research Funds Funding Program. She served as the Young Advisor to the Vice President of the European Commission Mrs. Neelie Kroes for the new Digital Agenda for Europe in 2011-2014, and as Advisory Board Member of the FET Young Explorer Funding Program for the FP7 Framework of the European Commission.
Director at Institute for Complex Systems
Claudio Conti (Ph.D. 2002) is the Director of the Institute for Complex Systems of the National Research Council (ISC-CNR). Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University Sapienza in Roma (IT), formerly “Primo Ricercatore” of the Italian National Research Council at the Institute for Complex Systems (ISC-CNR), and New Talent Grant of the Research Center Enrico Fermi, he has been awarded in 2008 by a Starting Independent Research Grant from the European Research Council, with the project Light and Complexity (funded by 1085keuros), selected over more than 9000 applications with less than 3% retained. In 2010, he obtained the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. CC graduated in 1997 in Electrical Engineering at Sapienza (Rome, IT) and obtained the PhD in 2002 at the University Roma Tre (IT). His research activity spans from experiments, to theory, to massive parallel computation, mainly in the fields of nonlinear physics, optics and photonics, and more recently in the science of complexity. This activity developed in academic and industrial institutions. Since 1997 C.C. authored more than 150 articles and contributed to more than 50 international conferences.
Siobhán is a data scientist and researcher with a background in neuroscience. Her passions are inference, complexity, and deep learning. She has conducted research at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Movement Research, and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance, with research published in Brain & Cognition, Neuroreport, and Model View Culture.
Elisabeth V Culley
Ph.D. Candidate at School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University
I am a Ph.D. candidate specializing in the evolution of advanced cognition and sociality in the human lineage. My dissertation research uses Peircean semiotics to model and test for the origins of symbolic behavior in Late Pleistocene Africa and Eurasia. Prior work has operationalized Conceptual Metaphor Theory for archaeological analysis, identified the role of conceptual metaphor in religious ritual and belief, and explored the role of visual metaphors in integrating prehistoric social groups. I am similarly interested in the role of symbolic and non-symbolic material culture in the formation of shared ideation, social networks, and the emergence of sociocultural complexity in deep time. I have conducted fieldwork in Spain, Africa, and North America and conducted actualistic research on Neanderthal hand morphology and potential restrictions to image-making and the efficacy of different tool types as bone engravers. In addition to teaching undergraduate anthropology courses at Northern Arizona University and Mesa Community College, I have served as an National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellow and am interested in inquiry-based science education and increasing science literacy in the public domain. Other interests include the philosophy of science, materials analysis, rock art research, and preservation archaeology. firstname.lastname@example.org https://asu.academia.edu/ElisabethVCulley
B.Sc. Student at Physics and Applied Informatics Faculty, Lodz University
Pawel holds a MA (Warsaw School of Economics) and Ph.D. (Lodz University, Poland) in Innovation Management. He also graduated from Business Management Programme at the Japan Productivity Center in Tokyo. His professional track record includes, apart from scientific activities, support for the public and private bodies in the field of innovation development, with the special regard on regional niveau and technological start-ups. Pawel's current research interests include application of the complexity theory' approach and its tools into the analysis of territorial innovation systems' development and implementation of the Big Data solutions into Small and Medium Enterprises routine.
Research Assistant Professor at Arizona State University
I investigate collective phenomena by integrating empirical data with concepts and methods from statistical physics, dynamical systems, and model selection. Working closely with broad-minded collaborators — willing and excited by the prospect of exploring new ideas and solving hard problems — I seek to make novel contributions to the study of complex, collective systems. I am currently a research assistant professor in the ASU–SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a joint project between Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute. My intellectual trajectory started in physics as an undergraduate at Ohio Wesleyan University, moved toward nonlinear dynamics, quantitative biology, and statistical physics as a graduate student at Cornell University, and has been pulled further into the domain of complex systems science as a postdoc at the Santa Fe Institute and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Nowadays I find myself working on the discovery of parsimonious explanations of collective adaptive behavior in many realms, including social behavior, cellular biology, and neuroscience.
PhD Student at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
My background is in computer science with experience in many diverse areas including complex systems, bioinformatics, systems biology, tech start-ups, banking security, palaeo-anthropology, and digital humanities. I work in the NETWORKS group at IMT Lucca dedicated to the study of complex networks. My main focus is on smart grids and solving their key challenges using approaches from complex systems science. I also work on computational social science (sentiment analysis and susceptibility to misinformation), and on the inference of the full structure of economic networks from limited information.
Simon DeDeo is a professor of Complex Systems at Indiana University, and external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. At Indiana he runs the Lab for Social Minds, which studies the present and past of the human species to better understand its future. From the centuries-long timescales of cultural evolution to the second-by-second emergence of social hierarchy, from Wikipedia to the French Revolution to the gas stations of Indiana, the Lab for Social Minds builds mathematical theories and studies historical and contemporary phenomena. Collaborators at the lab come from cognitive science, computer science, physics, economics, animal behavior, anthropology, linguistics and ecology & evolution; we also draw on collaborators in the humanities, in departments of history, english literature, and classics. We release reports relevant to policy-makers, and write for wider audiences in magazines such as Nautilus, New Scientist, and National Public Radio.
Manlio De Domenico
Post-Doc at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
I am a Research Fellow at the Dept. Enginyeria Informatica i Matematiques at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain), where I actively work at Alephsys Lab, led by Alex Arenas. My current activities deal with the mathematical formulation of multiplex networks and the study of dynamical processes on such graphs. I am interested in investigating hidden patterns in complex real and virtual time-varying networks, with particular attention to social, biological and economic data. Indeed, I develop models and simulations of the spreading of epidemics and information in real-world social networks.
Giancarlo De Luca
post-doctoral fellow at INSERM
Research Assistant at Arizona State University
Mustafa Demir is a doctoral student in the Simulation, Modeling, and Applied Cognitive Science program in the Department of Human Systems Engineering. His current research interests focus on human-automation teaming and statistical modeling. Demir earned a BS from Dumlupinar University (Turkey) in 2004, an MS in Economics from Erciyes University (Turkey), and an MS in Management of Technology from Arizona State University. Since joining ASU, he has taught undergraduate courses in the areas of process improvement, management, and sustainable development. He currently serves as the President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Student Chapter and as Outreach Director of the Graduate and Professional Students' Association (GPSA) at ASU. His current interests are statistical modelling and Human Automation Team Cognition.
Sarah de Nigris
PostDoctoral Researcher at LIP-IXXI
Fabrizio De Vico Fallani
Researcher at Inria
Fabrizio De Vico Fallani is an INRIA researcher in the ARAMIS team at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) in Paris. Italian born native of Rome, he received his Masters in Computer Science Engineering at the Sapienza University in Rome (2005), and was awarded a Ph.D. in Biophysics three years later at the same University. He currently leads a group working on the analysis and modeling of brain functioning from a system perspective. Theoretical developments are in the field of network theory and signal processing adapted to neuroimaging data. Applications range from the study of brain diseases (eg, stroke, Alzheimer) to the development of brain-computer interfaces.
Prof. at Universitat de Barcelona
Prof. at Università Roma Tre
Operational Research Programme Manager at Department of Health, UK
Associated Professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Alessandro Di Stefano
Post-doctoral Researcher at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica (DIEEI) - University of Catania
I was born in Catania, Italy, in 1985. I received my BSc and MSc degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica (DIEEI) at University of Catania, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2012. I was awarded my PhD in Systems Engineering following a successful viva in December 2015 at DIEEI under the guidance of Prof. Aurelio La Corte, with a thesis entitled: "Evolutionary Dynamics of Social Behaviours on Multilayer Networks". During the PhD, I attended several schools and conferences on complex systems and I made various internships at Computer Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Cambridge (UK), under the supervision of Dr. Pietro Liò, Senior Reader in Computational Biology, both in 2014 and 2015, with whom I have been collaborating since 2012. Currently, I work as post-doctoral researcher at DIEEI, University of Catania and, moreover, I collaborate also with other Universities in Europe, such as Teesside University (UK), with Dr. Claudio Angione, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. I have an interdisciplinary approach to research and my current research interests include evolutionary game theory, multilayer networks, human cooperation, social behaviors, homophily, complex systems, complex networks, network science, healthcare, epidemics, Big Data, ICT and bio-inspired algorithms.
Rudolf R.H. Dittrich
Entrepreneur, Dr. at RD-AVENUE.com - Research and Development Office for Applied Physics and Engineering
Personal interests: Modeling and simulation of complex engineering systems, including fracture-mechanical problems; transport processes in physics and the geosciences; and Applied Physics applications; analysis, design and development of embedded system software (mainly in the automobile industry and adjacent sectors); application of numerical methods to the beforementioned areas (finite elements; Monte Carlo simulation; non-linear modeling of feedback and control systems; discrete modeling; etc.); network analysis (industrial applications; industry 4.0; social systems; etc.). Within the CSS community: 1. Council member for the 2012 to 2014 period. 2. Until early 2015, participation in the development and setting up of one of the web sites of the Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC). 3. Member of the Programme Committee of CCS 2016 4. Tutoring industrial customers on complex systems (theory and practical aspects).
Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam
Prof. and Chair in Complexity Sciences at University of Strathclyde
Professor Estrada has an internationally leading reputation for shaping and developing the study of complex networks. His expertise ranges in the areas of network structure, algebraic network theory, dynamical systems on networks and the study of random models of networks. He has a distinguished track record of high-quality publications, which has attracted more than 7, 500 citations. His h-index (number of papers with at least h citations) is 51. His publications are in the areas of network theory and its applications to social, ecological, engineering, physical, chemical and biological real-world problems. Professor Estrada has published two text books on network sciences both published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He has demonstrated a continuous international leadership in his field where he has been invited and plenary speaker at the major conferences in network sciences and applied mathematics. Currently he is involved in the following general research areas: • Structural characterisation of complex networks via the use of matrix functions • Development and mathematical analysis of random geometric networks • Study of generalised Laplacian operators for networks • Development of generalised diffusion models for networks • Study of indirect peer pressure over consensus dynamics on networks • Development of generalised classical and quantum random walk models on networks • Applications of network sciences to oil and gas exploration • Characterisation of spatial efficiency of networks • Study of Euclidean geometrical embedding of networks • Application of network theory to study the efficiency of airport transportation networks • Application of network theory to ecology and social sciences • Study of protein-protein interaction networks as potential drug targets • Use of network theory to study structural and physico-chemical properties of proteins • Applications of network theory to material sciences. In 2013 Estrada became the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Complex Networks published by Oxford University Press. This high quality journal publishes original articles and reviews with a significant contribution to the analysis and understanding of complex networks and its applications in diverse fields. Complex networks are loosely defined as networks with nontrivial topology and dynamics, which appear as the skeletons of complex systems in the real-world. The journal covers everything from the basic mathematical, physical and computational principles needed for studying complex networks to their applications leading to predictive models in molecular, biological, ecological, informational, engineering, social, technological and other systems.
Associate Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Giorgio Fagiolo is associate professor of economics at the S.Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy), where he holds a tenured position in the Institute of Economics. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical statistics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). His main areas of scientific interest include agent-based computational economics, complex networks, evolutionary games, industrial dynamics, and economic methodology (with particular emphasis on the scientific status of agent-based computational economics; empirical validation of economic models; and their policy-related implications). His papers were published, among others, in Science, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, Computational Economics, Physical Review E, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Advances in Complex Systems, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, European Physical Journal B, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination; as well as in several peer-reviewed book chapters.
PhD candidate at University of Limerick
Scientist at Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
PhD candidate at University of Limerick
Andre Fernandes Tomon Avelino
PhD Candidate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Professor at University of Southern California
PhD student in Computational Neuroscience at Faculty of Science and Engineering
Post-Doc at European Centre for Living Technology
Graduated in 2007 in “Economy and Management of Networks and Innovations” at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) with first class honors (cum laude), he has a PhD in “Multiscale Modeling, Computational Simulation and Characterization in Material and Life Sciences” obtained at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in 2011. In 2009 he was awarded best student poster prize receiving an honorable mention (it is definitely not too much but each challenge starts with one step) at ECCS09 (European Conference on Complex Systems), in 2010 he won the first prize at the “Best paper awards” at ECCS10 and in 2013 he was awarded the best paper at the European Conference on Artificial Life. In 2004 he spent one month at the University of California of Irvine (UCI) attending a set of seminars about “Social Network Analysis” and in 2008 he attended the Summer School “Blueprint for an Artificial Cell” organized by the European Centre for Living Technology in Venice (ECLT, IT). In 2007 he obtained a research fellowship at the ECLT where he has worked for 4 years. From 2011 to 2013 he is a postdoc at the University of Bologna at the Interdepartmental Centre of Industrial Research. Currently he has a postdoc position again at ECLT. He has published 10 articles on international journals and 23 papers presented and the published on peer-reviewed conference proceedings. His research interests concern the analysis and the characterization of self-organizing behaviors in both natural and artificial systems. Currently his research focuses on three distinct topics: protocell models, propagation of sustainable initiatives, innovations in general, in socio-economic energy systems and detection of relevant dynamical subsets in complex systems.
PhD candidate at Ca' Foscari University
at Utrecht University
Egil Fischer wants to find the answers why some micro-organisms can spread more easily between animals and farms than other micro-organisms. He is especially interested in antibioticum resistance. In his work he primarily uses dynamic mathematical models and simulation models to interpret field or experimental data. Working experience Assistant Professor March 2015 – current Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands DLO Researcher January 2008 – March 2015 Central Veterinary Institute, part of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, Nederland Guest researcher January 2010 – Juli 2014 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands PhD-student August 2003 – December 2008 Instituut Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Nederland Junior Researcher September 2002 – January 2003 ID-DLO, Lelystad, Nederland Education PhD in Health Sciences 2003 - 2010 Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands MSc in Epidemiology 2003 - 2006 NIHES, Rotterdam, The Netherlands MSc in Theoretical Mathematical Biology 1999 - 2002 Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands MSc in Ecological Cropprotection 1995 - 2002 Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Postdoctoral fellow at ISI Foundation
at Dartmouth College
Permanent Researcher at Italian National Research Council (CNR)
I was born in Rome (Italy) on the 18th of February 1970. I am a permanent researcher at the Institute of Complex Systems (ISC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Physics Department of the University "Sapienza" in Rome. I am also visiting professor at IMT Institute of High Studies of Lucca (Italy) and visiting scholar of the London Institute of Mathematical Science (LIMS, London, UK). My fields of activity are: out of equilibrium statistical physics, stochastic processes, applications of complex network theory to socio-economic and biological systems. I am author of more than 100 papers on scientific journals with peer-to-peer review system, and of one book for Springer. I developed many collaborations with many national and international institutions among which: Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), Boston University (MA, USA), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France), University of Geneva (CH). I am also involved in teaching "Theory of Stochastic Process" to undergraduate and graduate studies in the Physics Department of the University "Sapienza" in Rome.
Nadeem Bashir Ganaie
Sr. Assistant Professor at Govt. College for Women Nawakadal, University of Kashmir
Currently working as Assistant Professor in Chemistry. Interested in the fields of Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics (Experimental and Theoretical), Coordination, Organometallic, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Corrosion and related sciences
Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich
I am postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Systems Design in ETH Zurich. My current research is about structural properties, stability, and efficiency of complex networks. More specifically, I study how dynamical processes evolving on a complex system are related to fundamental properties of its underlying network topology. Using data-driven modeling and state of the art data-mining techniques, I am exploring applications of these subjects to various fields ranging from Physics to Sociology and Economy.
at University of Amsterdam
Postdoctoral researcher at Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Berlin
Ph.D Student at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
At present I live in Thessaloniki, working in the Computational Physics Group Laboratory of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as a Ph.D candidate. My Scientific Interests are: Monte Carlo Simulations of complex systems,Percolation in materials and networks, modelling of Random Walk in lattices and networks and trapping problems and any stochastic phenomena in Complexity Science. I also teach Physics in High School Students. In my relaxing time, I usually ride my bike or playing football. Public outreach plays an important role in communicating ideas in Physics, Therefore I am always looking for giving public talks, seminars, and writing in journals.
Professor of sociology at University of Surrey
Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Prof. at University of Limerick
Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Department of Social & Decision Sciences
Associate Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Associate Professor at Universidad de Zaragoza
I am a Associate Professor of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems, at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). My interests are widely interdisciplinary, ranging from biological to social systems, but always focused on the use of statistical physics to the study of the emergence of collective phenomena in systems of a large number of interacting elements.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University
I was born in Bogota, Colombia. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Physics in 2007 and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering in 2008, from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. During my master’s I lived in Santiago, Chile, in collaboration with the Complex Systems Group of the Physics Department at the Universidad de Chile. After completing my master studies, I worked for a year and half as an analyst in the financial risk management division of Sociedades Bolivar S.A., a renowned Colombian firm of the financial sector. There, I developed analytic and computational tools for identifying, assessing and managing financial risks to which the companies of the Bolivar group were exposed. In general, my main approach is the application of Statistical Mechanics to social systems. My undergraduate thesis was a mathematical and computational study of a sandpile model in a scale-free network. In my master thesis, I studied the effects of the fractal makeup of cities on traffic, by modeling different planar street networks and characterizing the distribution of city traffic as a function of the size distribution of unbuilt or green places (such as parks). In 2014, I completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences at Arizona State University. Since 2011 I have been working with the Santa Fe Institute's research group on Cities, Scaling and Sustainability. Since then I have been interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying wealth creation, crime, innovation and population growth. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. My main question right now is how urban output arises from the diversification of productive capabilities in cities.
Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow at New York Universty
Bruno Gonçalves is a Data Science fellow at NYU's Center for Data Science while on leave from tenured faculty position at Aix-Marseille Université. He has a strong expertise in using large scale datasets for the analysis of human behavior. After completing his joint PhD in Physics, MSc in C.S. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2008 he joined the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University as a Research Associate. From September 2011 until August 2012 he was an Associate Research Scientist at the Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Technical Systems at Northeastern University. Since 2008 he has been pursuing the use of Data Science and Machine Learning to study human behavior. By processing and analyzing large datasets from Twitter, Wikipedia, web access logs, and Yahoo! Meme he studied how we can observe both large scale and individual human behavior in an obtrusive and widespread manner. The main applications have been to the study of Computational Linguistics, Information Diffusion, Behavioral Change and Epidemic Spreading. He is the author of 50+ publications with over 3400+ Google Scholar citations and an h-index of 25. In 2015 he was awarded the Complex Systems Society's 2015 Junior Scientific Award for "outstanding contributions in Complex Systems Science" and he is the editor of the book Social Phenomena: From Data Analysis to Models (Springer, 2015).
Adjunct Faculty at School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Arizona State University
Trained as an oculofacial reconstructive surgeon at the University of Wisconsin, I spent the first 25 years of my career caring for patients, teaching and performing basic and clinical science research. Along the way I was given increasing responsibilities for clinical quality improvement and realized the importance of clinicians' involvement in this activity. In 2006, changes in my professional trajectory led me to obtain a master's degree in medical management from the University of Southern California. Soon afterwards I was introduced to complexity science and non-linear systems dynamics. While I still see patients, since 2007, my major academic thrust has been applying the tools of systems and complexity sciences to understanding performance, particularly in health care. I believe it is imperative to introduce the next generation of health care professionals to these tools, and that is the basis for my excitement with the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery at ASU. My current research interests include: agent-based modeling of performance; computational analysis of health disparities; knowledge transfer mechanics and methodology; simulation of population change, particularly as it relates to health.
Marta C. Gonzalez
Professor Gonzalez works in the area of urban computing, with a focus on the intersections of people with the built environment and their social networks. Her ultimate goal to design urban mobility solutions and to enable the sustainable development of smart cities. Prof. González has injected new tools into transportation research and is a leader in the emergent field of urban computing.
Ivan Gonzalez Torre
PhD fellowship at Techincal University of Madrid
I have studied aeronautical engineering at Technical University of Madrid (Spain). Then, I started to collaborate with the Complex System research group of the university and nowadays I am doing my PhD in Physics of Complex Systems. I am working in different projects: multifractal characterization of soil porosity, emergence of linguistic laws and complex systems approach of number theory problems. I have recently done an internship at Telefonica I+D where I was researching in some machine learning classification problems. I am interested in almost everything.
Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
at Arizona State University
Dr. Grimm studies the interaction of climate variation and change, human activities, and ecosystems. Her research is carried out in both stream and urban ecosystems, collaborating with hydrologists, engineers, geologists, chemists, sociologists, geographers, and anthropologists. Her desert stream research over more than three decades has focused on impacts of and resilience to disturbances (such as flooding or drying) that alter structure and function, particularly biogeochemical processes. In a long-term study of Sycamore Creek, Arizona, Grimm and her students and colleagues are asking how hydrologic regimes influence ecosystem structure and function and transitions between gravel-bed and wetland ecosystems states. New research beginning in 2015 compares stream ecosystem metabolism across diverse US regions using innovative sensor-based measurement. Grimm’s long-term urban research program, affiliated with the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program since 1997, addresses problems of urban sustainability and resilience to the impacts of climate change on water, infrastructure, and ecosystem processes and services, focusing particularly on stormwater infrastructure. New research beginning in 2015 on social-ecological-technological systems (SETS) dynamics will compare nine cities, including Latin American cities, and work with city practitioners to conceive, design, and implement resilient infrastructure solutions in the face of rising threats from extreme, weather-related events. Grimm has been President of the Ecological Society of America and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Ecological Society of America. Grimm chaired or served on numerous national and international advisory and editorial boards, is an editor for Earth’s Future, is a past program director for the National Science Foundation and senior scientist for the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is author or co-author of ~170 scientific publications, and was a lead author for two chapters of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, released in 2014.
at The University of Sheffield
at Vrije Universiteteit Brussel
I am a Research Fellow of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), working at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Previously, I did a postdoc at Imperial College London, Complexity & Networks Group and my PhD at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. I am working in different aspects of Complex Systems, Game Theory (both experimental and theoretical), Complex Networks and it's application in different disciplines from Economy to Archaeology, as well as the fundamental models of Complex Systems etc.
Juan M Guerra
Associate Professor at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Associate Professor in the Department of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. My main field of research focuses on the construction of dynamic models and the application of optimum control techniques to biological and economic phenomena (marine culture, tourism, etc.). Recently, I am applying the complex networks methodology to fishery, tourism and commerce, among others.
Miguel R. Guevara
PhD Student at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Harsha Gwalani PhD Student Department of Computer Science University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA Email :- email@example.com LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/harsha-gwalani-7b348847?trk=hp-identity-name Phone:- +1(469)(767)(6151) Research Interests: Optimization and partitioning algorithms, graph theory, disease modelling, computer graphics, data mining and machine learning. Software Skills : Platforms: Linux, Windows Languages: Java,C++, C, Perl, Matlab Web:HTML5.CSS5,PHP, Symfony, Smarty Tools: QGIS, ArcMap, Weka DBMS: MySql, PostgreSql, Oracle,SQL, REDIS Education: Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology ) 2014 Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India. 8.47/10.00. Current GPA : 4.0 Employment Record: August 2015- Present:- Research Assistant, Center for Computational Epidemiology & Response Analysis (CeCERA), UNT, Denton, Texas, USA. April 2015 – July 2015 :- Senior software engineer, Info Edge India Limited, Noida, India. June 2014 – March 2015 :- Software engineer, Info Edge India Limited, Noida, India. Projects: (GitHub : https://github.com/harsha2412) 1. Computational approaches to minimize access disparities in bio emergencies Data collection and integration to quantify vulnerability indicators. Resource allocation algorithms to allocate scarce resources optimally 2. Disease modelling for vector borne diseases Simulation of Zika transmission in French Polynesia Poster presentation at the conference on complex systems, 2016 in Amsterdam. 3. Automated classification and clustering of brain tumors using brain brain MR images 4. Multi document summarization using SVM and K-means 5. Migration from file based web caching to Redis. Comparative study between Redis and memcached. 6. Third party library creation for use across multiple modules Library for caching job profile images. Library for accessing (select/update/add) jobs from the database. Publications: Collection and Integration of Multi-spatial and Multi-type Data for Vulnerability Analysis in Emergency Response Plans, Harsha Gwalani, Armin R. Mikler, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Martin O’Neill, Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics (Springer Journal, September 2016) Classification of brain tumours Using Genetic Algorithms as a Feature Selection Method (GAFS), Harsha Gwalani, Namita Mittal, Ankit Vidyarthi, ICIA 2016, Pondicherry, India (ACM digital library). Automated Cluster Identification and Merging, Ankit Vidyarthi, Namita Mittal, Harsha Gwalani, Pragati Goyal, Confluence 2014, IEEE Xplore. Computational Methods for Data-Driven Response Plan Design ,Saratchandra Indrakanti, Martin O'Neill, Chetan Tiwari, Joshua Urbanovsky, Harsha Gwalani, Armin Mikler, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2016 (Submitted)
PhD student at École Normale Supérieure
Theoretical physics; physics of complex systems; applications to the energy industry.
Lecturer in Complex Systems at Sydney University
Omri Har Shemesh
PhD Candidate at University of Amsterdam
Professor at Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
Student at Indiana University
Postdoctoral Research Officer at University of Oxford
Torsten Heinrich studied economics at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and received his PhD from the University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, in 2011 with a thesis on technological change and growth patterns in the presence of network effects, in which agent-based simulation was applied. He held a post-doc position at the University of Bremen, until 2016 and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. He works on agent-based modeling, systemic risk and evolutionary economics.
Professor at ETH Zurich
Associate Professor (in French MDC-HC, HDR) at Université de Cergy-Pontoise
I’m a physicist and since 1993 I'm associate professor at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation (LPTM), a laboratory of CNRS- Cergy Pontoise University. I did my undergraduate studies at Buenos Aires University, I have obtained my PhD in Physics in 1992 at the Institut Nationale des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Toulouse, France and my HDR (“Habilitation to Conduct Research” French diploma) in 2015, at Cergy Pontoise University. I think that true interdisciplinarity, where specialists of different disciplines put together their expertise in order to create new knowledge, is the key of the understanding of many open problems. For this reason I participate in different organizations that act for development of Complex Systems studies: I’m a councilor of the Complex System Digital Campus (CS-DC Unitwin UNESCO) and member of the Direction Board of the Institute of Complex Systems of Paris-Ile-de-France (ISCpif). I have also participated in the coordination of the network HumanICT, specialized in a Complex Systems approach of social systems, of the Réseau Nationale des Systèmes Complexes (RNSC, France). I’m interested in the study of Complex Systems not only in my own discipline, but also in other fields like Ecology or Social Sciences, where I apply the point of view of Physics, using the tools and the concepts of Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems. For instance I work on a complex network approach of Mutualistic Ecosystems, (like plant-pollinators or plant-frugivores networks), and also in problems of Cultural and Opinion Dynamics, both using a data based approach and also a by the study of theoretical models. I work on numerical simulations, using advanced Monte Carlo methods and multi-agent simulations. I’m very concerned about the transmission of this way of working to young students, in this respect, in collaboration with a colleague of LPTM, I have created and co-directed, since 2010 to 2015, the Master in Theoretical Physics and Applications (fully taught in English) of the Cergy Pontoise University, where in particular, I was responsible for the Complex Systems Path of that master program. Keywords: Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, Disordered Materials, Complex Networks, Mutualist Ecosystems, Cultural and Opinion Dynamics, Agent-based Model, Monte Carlo Simulations.
CSIC Research Professor at IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
at University of California, Davis
Martin Hilbert pursues a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the role of information, communication, and knowledge in the development of complex social systems. He holds doctorates in Economics and Social Sciences (2006; F.A.U. Germany), and in Communication (2012; University of Southern California, USC). Before joining UC Davis, he created and coordinated the Information Society Programme of United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (http://www.cepal.org/SocInfo). In his 15 years as United Nations Economic Affairs Officer he provided hands-on technical assistance in the field of digital development to Presidents, government experts, legislators, diplomats, NGOs, and companies in over 20 countries. Policy makers from the highest political levels have officially recognized the impact of these projects in public declarations. In combination with this practical experience he has written several books about digital technology for international development and published in recognized academic journals such as Science, Psychological Bulletin, World Development, Complexity, JASIST, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. His research findings have been featured in Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Economist, NPR, BBC, Die Welt, Correio Braziliense, La Repubblica, El Pais, among others. International perspectives are not merely a theoretical work obligation to him, as he speaks five languages, lived in four continents, and has travelled to over 70 countries. More: http://www.martinhilbert.net and http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ue_a-6oAAAAJ
Research Officer at Athabasca University
Research Officer at Athabasca University
Junior Research Group Leader at Institut für Theoretische Physik
- Junior Research Group Leader (TU Berlin, BCCN Berlin): since 2011 - Postdoc (Northeastern University, Boston): 2011-2013 - Dr. rer. nat. (TU Berlin): 2009 - diploma (Mathematics, TU Berlin): 2006 - diploma (Physics, TU Berlin): 2004
Researcher at Living Systems Research
I am phycisist and mathematician working in nonlinear dynamics. Studying the mathematical equations governing the behaviour of complex chemical systems. Currently I am working on modelling the complex dynamics of a closed semi-stirred Belousov Zhabotinsky oscillator.
at University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ph.D. student at Queen Mary University
PhD Student at University Of Turin
full Professor at Tottori University
Ph.D student at University of Ilorin, kwara state, Nigeria
A graduate of Mathematics from University of ilorin B.sc(maths). I had my M.sc from University of Ibadan and currently a Ph.D student from University of Ilorin, kwara state - Nigeria.
at University of Colorado Boulder
Complex Systems Data Scientist at Abraxas BioSystems
I am PhDc in Systems Biology. I'm Physicist interested in complex systems. I began my doctoral work focused on cancer metabolism, but in recent years I have explored topics as marketing for eCommerce, modeling complex systems for logistics, finance, inventory minimization, fraud prevention and recently in Neuroscience and Social physics.
Senior Lecturer at RMIT University
Mahdi Jalili received the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Communication Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2009. He then joined the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, as an Assistant Professor. He is currently a Senior Lecturre in the School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and holds Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship and RMIT's Vice-Chancellor Research Fellowship. His research interests include network science, dynamical systems, social networks analysis and mining, and human brain functional connectivity analysis. Dr. Jalili is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Springer’s Complex Adaptive Systems Modelling.
Marco Alberto Javarone
at Dept.Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari
Post-doc researcher at University of Sassari. He graduated at Politecnico di Milano in Biomedical Engineering. Then, he defended his PhD thesis ("Models and Frameworks for Studying Social Behaviors") at University of Cagliari. He worked at CEVIPOF - Paris as Invited-researcher for a project related to Terrorism Dynamics with Serge Galam. His main research interests are: Social Dynamics, Complex Networks, Collective Behaviors, Quantum Networks, and Statistical Physics.
PhD at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
Associate Professor at Strasbourg University
I am Associate Professor in Computer Science at Strasbourg University. I am a member of the Complex Systems and Translational Biology team of the ICUBE laboratory. My research topics are simulating biological immune systems on which to test new vaccines, as well as implementing Deep Learning algorithms on massively parallel GPGPU cards.
at The Ohio State University at Lima
Cristian Jimenez Romero
at North Carolina State University
Currently, I am a post-bacc student in the computer science department at North Carolina State University and am also working at Duke Neurosciences of Raleigh. Over the past few years I have become increasingly interested in the field of ecology, spending a considerable amount of time reading publications, watching and attending any available lectures, and so on. I have developed a particular research interest in using computational models to study the ecology of cities. Specifically, I am interested in the coarse-grained patterns of human and animal interactions in urban settings, as well as the elements of urban design that could affect those interactions. I would like to use agent based modeling to shed light on the interactions that could lead to outbreaks of infectious diseases within densely populated cities.
Professor of Complexity Science and Design at Open University
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Andrew Jones is Deputy Director of the Climate Readiness Institute and a research scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he leads the Earth Systems and Society Program Domain. His research uses quantitative Earth system science tools to gain insight into how humans affect the climate and vice versa. He is experienced in both earth systems modeling and integrated assessment modeling, and has been closely involved with the Department of Energy's effort to combine the best features of these two model paradigms – a project known as the Integrated Earth System Model. Andrew holds a B.A in Mathematics and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary Energy and Resources Group at the University of CA, Berkeley. Andrew helps to lead a new organization in the San Francisco Bay Area known as the Climate Readiness Institute, which seeks to identify and address critical knowledge gaps related to climate adaptation and mitigation at the regional scale by connecting the scientific research community with public and private partners. Central to his role in the Climate Readiness Institute is the translation of climate information and uncertainties into insights that can guide decision-making. Dr. Jones is currently leading a project to examine how climate change will interact with urban heat islands in urban regions to alter the frequency of extreme heat events. He is also helping to develop the Department of Energy’s next generation global climate model – The Accelerate Climate Model for Energy.
at ISI Foundation
Fariba Karimi is a postdoctoral researcher at GESIS - the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. She received her PhD degree in Physics and Computational Science from Umea University in 2015. Her PhD thesis was about spreading processes in networks and especially temporal networks. Currently she is focusing on impact of network structure on inequality in web and recommender systems.
Assistant professor with INRIA chair at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
I am an assistant professor with INRIA chair at the Computer Science Department LIP of École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in the INRIA Dante team hosted by IXXI Rhône-Alpes Complex System Institute. My research interest is focusing on human dynamics, social contagion phenomena and data-driven research, the analysis of large human interaction datasets and to develop data-driven modeling techniques. I earned a co-supervised PhD in 2009 at the Université Joseph Fourier (France) and University of Szeged (Hungary) and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Aalto University (Espoo, Finland) and at Northeastern University (Boston, USA). I am the co-responsible of the “Modelling Complex Systems” M2 master program at ENS Lyon.
at The University of Manchester
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto
Associate Professor at Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University
I'm an associate professor at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3), and affiliated research faculty at the Desert Research Institute. My expertise is in the area of climate policy, property rights and environmental resources, and institutional analysis. I received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University at Bloomington and teach graduate courses in public finance, sustainability assessment, environmental policy, public policy analysis and climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. My research focuses on governance and institutional design as applied to environmental and science/technology policy. Current work is examining climate change adaptation and local governance, the resilience of socio-ecological systems, and policy innovation and the science/policy interface. has received teaching and mentoring awards from Indiana University and the University of Nevada. My work has been supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program; the National Science Foundation (NSF); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
PhD at Center for Network Science - Central European University
Tamer Khraisha is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Network Science at the Central European University in Budapest with particular interests in Innovation Networks, Diffusion of Financial Innovations and Economic Networks. Tamer holds a master’s degree in Economics and Economic Policy a B.A. in Financial Economics from the University of Bologna, Italy. His PhD thesis examines how the diffusion and evolution of financial innovations can be modeled as a process of search on networks using local information. He is also interested in how the space of technological solutions could be modeled as a fitness landscape using the theory of Gaussian Random Fields. Other research projects include the modeling of technological lock-ins and lock-outs by introducing concepts like local information and switching costs. Tamer is open to collaborating on projects which involve technology and complex networks.
Associate Professor at University of Warwick
Moses joined KEMRI-WTRP in 2009 as a Research Intern to investigate the spatial and temporal characteristics of the respiratory syncytial virus in Kilifi. In the same year, he became an Assistant Research Officer to lead studies on human social contact patterns and their importance in the spreading of respiratory infections. He has published three papers on social contact and network patterns and their potential impact on vaccination strategies. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Open University. He is leading an exciting new study to further understand how people interact in schools, households and the community using wearable proximity (RFID-based) sensors and GPS tracking devices. He hopes to use this data to design intervention measures such as alternative vaccination plans or social distancing to prevent the spread of respiratory infections. Moses holds a Master of Science degree in Demography and Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2013) sponsored through the Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship scheme, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geomatic Engineering and GIS (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2008). He has also undergone training in human ethics in research, Geodatabase Development in the ArcGIS environment, and is proficient in statistical analysis using STATA and R. He is also a member of the John Snow Society. In his spare time, Moses volunteers his knowledge and skills in youth mentorship programmes and various community-based projects in Kilifi, his home town. He has been a Rotarian since 2009, and became the youngest Rotary President in Kenya, 2014-15. During his tenure, he co-wrote and won a Rotary grant worth USD 40,000.00 to improve water and sanitation facilities in various schools in rural Kilifi. He also led a campaign to provide 130 school girls with free sanitary towels for one year. His Club won an award for garnering a 110% increase in membership. Moses is also a Board Member of the Kilifi Kids.
at University of Oxford
Nuclear nonproliferation and proliferation detection research at Special Technologies (US Gov't) and Simple Research in Santa Barbara, California.
PhD-student at University of Amsterdam
at Isfahan University of Technology
I am Reihaneh Kouhi, third year joint Ph.D. student of “physics” and “Transportation Engineering” departments. I am working on traffic data analysis of highways using statistical physics methods such as K-mean clustering algorithm, Kramers-Moyal coefficients, Fokker-Planck equations and Shannon Entropy. These methods enable us to analyze and get information from the data set. I am working on complex system branch since my master duration. My master thesis title was on “synchronization of Kuramoto model in the presence white noise on Regular and Small-World networks.” which causes to a PRE paper. I found complex system fascinating and applicable branch while it studies how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. So I chose my Ph.D. Thesis in this field, studying traffic data analysis of the highway with a goal of predicting traffic jam. My works on this caused to two papers (under submission): Three phase classification of an uninterrupted traffic flow: a k-means clustering study (available on arxiv) and Forecasting traffic states with Fokker-Planck equation.
Postdoctoral researcher at Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Center for Brain and Cognition
Born in 1980 in Athens and raised in the Aegean island of Icaria. Studied physics (BSc) and computational physics (MSc) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Subsequently moved to Athens and Berlin as a PhD scholar. Obtained PhD in Physics, for studies of synchronization in complex systems, under the supervision of Prof. A. Provata at NCSR “Demokritos”. Started postoctoral research with Prof A. S. Mikhailov at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and continue with Prof. A. Dίaz-Guilera at University of Barcelona. Currently work as post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Gustavo Deco at the Computational Neuroscience group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
at AGH University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dimitris Kugiumtzis (BSc in Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MSc and PhD in Informatics at the University of Oslo) is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His main research area is time series analysis in conjunction with dynamical systems, chaos and complexity, as well as computational statistics and data mining. Applications extend from neuroscience to climate and finance. He has published 60 journal papers and many international and national proceedings papers. He has participated in several national and European research projects, acted as EU evaluator and he is regular reviewer for a number of journals. He currently supervises 3 PhDs and 6 MScs, and has supervised 4 completed PhDs and over 20 MScs.
Senior Lecturer at Sunway University
Professor at University of Namur
After a PhD in Physics at ULB, and Post-docs at ULg, UCLouvain and Imperial College, I am currently professor in the department of Mathematics of the University of Namur, and director of the Namur center for complex systems (naXys). My recent research includes the development of algorithms to uncover information in large-scale networks, the study of empirical data in social and biological systems, and the mathematical modelling of human mobility and diffusion on networks. I have authored more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, with around 5000 citations (Google Citations). I also act as an academic editor for PLoS One and the European Physical Journal B.
Caterina La Porta
Professor at University of Milan
Caterina A. M. La Porta is currently research professor of General Pathology at University of Milan and group leader of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at the University of Milan. In 2015, she founded the Center for Complexity & Biosystems at the University of Milan. She has been visiting scientist in many international universities and institutes, including MIT, Cornell University, Weizmann Institute and Aalto University. The focus of her group is to understand cancer progression, cell cycle division and related mechanical properties. The group is also investigating the mechanisms underlining neurodegenerative pathologies. Member of many international societies, referee and member of the editorial board of many international journals. She organized several workshops and conferences including two interdisciplinary workshops on the physics of cancer funded by CECAM and ESF. Website: http://www.oncolab.unimi.it http://www.complexitybiosystems.it
Born and living in México. BS in chemical Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Sonora (1968) MS in Biomedical Electronics, University of Arizona (1985) Worked as Engineer in the Food, Metal Transforming and Water Treament Industries. Had Teaching positions at Universities os Sonora, Baja California and Arizona. Worked for Institute of Astronomy, and the Satelllite Program at UNAM Worked at Administrative -Technical Positions at LMT (Large Millimeter Telescope) and Guillermo Haro Observatory at INAOE (National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics) Conacyt, México Now, although retired, getting ready for research in 4E Cognitive Sciences.
Erika Fille Legara
Scientist at Institute of High Performance Computing
Associate Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles
Tom Lenaerts is Associate Professor in Evolutionary Dynamics and Computational Biology (CB) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he’s co-heading the Machine Learning group. He is also partially affiliated as a research professor with the Artificial intelligence of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is a founding member of the Interuniversity Institute for Bioinformatics in Brussels (IB2) and the behavioural economics lab BEEL in Brussels. He leads an interdisciplinary team of postdocs and PhDs that investigate topics ranging from molecular biology to the analysis of big data over questions in social and cognitive sciences. More information see orcid.org/0000-0003-3645-1455
at Delft University of Technology
Professor at Chalmers University of Technology
Economist by training but complex system research by heart. My research interests are mainly related to understand the role of conventions and social norms in individuals' decision making on economic and social issues (i.e. persistence in inequality, voting behavior, educational investment and other social policy interventions). In order to achieve this understanding I make use of Game Theory, Social Interaction Models, Complex Network and Dynamical Systems. I obtained a PhD in Economics Theory and Institution from Rome Tor Vergata, but entirely conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Behavioral Ethics Lab funded by Prof. Cristina Bicchieri. Laboratory to which I am still affiliated.
Research Associate at Department of Computer Science, University College London
I am a Lecturer with the Financial Computing & Analytics Group at the Department of Computer Science of University College London, with a joint appointment at the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science. I currently hold a 5-year Early Career Fellowship grant from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to fund my ongoing research about reputation and trust in social networks. I graduated in Physics at the University of Pavia (Italy), where I also obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics. Before joining UCL, I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow for three years at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (Italy).
Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney
Dr. Joseph Lizier is an ARC DECRA fellow, and Senior Lecturer in Complex Systems at The University of Sydney (since 2015). Previously he was a Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO ICT Centre (Sydney, 2012-14), and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, 2010-12). He has also worked as a Research Engineer in the telecommunications industry for 10 years, including at Seeker Wireless (2006-2010) and Telstra Research Laboratories (2001-2006). He obtained a PhD in Computer Science (2010), and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering (2001) and Science (1999), from The University of Sydney. His research interests include information-theoretic approaches to studying dynamics in complex systems, complex networks and neural systems, and he is a developer of the JIDT toolbox for measuring the dynamics of complex systems using information theory.
Oliver López Corona
Investigador Titutlar at Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Desarrollo Sustentable y Equidad Social (IIDES), Universidad Iberoamericana, México
Trained as a physicist, my path has led me to major in Interdisciplinary Physics, Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics. So my academic interests are broad and include Complex Systems, Game Theory (classical an quantum), out of equilibrium Thermodynamics, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability Science, Astrophysics and Information Theory.
D.Phil Candidate at University of Oxford
My DPhil research aims to help pioneer the emerging field of computational neuropsychiatry. I am specifically interested in how whole-brain computational connectomics can improve our understanding of the dynamical interactions and consequences of brain networks over many timescales. This work is carried out under the supervision of Prof Morten Kringelbach and is generously funded by a Doctoral Foreign Study Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). As part of my research, I use a variety of tools spanning: neuroimaging, network theory, computational modelling, complexity science and statistical mechanics, and closely collaborate with talented colleagues from various academic backgrounds and institutions across Europe. I am particularly interested in the balance between the integration and segregation of information at the whole-brain scale, and related disruptions in neuropsychiatric disorders. Before joining Oxford, I completed in B.A. in Neuroscience with Departmental Honors at Bowdoin College in the USA and a M.Sc. in Integrative Neuroscience with Distinction at Imperial College London. I also worked as a Research Associate in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at Harvard Medical School. Outside the lab, I have a broad interest in translational medicine and specifically the complex intersection of academia, business and clinical care. I also enjoy tennis, rugby, electronic music and tea.
Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome
Vittorio Loreto is Associate Professor at the Physics Dept. of Sapienza University and research leader at the ISI Foundation in Torino. He is presently spending a sabbatical leave as Visiting Researcher at SONY Computer Science Lab in Paris. He got his PhD at Sapienza University of Rome. After a few years as a post-doctoral scientist at the ESPCI and CNRS in Paris, he joined Sapienza University first as a researcher and after as Associate Professor. His scientific activity is mainly focused on the statistical physics of complex systems. In the last few years he has been active in the fields of granular media, complexity and information theory, complex networks theory, communication and language evolution. He has recently coordinated the European project EveryAware (http://www.everyaware.eu) devoted to enhancing environmental awareness in urban contexts using social information technologies. He is presently coordinating a Templeton-funded project that addresses the dynamics of novelties - a fundamental factor in the evolution of human societies, biological systems and technology - with the aim to unfold and quantify the underlying mechanisms through which creativity emerges and innovations diffuse, compete and stabilise. He published over 120 papers in internationally refereed journals and chaired several workshops and conferences. In 2007 he served as vice-chairman of STATPHYS 23, the 23rd International Conference on Statistical Physics.
Professor at ISCTE-IUL Lisbon University Institute
Jorge Louçã teaches Computer Science at the IUL - Lisbon University Institute, where he runs the Master and Doctoral Programmes in Complexity Sciences. His PhD is in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Paris-Dauphine and the University of Lisbon. He coordinates The Observatorium research team and his research interests concern modelling complex social systems through intensive data collection and analysis. He is particularly interested by knowledge generation models in large-scale communication networks. He is also concerned by organising the Complex Systems research community, namelly regarding the Conferences in Complex Systems (ECCS and CCS), and the CS Curriculum Working Group of the CSS. Recently he participated in the creation of the UNESCO Unitwin network for the Complex Systems Digital Campus, involving institutions from Africa, Latin America and Europe. Webpage: http://complexsystemsstudies.eu/JorgeL
JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL
at Santa Fe Institute
Juniper Lovato has been a northern New Mexico resident her entire life. She currently works as the Manager for schools, residencies, community outreach at the Santa Fe Institute. At SFI she works across generations and geographical limits to make resources and knowledge on cutting edge complexity science more accessible to those with a hunger and curiosity for learning and exploration. Lovato received her Master’s Degree in the Western Classics from St. John’s College in 2013 where she completed a thesis on the nature of pleasure in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. She received a B.A. from the College of Santa in Business Administration and Political Science in 2009. Lovato likes to think of herself as an active community member. She holds Board positions at the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, the Mandela International Magnet School, and is a member of the Santa Fe Public Education Department’s Digital Learning Advisory Committee. Juniper is also a founding member of MAKE Santa Fe, a new maker space being created in Santa Fe. She joined the Santa Fe Institute staff in 2011.
Professor of Mathematics, Director Wave Lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Chancellors Fellow at University of Edinburgh
I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and I am interested in the evolution and epidemiology of viruses and bacteria, making use of the large quantity of pathogen sequence data now available. Pathogen sequences accumulate mutations over time, and this information can be used to infer transmission networks. I apply machine learning techniques and Bayesian phylogenetics to investigate cross species transmissions, host adaptations, epistatic interactions, phylodynamics and phylogeography. I'm currently developing fast computational methods and simulation tools to infer transmission patterns of livestock pathogens including Avian and Swine Influenza, Bovine TB and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea.
Project Scientist at University of California, Davis
I am currently a project scientist in the Physics department at UC Davis. These days I think about quantum representations of classical stochastic processes. We hope to extend the understanding of classical representations derived through information-theoretic analysis. Roughly speaking we ask, "can you build a clock with fewer quantum parts than classical parts?"
at University of California Berkeley
Researcher at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dimitris Maniadakis holds a B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications, a M.Sc. degree in Management and Economics of Telecommunication Networks and a Ph.D. in Complex Network Planning, all from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been a Research Associate at the University of Athens, participating in European and national R&D projects. His research interests lie in the fields of network science, statistical analysis and modeling of networks, and telecommunications techno-economics. He regularly serves as a reviewer for international scientific journals and conferences.
Luis Alberto Martinez Vaquero
Postdoctoral fellow at Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR)
I am postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in the multidisciplinary study of complex systems and its application to social, ecological, and biological systems. My background is in Physics. I did my PhD in Astrophysics using numerical cosmological simulations. Then I decided to move to Complex Systems and got a postdoctoral fellowship to work on Evolutionary Game Theory at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. We studied, among other things, the emergence of intolerance through reputation-based models of indirect reciprocity. After that I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where we studied the emergence of different mechanisms and behaviours (apology, forgiveness, ostracism, reinsertion, etc.) in cooperative agreements. We were also analysing data from different types of dictator game experiments. Currently I am an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR) in Rome, where we are studying the emergence of cooperation in swarm-like systems, joining approaches from evolutionary game theory and evolutionary robotics. In spite of most of my work has been theoretical (analytical and numerical analysis and simulations), I am also really interested in working with real data and experiments. I enjoy multidisciplinary environments and collaborating with people from different fields. I have organized the first edition of the Winter Workshop on Complex Systems in 2015 and I am part of the permanent steering committee of the series. The objective of this workshop series is to encourage the collaboration between young researchers through different projects and activities. After its first edition it started to grow fast and now it is sponsored by well-known institutions.
Post-doc Researcher at IMT School of Advanced Studies
I am is a Mathematician from Bari, currently a post-doc researcher at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, in Lucca (NETWORKS research unit), where I work on the human functional and structural brain network, with particular attention to its modular organization. I got the PhD in Economics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa working on the International Trade Network as a complex system under the supervision of Prof. Giorgio Fagiolo. I was a visiting fellow at Lorenz Institute of Theoretical Physics (Leiden, the Netherlands) in the group of Prof. Garlaschelli and part of the INET project “Empirical and theoretical analysis of macroeconomics networks” for two years at Sant'Anna School. From march 2014 to october 2015 I joined the team of Dr. Alain Barrat at the "Centre de Physique Théorique" in Marseille as a post-doc researcher for the project on disease transmission in collaboration with the Hôpital Nord in Marseille. I studied the epidemic spreading on networks focusing on: different social groups and social ties; methods of data detection; problems of data sampling. My main research interests are: social dynamics, complex networks, statistical physics, null models, econophysics, epidemics, brain.
PhD Physics. 1992 National University of Mexico UNAM. Posdoctoral Researcher. Physics Department, Northeastern University 1994-1995. Humboldt Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Full Professor, Department of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics, UNAM. Head of the Department of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics, UNAM (2006-2011). Member of the C3 Commission of Statistical Physics, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics IUPAP. Member of the Complex System Society Council. Research interests: Network Science, Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Systems, Chaos, Stochastic Dynamics, Biological Physics, Mathematical Ecology.
I'm a full-time researcher at IRSTEA-LISC (Laboratory of Engineering for Complex Systems) in Clermont-Ferrand (France). I defended my PhD in 2005 and subsequently his accreditation to supervise research in 2011 (equivalent of the tenure). In 2015-2016, I was also a visiting scholar at the Arizona State University. My research deals with the modeling of complex systems. More specifically, my main interests rely on the use of mathematical and simulation tools (ABM, differential equations, control theory) in order to better understand socio-ecological systems (forest management, lake eutrophication...).
Professor and Head at Queen's University
Principal Investigator at CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
By training I am a theoretical and computational physicist. During my PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany) I specialized in network science and afterwards did a postdoc with Albert-László Barabási at Northeastern University in Boston (USA). Collaborating closely with Joseph Loscalzo from Harvard Medical School and Marc Vidal from Dana Farber Cancer Institute, we tried to lay out the basic theoretical framework for how the interactome can be understood as a map to study human disease. I am now a principal investigator at CeMM in Vienna (Austria), starting to build my own research group in the area of systems- and network-medicine.
José Fernando Mendes
at Physics department
He hold a degree in Physics from the University of Porto, 1987 and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Porto, 1995. Since April 2002 he is Professor at University of Aveiro. He is a theoretical physicist working on Statistical Physics. His research, in the last years, focus mainly in the study of complex systems and the structure and the evolution of complex networks. Other interests are related with: granular media, self-organized criticality, non-equilibrium phase transitions, deposition models,etc. Presently he is Vice Rector for Research and Doctoral School https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Fernando_Ferreira_Mendes
Associate Professor, Warwick Business School and Co-Director of Complexity Doctoral Training Centre Warwick University at University of Warwick
Research Associate at Imperial College London
Assistant Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology / Department of Computational Intelligence
José María Miotto
PhD student at Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
Chiara Mocenni is researcher and assistant professor at Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics (DIISM) of the University of Siena since 2002. She teaches Game Theory and Evolutionary Games and Complex Dynamic Systems in the Courses of Management and Information Engineering of the University of Siena. She received her Laurea Degree in Mathematics from the University of Siena in 1992's. Before joining the Systems and Control Group at DII in 1998 as Research Associate, Chiara Mocenni received the PhD in Physical Chemistry with a PhD thesis on mathematical modeling of ecological systems. From the 2000's until its deactivation on 2012, she has been fellow of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems of the University of Siena and served on its Board of Directors. In 2013 Chiara Mocenni founded the Complex Systems Community, a network of researchers working in the field of complex systems. From 2013 to 2016 Chiara Mocenni is Special Visiting Researcher at IMPA - Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. The research developed at IMPA concerns Evolutionary Games on Networks for Modeling Complex Biological and Socio-Economic Phenomena. Main research interests are: Complex Systems, Mathematical Modeling and Identification of Dynamic Systems, Evolutionary Games and Network Dynamics, Spatio-temporal Time Series Analysis, Systems Biology, Modeling of Environmental and Biological Systems, Bifurcations, Decision Support Systems, Opinion Dynamics.
Name: Giovanni Modanese. Education: Theoretical physicist, PhD in Pisa, 1992. Expertise in the fields of gravitation, quantum fields, superconductivity. Worked at several universities and research institutes in Italy, Germany, USA. Currently researcher at the Free University of Bolzano, Italy, in the field of applied mathematics for complex systems: Author of 50+ scientific papers, most of them indexed by ISI/Scopus and accessible at arXiv: http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+modanese/0/1/0/all/0/1 Citations: http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=4hT0F3wAAAAJ Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/G_Modanese ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-9771-2009 Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4302-2966 SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS The Bass diffusion model on networks with correlations and inhomogeneous advertising. ML Bertotti, J Brunner, G Modanese,Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 2016-03 Common origin of power-law tails in income distributions and relativistic gases. G. Modanese, Physics Letters A 2016-01-01 Microscopic Models for Welfare Measures Addressing a Reduction of Economic Inequality. ML Bertotti, G Modanese, Complexity, 2015 Micro to macro models for income distribution in the absence and in the presence of tax evasion. ML Bertotti, G Modanese, Appl. Math. Comput., 2014
Senior Researcher at Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Assistant Professor at Aarhus University
Dr. Mønster's main research interests are group dynamics, emotion and decision making in the context of risk-taking and other types of social behavior, including the effects of trust. Originally trained as a physicist, Dr Mønster applies non-linear analysis and social network analysis to time series of behavioral data from laboratory and on-line studies. A common theme in his research is the study of interpersonal dynamics of individuals, whether in cooperation or conflict. Dr. Mønster is Assistant Professor at Department of Economics and Business Economics; Assistant Professor at Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Culture and Society; and Manager of the Cognition and Behavior Lab, all at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Yamir Moreno, Vice-President
Professor at University of Zaragoza
Prof. Yamir Moreno got his PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude, 2000) from University of Zaragoza. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as a research fellow. He is the head of the Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) since 2003 and is also affiliated to the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Zaragoza. He is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) and member of its Government Board and Steering Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Exchange (ISI Foundation), Turin, Italy. During the last years, he has been working on several problems such as: the study of nonlinear dynamical systems coupled to complex structures, transport processes and diffusion with applications in communication and technological networks, dynamics of virus and rumors propagation, game theory, systems biology (the TB case), the study of more complex and realistic scenarios for the modeling of infectious diseases, synchronization phenomena, the emergence of collective behaviors in biological and social environments, the development of new optimization data algorithms and the structure and dynamics of socio-technical and biological systems. He has published more than 145 scientific papers in international refereed journals and he serves as reviewer for around 30 scientific journals and research agencies. His research works have collected more than 8000 citations (h=35), including the most cited Physics Reports of the last ten years on Complex Networks and their applications (Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 3000+ citations). Prof. Moreno has supervised 8 undergraduate and 7 PhD Thesis at the University of Zaragoza. Currently, 4 more PhD thesis are being supervised. At present, he is a Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters, a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports and the Journal of Complex Networks, and Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Prof. Moreno also belongs to the Executive Committee and Council of the Complex Systems Society (CSS), to the Board of the NetSci Society and to the Future and Emerging Technology Advisory Group of the European Union’s Research Program: H2020. Besides, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the WHO Collaborative Center “Complexity Sciences for Health Systems” (CS4HS), whose headquarters is at the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, Canada. He is the elected Vice-president of the Complex Systems Society and Member of the Board of the Network Science Society.
PhD Candidate at ENS Lyon
at Universidad de Granada
at Osaka University
Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University - School of Art, Design and Media & Complexity Institute
Dr. Andrea Nanetti's is a historian and entrepreneur by university education (Italy, France, Germany, Greece, USA). His main research project is EHM-Engineering Historical Memory, built at the intersections of humanities and data science/visualisation. He first theorized EHM as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University in 2007 and further developed it when he was Visiting Full Professor at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari in 2012. The project was awarded best conference paper at 2013 Culture and Computing (Kyoto, Japan), and has been funded, among others, by Microsoft Research (2014-2016). He lives with his family in Singapore where he is Associate Professor at the NTU School of Art, Design and Media. He also serves the academic field of heritage science as Vice-Director of the International Research Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation at Shanghai JiaoTong University, Senior Researcher at the European Centre for Living Technology of the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, member of the College of Professors of the graduate School of Architecture at the University of Florence, and in the Board of Directors of the Maniatakeion Foundation.
Research Professor at Boston University
Dr. Kenric Nelson is a Senior Principal Engineer with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and Research Professor with Boston University Electrical & Computer Engineering. At Raytheon he leads projects on sensor management, tracking, discrimination, and debris mitigation. At Boston University he is developing a novel approach to information theory for complex systems. He has multiple inventions applying non-additive information theory to improve the robustness of radar processing and enable efficient probabilistic computation. His academic training is in electrical engineering including a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University, a M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. degree from Boston University. His training in Program Management includes an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan and certification with the Program Management Institute. His research interests include machine learning, complex adaptive signals and systems, and sensor systems.
I play with complex systems and complex networks. I received a formal education in Computer Science (I got an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Catania, Italy), and a more informal hands-on training in variuos aspects of complexity science, consisting of a mixture of methods and tools from applied mathematics, statistical physics, numerical methods, social science. I am a Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. My research interests include the structural characterisation of complex networks (in particular of time-varying, multi-layer and interdependent networks), the study of dynamical processes on networks (mainly synchronisation, diffusion and random walks) and the application of network science to the understanding of social and biological systems, with a focus on cities and neural system
Catalina Obando Forero
PhD student at Institute Du Cerveau Et De La Moelle Épinière (ICM)
Post-Doc, PI at Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University
I graduated in theoretical physics (as a part of Interdisciplinary Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences programme) and took my doctorate at the Jagiellonian University. At the moment I am a postdoc at the Department of Theory of Complex Systems, I am supervised by prof. Maciej A. Nowak and I collaborate with prof. Z. Burda in a Maestro grant Interdisciplinary applications of random matrix theory. I conduct grants financed by the National Science Centre of Poland: Sonata 9, titled Application of the complex systems theory in multidimensional fluctuation analysis of human brain EEG signals (grant no. 2015/17/D/ST2/03492) and Preludium 5, titled Statistical foundations in detection of modular structures in complex networks (grant no. 2013/09/N/ST6/01419). My Phd studies (2009-2013) were funded from the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (Fundacja Nauki Polskiej www.fnp.org.pl), the project Dynamical systems on complex networks within the Jagellonian University International PhD Studies in Physics of Complex Systems (http://www.mpd.if.uj.edu.pl). I have been awarded the scholarship for PhD students for outstanding achievements by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2013. My research interests are in general: synchronisation, epidemic modelling, percolation theory, complex networks (community detection), natural language processing (computational stylistics) and translation.
Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
He studied physics at the TU Dresden (Germany) and obtained a PhD in theoretical physics in 1995. From 1995 to 2000, he was a postdoctoral researcher at MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as a research fellow at the University of Zürich on mainly on the time series analysis of EEG data. Since 2004 he is senior researcher at the MPI MIS. He is working on several aspects of complex systems theory, such as information decomposition, complex networks, game theory and formal models of communication with a focus on data analysis.
Research Scientist at UNICEF Office of Innovation
at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
at Idaho State University
J. B. Owens is Research Professor of History and Director of the Geographically-Integrated History Laboratory at Idaho State University (USA). He is currently completing a book on nonlinear dynamics and the emergence of cooperation in a social environment characterized by seemingly endemic violence and other conflict. Although this situation appears common in the contemporary world, the book deals with southeastern Spain from the late 15th to the mid-17th century. Owens has treated nonlinear dynamics and the political system in an earlier book, _"By My Absolute Royal Authority": Justice and the Castilian Commonwealth at the Beginning of the First Global Age_, which argues that perceptions of royal judicial administration shaped the degree of collaboration with the Crown by the kingdom's politically important groups. The abstract and critical comments about this book are available at the URL: http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=6555 Owens is also working on a second book in which he explains the high levels of cooperation in smuggling networks during the period 1550-1570. Although goods were moved between Central Europe and the Americas, the book focuses primarily on the kingdoms of Castile and Valencia and the Duchy of Milan. This work has been supported by fellowships from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as by several grants from Idaho State University. Owens’ interest in human cooperation and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for historical research led him to create a multidisciplinary, multinational research project for the European Science Foundation’s EUROCORES (European Collaborative Research) Scheme’s program “The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading” (TECT; 2007-2010). The title of his project was “Dynamic Complexity of Self-Organizing Cooperation-Based Commercial Networks in the First Global Age” [acronym: DynCoopNet]. His participation was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Award Number SES-0740345 ($394,000; 2007-2010). Subsequently, Owens was the lead Principal Investigator (PI) for a collaborative research project entitled “Understanding social networks within complex, nonlinear systems: geographically-integrated history and dynamics GIS” [acronym: SOCNET], administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI). In support of the project for four years, NSF provided $1,761,897, of which Idaho State University’s portion was $1,290,704 (OCI-0941371) and that of the University of Oklahoma was $471,193 (May Yuan, PI; OCI-0941501). The award was part of NSF’s Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) program.
Staff Research Scientist at ENEA - Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
Dec 2012 - present, Staff Research Scientist, ENEA · Frascati Research Centre, Frascati (Italy) --- Mar 2011 - Feb 2012, Lecturer (Professore a contratto), Sapienza University of Rome · Faculty of Engineering; Department of Statistical Sciences, Rome (Italy) --- Sep 2010 - Dec 2012, Researcher, Italian National Institute of Statistics, Rome (Italy) --- Mar 2009 - Aug 2010, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (IEF-FP7), CERN · Theoretical Physics Unit (TH), Geneve (Switzerland) --- Sep 2007 - Feb 2009, Postdoctoral Fellow, CERN · Theoretical Physics Unit (TH), Geneve (Switzerland) --- May 2007 - Aug 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Zeuthen, Germany · Theory Unit, Zeuthen (Germany) --- Jun 2006 - Apr 2007, Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz · Institute of Nuclear Physics, Mainz (Germany) --- Mar 2005 - May 2006, Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron · DESY - T Theory Group, Hmburg (Germany) --- Jan 2000 - Feb 2005, Computer Scientist, "E. Fermi" Research Center, Rome (Italy) --- Sep 1999 - Dec 1999, Research Grantholder, INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Rome II, Rome (Italy) --- EDUCATION: Oct 1999 - Mar 2003, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Physics Ph.D., Rome (Italy) --- Oct 1992 - Oct 1998, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Physics Laurea, Rome (Italy)
senior researcher at Institute of Computer Science, Czech Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Network Science Institute, Northeastern University
My name is Evelyn (Evangelia) Panagakou and I am a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University (Boston), at the Network Science Institute, at the MOBS Lab lead by Prof. Alex Vespignani. Before this I had been a postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University, at the Nonlinear Dynamics Lab lead by Prof. Irving Epstein. My work there was related to pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems and on coupled chemical oscillators. I am also a visiting research fellow at the Open University (UK) as a member of the Etoile team lead by Prof. Jeff Johnson. I hold a PhD in Physics from the University of Athens (Greece) and I had been a member of the laboratory of Statistical Physics and Complex Dynamical Systems (National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece) where I worked on synchronization phenomena in lattices of coupled oscillators under the supervision of Dr. Astero Provata, Prof. F. Diakonos and Prof. D. J. Franzeskakis. I also hold a M.S. in Applied Mathematics (University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, USA) and a B.S in Physics (University of Athens, Greece).
Research Leader at ISI Foundation
Juan Carlos Pascual
Proffesor at Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW), México
Physist and Chemical Engineeer as ungraduate, with posgradute studies in MBA and Complexity In México, Spain and UK. With more than 25 years in the Business arena as ejecutive positions now back into the Academic and Research comunity. Focus in Economic and Social application of Complex Science in bussines and goverment. Begining to form a Complexity Studies lab in the Incarnate Word University in México and promote the studies in this fields in the spanish speaking comunity. ------------------------------------------------For this year elections in the CCS Council, i would like to participate since i have been partipating in the last 3 year Conference and wouls like to help in the 2017 Mexico Conference. I would like to represent the view of the business and goverment and active pomote in Latin America the Complex Systems Society, and make a ware of the impact for the business, social, economic, and environmental problems we are facing in the Latin region and how Complexity Science could be the path to follow in this century
PhD Student at I.S.I. Foundation
I am a PhD Student in Applied Mathematics at Politecnico di Torino, and I work with the "Mathematics & Foundation of Complex Systems" research group at the I.S.I. Foundation in Turin. I got my Master degree in Mathematics at University of Torino in April 2013. My current researches focus on developing new topological approaches to complex networks and their underlying geometry, combining analysis of experimental data and theoretical modelling.
PhD Candidate at University of Southampton
Senior Researcher at National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
- Senior Researcher, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia (since 2008); - Associate Researcher and Visiting Professor, IFISC - Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2008/09 and 2009/10); - Senior Researcher, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Tartu University, Estonia (April 2006-December 2007); - Associate Researcher, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, Germany (May 2005-April 2006); - Associate Researcher, Dep.of Physical Chemistry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany (Jan.-Apr. 2005); - Associate Researcher, Laboratory of Computational Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (September 2000-December 2004); - Stock Controller at Procter&Gamble, Italy (January 1999-September 2000); - Secondary school mathematics and physics instructor, Rome, Italy (1997/98); - Post-Doc, Department of Chemistry, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy (1996/97); - INFM Associate Researcher; - PhD, Department of Physics, University of Perugia, Italy (September 1993); - Civil Servant, Town Hall Registry Offices, Casina (RE), Italy (October 1988-September 1989); - Master in Physics, University of Rome La Sapienza (November 1987);
Professor and Department Head, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam
Philipp Pattberg is professor of transnational environmental governance and policy at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in the study of global environmental politics, with a focus on climate change governance, biodiversity, forest and marine governance, transnational relations, public-private partnerships, network theory and institutional analysis. Pattberg’s current research scrutinizes institutional complexity, functional overlaps and fragmentation across environmental domains (http://fragmentation.eu/).
Assistant Professor at Arizona State University
Head of School, UCD School of Sociology at University College Dublin
at University of Maribor
Postdoc Researcher at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
María Pereda is a postdoctoral researcher at University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) in the mathematics department and in the multidisciplinary group for complex systems, GISC. She works in the IBSEN project (from Individual Behavior to the Socio-tEchnical maN), which aims to build a repertoire of human behavior in large (+1000 people) structured groups using controlled experiments. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, specialised in Electronics in 2006, and Degree in Industrial Organisation Engineering (with distinction) in 2008, both at the University of Burgos. She got Master’s Degree in Research in Process Systems Engineering in 2010 and PhD in Process Systems Engineering at University of Valladolid in March 2014 (with distinction). Her PhD research work pursued to apply different artificial intelligence techniques to an automatic control problem: the control of a wastewater treatment plant. Afterwards, she did her first postdoctoral research period (2 years) at University of Burgos, studying the emergence and resilience of cooperation in ancient societies using complex systems methodologies. Her major research interest is the study of complex systems and the discovery of patterns and unpredictable behaviours. The main methods of her research so far have been Modelling, Machine Learning, Game theory and Network theory. Find out more in her personal website https://sites.google.com/site/mperedag/
Senior Lecturer in Network Science at Greenwich University
Nicola Perra serves as Senior Lecturer in Network Science in Business School of Greenwich University in London, UK. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Cagliari, Italy in 2011. In 2009 he joined the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University as a Research Associate. From September 2011 until August 2014 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Technical Systems at Northeastern University. From September 2014 until July 2015 he served as Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. His research focuses on human dynamics, dynamical processes on complex networks, big-data analytics, and mathematical/digital epidemiology. His research has been published in 40+ peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books chapters receiving 1630+ citations (Google Scholar). He is the editor of the forthcoming book Social Phenomena: From Data To Models (Springer, 2015), and the organizer of several workshops on human dynamics, social modeling and temporal networks hosted in major international conferences in Physics, Network Science, and Computer Science.
Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology
Post-Doc at ISI Foundation
For the past years, I have been a researcher in the “Mathematics & Foundation of Complex Systems” of ISI Foundation in Turin where, I dabble some would say with remarkable luck and a pinch of skill in network science and algebraic topology approaches to complex systems, especially the brain. Previously, I received my PhD from Imperial College London working on the interplay between information and dynamics on complex networks and —pretty much in a previous life— I got my MSc in Theoretical Physics (with capitals, because my MSc thesis was about the time when the Universe went kaboom).
Principal investigator at CNRS
Current Position: CNRS research director, director Laboratory BioEmergences, USR3695 Selected Publications: Faure, E. et al. A workflow to process 3D+time microscopy images of developing organisms and reconstruct their cell lineage. Nature Communications, 2015 Rizzi B, Peyrieras N. Towards 3D in silico modeling of the sea urchin embryonic development. J Chem Biol. 2013 Sep 13;7(1):17-28. Review. Mikut R, Dickmeis T, Driever W, Geurts P, Hamprecht FA, Kausler BX, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ, Marée R, Mikula K, Pantazis P, Ronneberger O, Santos A, Stotzka R, Strähle U, Peyriéras N. Automated processing of zebrafish imaging data: a survey. Zebrafish. 2013 Sep;10(3):401-21. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2013.0886. Epub 2013 Jun 12. Rubio-Guivernau JL, Gurchenkov V, Luengo-Oroz MA, Duloquin L, Bourgine P, Santos A, Peyriéras N*, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ*. Wavelet-based image fusion in multi-view three-dimensional microscopy. Bioinformatics. 2012 Jan 15;28(2):238-45. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr609. Epub 2011 Nov 9 Olivier N, Luengo-Oroz MA, Duloquin L, Faure E, Savy T, Veilleux I, Solinas X, Débarre D, Bourgine P, Santos A, Peyriéras N*, Beaurepaire E*. Cell lineage reconstruction of early Zebrafish embryos using label-free nonlinear microscopy. Science. 2010 Aug 20;329(5994):967-71. doi: 10.1126/science.1189428 Cursus: 2002 Habilitation Paris XI University (Paris) 1990-1991 Graduate in Epistemology and History of Sciences: Paris VII University (Paris) 1984-1986 PhD in BioChemistry (PhD director: François Jacob, Institut Pasteur): Paris VI University (Paris) 1983-1984 Graduate in BioChemistry, Major: “Structure and Fonction des Protéines” Paris VI University (Paris) 1982-1983 Master in BioChemistry: Paris VII University (Paris) 1979-1982 Bachelor in BioChemistry: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (Paris) 1977-1979 “Classes préparatoires” Lycée Saint Louis (Paris, France)
at University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor of Complex Systems and Networks at Politecnico di Milano
Carlos Piña García
Postdoc at UNAM
I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Computer Sciences Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). My research involves gathering social media information and the quantitative analysis of data in social networks. This research is carried out together with Carlos Gershenson and Jesús Siqueiros. We are especially interested in regional and global activity in terms of tweets and the development of new methods for collecting and analyzing data. I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Essex at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. My Thesis: "Sampling Online Social Networks through Random Walks" was supervised by Professor Dongbing Gu. During my Ph.D. studies, I was an exchange student at the Beijing Institute of Technology ( 北京理工大学).
at University College London
at Imperial College London
Joao Pita Costa
Researcher at Institute Jozef Stefan
Post-Doc at Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Unité Mixte de Recherche en Santé 1136
I received a PhD in physics at the University of Padova (Italy) in Mar 2009 with a thesis on physics of biopolymers entitled Solvent induced interactions in biopolymers: origin of secondary motifs. From Feb 2009 to December 2013 I was Post Doc researcher at the Computational Epidemiology Laboratory, ISI Foundation, Torino (Italy). Currently I work at the research unit 1136 of INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) in Paris. My current research work applies tools of statistical physics and complex systems to epidemiological problems. I am interested on how human demography, mobility and behavior impact the propagation of emerging infections. How do traveling patterns, journey duration and difference in travel frequency affect local mixing and transmission of influenza-like diseases? How do the mobility of individuals and their space distribution determine dominance/co-dominance regimes in case of multiple interacting strains of the same pathogen? Besides these fundamental research questions, I study real epidemic events, like the MERS-CoV epidemic, the Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean and the Western Africa Ebola outbreak.
Professor at Université PARIS 1
Postdoc at University of Amsterdam
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Science in the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter M.A. Sloot I am formulating a theory of information processing in complex systems, more specifically, systems with complex networks of interactions. My goal is to use information theory as a universal language to describe the behavior of such systems. In particular, I believe it may provide a bridge between microscopic and macroscopic information, and may express causal relations. This can be used to characterize the behavior of a system as a whole in terms of local dynamics. I obtained the Ph.D. in Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, the M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A., and the B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Pennsylvania State University
Professor at Politechnic of Milan
at Kiel Institute for the World Economy
PhD student at Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw
Researcher at IFISC (CSIC-UIB)
Jose obtained the PhD in Physics at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain in 2002. He then held two postdoctoral positions at the University of Oporto (Portugal) and Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Afterwards, he has worked as researcher at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, for four years, and holds now a Ramon y Cajal research position at the IFISC in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. His interests lie in the application of concepts and theories from complexity to social systems. This includes the analysis of new sources of ICT data to characterize and model communication, mobility, information and disease spreading and land use patterns in geographically extended systems. He has authored 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is academic editor for PLoS ONE and Scientific Report.
Professor at Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Interested in animal social behavior, using complex systems theory to understand how social structure emerges from individual behavior and interactions.
Researcher at University of Geneva
PhD Student at ETH Zurich
My name is Xiaolong Ren (任晓龙). I am currently a PhD student at Computational Social Science (COSS), ETH Zurich. My supervisor is Dirk Helbing. Before joining COSS, I received my master degree from Hangzhou Normal University supervised by Prof. Linyuan Lü, joint training with the University of Fribourg supervised by Prof. Yi-Cheng Zhang. My research interests lie in Network Science and Computational Social Science, including: -> Identifying influential users in social networks (aka “node centrality” in complex networks), -> Information spreading (such as prediction, acceleration, suppression, and competition, etc.) in social networks.
PhD Student at University of Southampton
Hi, I'm Valerio, and I am a PhD student at University of Southampton. I primarily work on computational finance, and I especially love to try to make sense of market anomalies by studying financial markets as complex systems, using a combination of agent-based models, complex networks, and common sense. My background is quite interdisciplinary, and it includes Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics. Even now, my work is carried out with three different research groups, from finance to computer science. Before starting the PhD I was working as a financial modelling consultant, and I still enjoy getting my hands dirty by taking projects from industry, either as a consultant or as part of a research project. Beside work, I can't miss a Juventus game and need to eat pasta everyday. For more details, please visit my webpage www.valerio.rest
at St. John Fisher College
Managing Member at OntoPilot LLC, Educe LLC
60+ years in systems and software. Fellow, International Council on Systems Engineering. Experienced in government, industry, commerce and education applications. Inaugural leader of GE-wide workshop in software engineering which grew to 2500 participants. Product Manager, MULTICS and CP6, Honeywell Large Systems. Revitalized product development in the Edelbrock Corp., led a turn-around of Ascent Logic Corp. and helped establish the Object Technology Practice in the IBM Consulting Group. Since retirement he has mentored several high tech startups and turn-arounds, co-authored patents concerning set-theoretic processing of conditional graphs, and co-founded OntoPilot LLC in software integrity assessment technology and Educe LLC to accelerate learning of ages 4 to 84. Earned a B.A., Emporia State University, Kansas.
Assistant Professor at Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Associate Professor at Institute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE), Tohoku University
Martin Robert is Associate Professor at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He teaches biological sciences at the FGL International Undergraduate Program including fundamental courses in cell biology and biochemistry and another course that merges principles of physiology and systems biology. In addition, Martin is actively pursuing research on the metabolic function of E. coli. His interests are centered on functional enzyme genomics using metabolomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics tools and the metabolic response of E. coli during adaptive evolution. He is also interested in the dynamics of metabolic function and the complex simplex perspective for the biology of this bacterium. Martin obtained his B.Sc. (1990) and PhD. (1996) in biochemistry from McGill University in his native Montreal, Canada. This was followed by postdoctoral training (1996-2001) in a private pharmaceutical research institute, part of the Chugai-Roche group near Tsukuba, Japan where he worked on cellular aging and cytokine receptors. He also worked as project manager at Euroscreen, a biotech company in Brussels, Belgium (2001-2002). Before joining the faculty at Tohoku University in 2013, Martin was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, a pioneering institute part of Keio University in Japan, the oldest private university in the country. Martin is also concurrently guest lecturer at Yamagata University and affiliate member at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University.
Postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre
Juan's research questions are oriented towards understanding emergent patterns, from critical transitions in ecological systems to collective action in society. He studies cascading effects of regime shifts, that is, whether the occurence of a regime shift in a particular ecosystem will change the likelihood of other regime shifts in far away ecosystems. He is also interested in developing methods to identify resilience surrogates. Juan is ecologist by training and holds a PhD in Sustainability Science. Juan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (Swedish Royal Academy of Science) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University). He is also visiting scholar at Levin's lab at Princeton University and in the Collective Learning group at Media Lab in MIT.
Professor at Indiana University
Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He is director of the Complex Systems graduate Program in Informatics, member of the Indiana University Networks Institute, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is also the director of the Computational Biology Collaboratorium and in the Direction of PhD program in Computational Biology at the Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia, Portugal. His research is on complex systems, computational biology, artificial life, embodied cognition and bio-inspired computing. He received his Ph.D in Systems Science in 1997 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. From 1998 to 2004 he was a permanent staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he founded and led a Complex Systems Modeling Team during 1998-2002, and was part of the Santa Fe Institute research community. He has organized major conferences in the field such as the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife X) and the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2007). He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing, Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2015 after developing the complex systems training program and syllabi for several courses.
Full Professor at Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO)
Vincent Rodin is a full professor of computer science at the University of Western Brittany in Brest (France) since 2006. His research interests include image processing, multi-agent systems, and biological processes simulation. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science in 1993 from INP-ENSEEIHT at Toulouse and his HDR in 2004 from University of Rennes I.
at University of Michigan
Chair and Professor, Management at Walsh College
PhD student at University of Pisa
Giulio Rossetti is a PhD candidate at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa and a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDD-Lab), a joint research group with the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa. His research interests include big data analytics, dynamic networks analysis and science of success.
at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
"Céline Rozenblat researches are widely directed on the relations between evolutions of powers and values and networks dynamics into systems of territories. In order to develop these topics in a comparative point of view, she built many large database on European cities and on networks since 1987. In particular, the question of comparizon was extremely delicate for European cities and she produced with Pumain and St-Julien, Cattan """"the concept of cities in Europe"""" for Eurostat (1991). She built since 1990 representative database on located multinational firms networks leading her to deal with territorial dynamics and actors' strategies in the same time. This duality obliged her to rethink multi-level approaches in geography, largely inspired by sociology of networks and physics. Diachronical and dynamic studies supply materials to develop spatial and dynamic models, simulations and vizualisations."
Full Professor at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Professor Emeritus at The Open University
3rd year in Ph.D. course at Kyoto University
I studied theoretical physics as undergraduate course in university and theoretical particle physics for two years in graduate school before becoming interested in econophysics. In order to shed light on this new discipline, I started to learn about complex systems related to materials science and economics while collaborating with Irena Vodenska, assistant professor in Boston University during my three months stay in 2013. I studied a bipartite network of banks and assets built using Japanese banks' balance-sheet data, which simulation results can detect most of actual bankrupted banks during a banking crisis in Japan.
Associate Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Marta Sales-Pardo (Barcelona, 1976) graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona in 1998, and obtained a PhD in Physics from Universitat de Barcelona in 2002. She then moved to Northwestern University, where she first worked as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008, she became a Research Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute with joint appointments in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. In 2009, she accepted her current posistion as an Associate Professor in the Departament d'Engineyria Química at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. In 2010 she received a James MacDonnell Foundation Award and in 2012 she received an ICREA Acadèmia Award from the Catalan Goverment.
Research Director at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation
As the lead for the Smart Grid research program at Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, my focus is on grid integration, solar resource mapping and forecasting, demand-side management, and energy policy and economics. From 2003 to 2014, I was Chief Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in the US. While at PNNL, I led research grants on security and emergency response (Department of Homeland Security, DHS), modeling the scientific workforce (National Institutes of Health, NIH), gene network prediction in stroke (NIH), and science of science and innovation policy (National Science Foundation). From 2007 through 2011, I directed a four-year advanced research program at PNNL on predictive analytics focused on security, energy and environmental applications. In 2004-2005, I headed a consortium of five national laboratories that established the Motivation and Intent thrust area at DHS and led the PNNL team in this effort through 2009. Prior to joining PNNL, I worked as R&D Director in the private sector, providing strategic vision, competitive intelligence and leading the development of new products. From 1998 to 2000, I served as a senior consultant at the European Commission, overseeing research consortia and organizing promotion, consultation and dissemination events. While at SHARP Laboratories of Europe from 1992 to 1998, I led the development of new products in the area of Machine Translation and Information Management, and was principal investigator on several projects funded by the European Union. Prior to 1992, I worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Cognitive Science (University of Edinburgh, UK) and the Computer Laboratory (University of Cambridge, UK), doing applied research in Computational Linguistics.
Maxi San Miguel
Prof. at Universitat Illes Balears
Post Doc Researcher at ISC (Institute for Complex Systems), CNR
Since October 2013, I am a post-doc researcher at ISC-CNR, Institute for Complex System, where I work on Economic Complexity and Networks. I got my Ph.D. in String Theory in January 2013, with supervisor dr. Alessandro Tomasiello, at the University of Milan Bicocca, while I graduated with a thesis in Cosmology in April 2009 at the University of Florence, with Massimo Pietroni, from Padua University, and Domenico Seminara, from Florence University. All these works have been published on international journals, as well as other papers during my Ph.D. years. I was invited speakers for a international conference and I participated to several international conferences and schools as contributed speakers
FWF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Vienna
From 2009 to 2012 Tatsuya Sasaki worked at the Evolution and Ecology Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria. He was a participant in the 2008 IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program, and returned to IIASA in May 2009 to continue his research on co-evolution of cooperative investment and voluntary participation in public goods games. In December of 2012, he accepted a second appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna to investigate the emergence of sanctioning institutions with Prof. Dr. Karl Sigmund. Since June of 2014, Tatsuya has started the project "Joint evolution of indirect reciprocity and voluntary participation" supported by Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P27018-G11. Tatsuya's work lies at the application of mathematics to biology and social sciences. His primary interests include evolutionary dynamics, evolution of cooperation, liberty and openness, origin of sociality (norms, institutions, etc.), and conflict resolution. Tatsuya graduated from Osaka University in Japan in 1996 with a master's degree in complex algebraic geometry (supervisor: Kazuhiro Konno) and a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Following graduation he joined Okazaki Shinkin Bank, Japan, where his work was mainly involved with risk management. From 2004 to 2009 Tatsuya participated in a PhD course covering information systems science at Soka University (supervisor: Tatsuo Unemi), Japan, where he studied the evolution of cooperation numerically and analytically, and in spring of 2010, received his doctorate degree.
at Autonomous University of Mexico City
Actuarian from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Master on Complexity Science from the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM). My profesional career has focused on data analysis to measure and evaluate government policies, specially regarding children's rights.
Professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York
Hiroki Sayama is a Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems (CoCo), at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Information Science, all from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He did his postdoctoral work at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His research interests include complex dynamical networks, human and social dynamics, collective behaviors, artificial life/chemistry, and interactive systems, among others. He is an expert of mathematical/computational modeling and analysis of various complex systems. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings papers and has edited ten books and conference proceedings about complex systems related topics. He is the author of "Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems" (Open SUNY Textbooks, 2015), a free e-textbook on complex systems modeling and analysis.
Research fellow at CNR
Antonio Scala holds a Master degree in Physics and Computer Science at the University of Napoli "Federico II" and a PhD in condensed matter Physics at the Boston University. He is now research professor of physics in the CNR Institute for Complex Systems at the University of Roma "La Sapienza", associate professor at IMT Alti Studi Lucca and research Fellow at LIMS the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. His main skills are Statistical Physics and Computational Physics; he has published papers on percolation, disordered systems, pattern formation, metastable liquids, glassy systems, energy landscapes, protein folding, complex networks, event-driven algorithms, Brownian simulations for hard-bodies, complexity in economics, network medicine, power grids, self-healing networks. His current research topics are complex infrastructural networks and computational social science.
Assistant Professor at University of Vermont
I am a mathematical biologist and an Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Vermont Complex Systems Center. My research focuses on understanding disease as an emergent process and improving public health surveillance. Our group, the Emergent Epidemics Lab, approaches these topics by investigating questions at the intersection of biology, behavior, and disease. Through collaboration with laboratory, field, and public health researchers, the mathematical and computational models we develop are interrogated with novel experiments, evaluated on new data sources, and applied to public health problems. Our surveillance research, for example, is done in close association with state, national, and international public health agencies and has led to substantive changes in surveillance practices. I believe this type of collaboration between scientists and public health decision makers is critical for efficient, effective outbreak preparedness and response. Beyond disease, the group's research has also focused on a broad range of topics, including animal movement and group dynamics; traffic routing; the effects of environmental toxins on behavior and neural biology; and models of spatiotemporal variation in tree density and fruiting phenology.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica ed Informatica (DIEEI), Catania (Italy)
I was born in Siracusa, Italy, in 1981. I received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering, from Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. I hold a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering at the same department, under the guidance of Prof. Aurelio La Corte, in 2012. During the Ph.D. I attended severe schools and conferences on complex systems. I made an internship at Computer Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of Cambridge (UK), under the supervision of Prof. Pietro Liò, with whom I've been collaborating since 2011. Currently, I work as postdoctoral researcher at DIEEI, University of Catania. Continuing to collaborate with the University of Cambridge and other Universities, my scientific outputs falls on my research topics. I have an interdisciplinary approach to research and my interests include bio-inspired models, social networks, multilayer networks, epidemic models, human behaviours, game theory, complex systems, data mining, ICT.
Professor in Law & Computer Science at Leiden University Law School, Centre for Law in Digital Society (eLaw@Leiden)
Aernout Schmidt served (still obligatory at the time) as reserve marine officer (1964-1966) before reading law at Utrecht University (1966-1972), supporting his law education and his budding family by being a professional programmer on the side, at various Dutch universities (Utrecht, GU Amsterdam, Leiden 1969-1985). In 1985 he initiated the then new department for law and computer science, which later became eLaw@Leiden. Since 2003 full professor in Law & Computer Science, since 2010 emeritus, also at Leiden University. As can be traced in his publications (http://l-m-d.net/aernout/selected-publications-online/), his main scientific interests focus on discovering and understanding the evolution of legal mechanisms, and how their resiliences and efficacies can be influenced by social practices. His current projects (often with his former PhD student, dr. Kunbei Zhang) look at what added value complexity theory may provide to legal theory and practice – especially where the objects for regulation are complex adaptive (networked) systems. —— Since 2010 is Aernout of counsel of Corvers Procurement Services and participates e.g. in peer reviews and tenderboard quick scans. Since 2012 he is also of counsel of SCHMDT advocatuur. Since Augustus 2014 he is the only executive of dotLegal.net publishing, which bases its business model on producing material under public licenses.
Consultant at World Bank
2015 Ph.D. Economics University of Maryland, College Park Specialization: institutional economics, political economy, behavioral economics, computational economics 2010 Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School 2007 M.A. in Economics Central European University Specialization: institutional economics, classical and evolutionary game theory 2000 M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences Department ETH Zurich Specialization: physics, chemistry, philosophy of science and science studies
at University of Essex
Luis F Seoane
Postdoc Affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physicist and Computational Neuroscientist by training, I received my PhD at the Complex Systems Lab of the Pompeu Fabra University. There I worked with Ricard Solé on the connections between Multi Objective (or Pareto) Optimization and its connections to Statistical Mechanics. We also applied our theoretical findings about optimality and critical phenomena to a series of systems including complex networks, communication codes, or evolutionary dynamics. Currently I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and work as a postdoc at the MIT with Max Tegmark. We research the physics of intelligent systems and are interested in the meeting point between physics and cognition.
Executive MBA Student at MIT Sloan School of Management
Research Scientist at Arizona State University
Post Doctoral Student at University of São Paulo (USP)
PhD in Computer Science, conducting research in the following areas: Biodiversity Informatics, Social Network Analysis, Interaction Networks and Bioinformatics. CV: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1572277575298913
Research Officer at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jonathan Sim is a Research Officer in Nanyang Technological University, under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. He is currently directing the production of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Confucian Philosophy with the Dean of the College. He is also involved in an international project exploring the cultural and conceptual barriers separating East and West, finding ways to navigate or overcome such barriers to avoid future conflict between the two cultures. One such project involves exploring the ways in which Complexity Science and Classical Chinese Thought could mutually enrich each other. While Jonathan is a specialist in classical Chinese philosophy, his research interest and knowledge extends widely into many other fields, such as the comparative study of both the Chinese and Western philosophical traditions, ethics, philosophy of science, the history and philosophy of technology, and philosophical issues pertaining to Complexity Science. With his broad knowledge on the various fields in philosophy and his ability to clearly explain complex issues, Jonathan has been invited regularly to speak about issues from a philosophical perspective at events, and to teach philosophy in schools. He was recently invited to speak on the ethical and societal impacts of emerging technologies at the Financial Times Smarter World Summit (2015).
at Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' di Bologna
Roberta Sinatra is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Complex Networks Research (CCNR), Northeastern University. She is a theoretical physicist working at the forefront of network science, developing novel theoretical methods and analyzing empirical data sets on human behavior and biological processes. Her research projects span topics as diverse as random walks and human mobility on networks, to quantifying human behavior during cooperative games by EEG measurements. Currently, she spends particular attention on the analysis and the modeling of information and dynamics that lead to the collective phenomenon of success. Roberta completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics at the University of Catania, Italy, and spent time as a visiting research student at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), at the Imperial college and at the Queen Mary college in London (UK), and at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). She has won several awards and grants, in particular a 2-years fellowship for post-doctoral studies in complex systems by the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
J Mario Siqueiros-García
Researcher at IIMAS - UNAM
I am an Anthropologist and I have a PhD in Philosophy of Biology. I am interested in almost anything related to complex systems, complex social networks and culture. The projects I am current working have to do with the evolution of culture in the context of social-ecological systems couplings, transformations for sustainability and, rituality & prosociality.
Assistant Professor at Trinity College
at Research conducted outside the official affiliations
Manager of Technology Transfer Department of the National Center for Nuclear Research Świerk and Project Manager for the Science and Technology Park Świerk. PhD in theoretical physics, between 1982 and 1993 worked at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of 56 research papers, cited over 400 times. Since 1993 he has been a member of management teams of several high-tech companies, both international (Silicon Graphics Inc. Network Appliance Inc., Fujitsu-Siemens Corporation, Bull) and Polish (ATM S.A., Optimus S.A., Solidex S.A.). His tasks included sales management , marketing and project management. Since June 2012 he has joined the National Center for Nuclear Research with the task of managing the technology transfer processes and management of commercialization efforts. The experience gathered during the 20 years of commercial career cover many aspects, including human resources management, financial planning, sales management and general understanding of the decision processes in commercial environments. This is especially important in the context of efficient cooperation between the research communities and industry – the differences in language which is used by both communities is one of the most important factors slowing down or inhibiting successful commercialization. This experience complements the understanding of methods typical for research processes, with their inherent risks and uncertainties, as well as practical aspects of doing science. Recent research interests include Agent Based Models of social systems, with particular attention to opinion change dynamics as well as modelling of the research processes itself.
Research fellow at The Open University
http://www.davidrodrigues.org/ Research Fellow at The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom I'm a member of the Centre for Complexity and Design, The Open Complexity Centre and a member of Complex Systems Society. Some of my interests are in Social Networks, Synchronization Phenomena, Symmetry, Community Detection, Cellular Automata, Emergence and Stigmergy Projects I am/was involved: 2012/2015 TOPDRIM: Topology Driven Methods for Complex Systems (Researcher, Editor) 2011/2014 étoile: Enhanced Technology for Open Intelligent Learning Environments (Consultant, developer, tester) 2009/2012 ASSYST: Coordination Action for the Complex Studies in Europe. (Programmer, Editor) 2011 - Member of the Programme Committee of the European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS'11 Vienna, Austria. 2011 - Organizer of the 3rd 'PhD Research in Progress' Workshop at ECCS'11, Vienna, Austria. 2010 - Young Researchers Session at ECCS'10 (Co-organizer) 2010 - European Conference on Complex Systems 2010 (Organising committee) 2007/2008 ISEG: Epilepsy crisis detection. (Researcher) 2006/2007 - FA-UTL: Digitizing of an early XXth century magazine. (Researcher / Consultant) 2007 - CPD/FA-UTL: De.:SID survey on Design in the Portuguese industry (Researcher / Consultant) 2005 - IST-UTL: “Nanofiltração para a purificação e concentração de caldos de ácido clavulânico” (in Prof. Ana Maria Figueiredo Alves team). (Researcher)
Assistant Professor at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Tiziano Squartini is a physicist, working from November 2015 as an Assistant Professor at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, in Lucca (within the NETWORKS Research Unit). He was born in 1983 in Siena, where he graduated in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Physics and defended his PhD thesis ("Information-theoretic approach to the analysis of complex networks") in 2011. During the biennium 2012-2013 he was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Lorentz-Institute for Theoretical Physics (Leiden, NL) under the supervision of Diego Garlaschelli. From January 2014 to October 2015 he was Postodoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems UOS Sapienza in Rome, under the supervision of Luciano Pietronero. His research activity focuses on complex networks theory, both on the development of novel theoretical models and on their application (mainly to financial and economic systems). He currently collaborates with the Supervisory Policy Division of the Dutch National Bank. Other research interests concern statistics, statistical mechanics and brain networks.
at Universitat de Barcelona
I am currently starting a position as McDonnell postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Barcelona (Spain). I received a PhD in Physics at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) in October 2014, defending the thesis "Time-varying networks approach to social dynamics: from individual to collective behavior", under the supervision of Prof. Romualdo Pastor-Satorras. I hold a Master degree in theoretical physics, completed at the University of Pisa (Italy), in October 2010. I am interested in the analysis and modelling of empirical data of social dynamics, and the study of dynamical processes unfolding on time-varying networks. I also studied the emerging of collective phenomena in static networks.
PhD student at University of Southampton, UK
I am currently a Postgraduate Researcher at the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton. I am also an Alumnus of the Santa Fe Institute and a Physics/Maths Teaching Assistant. My background is in mathematical physics but my current research focuses on multiplex network models applied to real-world systems such as language and ecosystems. I have an analytical problem-solving mindset, I like working as a part of a team but I am also quite independent research-wise. I do enjoy Physics and Complexity for their intrinsic multidisciplinarity, I like teaching in terms of getting/sharing knowledge.
Associate Professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
After studies in theoretical physics (B.Sc. 1994 and M.Sc. in 1998, all from University of Zagreb in Croatia) he obtained Ph.D. in technical sciences - mechanical engineering in 2003. Currently work as Head of the Chair at Department of Quality - Faculty of Mech. Eng. & Naval Arch. - University of Zagreb. Initiator of "Describing Systems", the Croatian national middle-school annual competitions about systems science. Competition was launched in 2006 and for the last several years it is official competition funded by government. Founder and current president of Croatian Interdisciplinary Society, devoted to promotion of complex systems-based researches. The Society is member of the International Federation for Systems Research, http://www.ifsr.org. Editor-in-chief and initiator of scientific journal "Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems", http://indecs.eu, the full articles of which are online freely accessible for readers. Editor-in-chief and initiator of a popular-scientific journal in Croatian language "Sustavi" (Systems, http://www.sustavi.net).
Associate Professor at Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
Cédric Sueur is Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) at the University of Strasbourg since 2011. He is mainly working on animal behaviour and specifically on social networking and decision-making in animal groups at the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (Department of Ecology, Physiology and Ethology). Cédric Sueur is at the head of a network entitled “Social Network Analysis in Animal Societies” linking about sixty scientists.
Research Scientist at Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "G. Galilei", University of Padova
I am a research scientist at the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics and I am funded by a grant dedicated to the support of innovative and excellent research activities proposed by young scientists. My work focuses on research at the interface of ecology, hydrology and complex systems under an theoretical framework provided by statistical mechanics. It addresses a wide range of related topics, including ecosystem organizations, ecological networks, stochastic modelling of ecosystems dynamics and hydrological processes, sustainability and ecosystems services. In particular we look for any ubiquitous patterns or universal scaling behavior in real systems, that are signals of emergent order despite the variety and complexity of the systems involved. I address the above and related topics from a comprehensive framework that include data mining, theoretical modeling (both computational and analytical) and statistical analysis.
at Kyushu Institute of Technology
Chargé de Recherche (CR) at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Ana Teixeira de Melo
Post-Doctoral research fellow at University of Coimbra
Ana Teixeira de Melo is a psychologist. She holds a Phd in Clinical Psychology obtained from the University of Coimbra. She received her Master degree from the University of Minho and her degree in Psychology from the University of Porto, under the specialization of Youth and Adult Counselling. Her main field of interest is Family Psychology, with a special focus on the the family's positive development and its relation to individual development and change. She has dedicated her research and practice to studying family processes as well as developing and testing diverse forms of family interventions and training programs for professionals. She is the author of prevention programs such as "Searching Family Treasure" or integrated approches focused on supporting multichallenged families such as the "Integrated Family Assessment and Intervention Model". In the last years, her research has focused the adaptation processes of multichallenged families with children and change processes in cases of children at-risk or experiencing neglect or emotional and physical maltreatment. More recently, she has focused her research in the family as a complex system and the investigation of natural and therapeutic positive change and developmental adaptation processes. She is interested in exploring human change and development in general, with a central focus on processes related to the family, as a complex system. She is currently studying, naturally occurring and therapeutic family change and adaptation processes, exploring coupling properties and patterns as central features of the family's self-organization associated with positive change, emergent happiness, and love as a special self-organized positive coupling pattern and organizer of positive family functioning and adaptation In the future, she hopes to explore multiple levels of coupling and coordination between family members and the neurophysiological correlates and processes underlying the love patterns and their positive effects regarding the whole family level and the individual levels of functioning, development and adaptation. She also hopes to address the complexity of the multi-layered network or configurations of family couplings and their relation to family and family-related individual change, development and adaptation. She is interested in issues of Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science(s). She is also interest in integrative conceptualizations of Human Development and in Research Methods to investigate Human Complexity and Change Processes. Other websites with personal/professional information and CV: https://coimbra.academia.edu/AnaTeixeiradeMelo https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Teixeira_De_Melo http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=7580766433475470 http://www.ces.uc.pt/investigadores/index.php?action=bio&id_investigador=996&id_lingua=2
Marijn ten Thij
at University of Torino, Italy
Pietro Terna is a retired professor of the University of Torino (Italy), where he was a full professor of Economics. His research work is in the fields of (i) artificial neural networks for economic applications, (ii) social simulation with agent-based models (where he has been pioneering the use of Swarm, www.swarm.org), and (iii) simulation of enterprises and organizations behavior, also in the financial domain, with studies on systemic risks with co-authors of the Italian Central Bank. He has prepared a new agent-based simulation tool in Python (Swarm-Like Agent Protocol in Python), SLAPP, deriving it from the Swarm project, at https://github.com/terna/SLAPP/.
Research Lead at Monash Injury Research INstiture / Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research
I studied Physics at the Univeristy of Torino, Italy, where I completed my Masters’ Degree in 2007 with a thesis in statisitical physics about "Nucleation in the three dimensional Ising model". The following year I entered the PhD program in Physics of the Politecnico of Torino. In 2009, I joined the Computational Epidemiology Laboratory at the ISI Foundation, where I completed my PhD studies under the supervision of Vittoria Colizza. In Februray 2012 I successfully defended my PhD dissertation titled "Modelling human mobility and the large-scale spatial spread of infectious diseases". From April 2012 until March 2013 I held a joint appointment between the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and the ISI Foundation to work on mathematical network models for emerging infectious diseases. Since April 2013 I am a junior researcher at the Institute for Scientific Interchange.
at BBVA Data & Analytics
Research Engineer at Universidad de Chile / Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Head of LUPT at University fo Naples Federico II
1985, he is the Director of the LUPT Interdepartmental Research Centre. Within the LUPT Centre he is the head of Smart and Green cities research unit, co-manages the CRIS Cluster di Ricerca sull’Innovazione Sostenibile, leads the Europe Direct Information Centre established under the funding of EU DG Comm and the High Observatory on the Policies of Europe (HOPE). He has managed relevant national projects (e.g. OR.C.HE.S.T.R.A. - ORganization of Cultural HEritage and Smart Tourism and Real-time Accessibility; COMMUNISTATION -System for integrated and collaborative communication during environmental emergencies) and European projects, such as SURE SEARCH - Structured empirical analysis for convergence regions: identifying success factors for consolidated growth (ESPON 2013 Programme Priority 2) and HIDDEN - Hidden Innovation Initiatives for SMEs (Programme MED Priority Axe 1: Strengthening innovation capacities Objective 1.2). He promotes several international agreements, among these are: MoU with UN-Habitat (World Urban Forum 6; AGGI Gender Unit), Spanish Government, AlexBank (Egypt).
PhD student at Aeronautics Institute of Technology
postdoc at Universitat Rovira i Virgili
I was born in Torino, Italy, on February 13 1988. I got my MSc in theoretical physics from the University of Torino in 2012, and then move to Paris, France for my PhD at Vittoria Colizza's lab, at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Alephsys lab in Tarragona, Spain, directed by Alex Arenas. My research focus is the spread of diseases on time-evolving networks. I combine data-driven and analytical approaches to assess the vulnerability of networks to disease introduction and persistence, and evaluate the impact of prevention and containment strategies. I deal with a wide range of diseases and real-world networks, ranging from airborne human diseases spread to face-to-face interactions, to animal diseases carried around by livestock movements. @eugeValdano
Visiting Professor at University Pompeu Fabra
I am a Visiting Professor in the Degree of Biomedical Engineering at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) and member of the Complex Systems Lab and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. I hold a Degree in Informatics Engineering and a PhD in Applied Physics by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). My long-term research goal is to understand the design principles and evolutionary dynamics of living and artificial systems. I have 15-years of expertise in the areas of complex systems and computer simulation and I have published more than 48 peer-review related articles in network science, systems biology, collective intelligence and technological and cultural evolution. Recently I was elected member of the Complex Systems Society (CSS) Council (2016-2018). I was involved in the three major IST FET FP6 projects in Complex Systems (PACE, ECAgents and DELIS). I am currently coordinating the project CLUSTECH (Detecting Emerging Technologies in Innovation Networks), funded by the Spanish Agency of Science and Technology.
Sander van der Leeuw
Director and Professor at Arizona State University
After holding academic positions in Amsterdam, Cambridge (UK) and Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne I), Sander van der Leeuw is the emeritus dean of Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. He was trained in archaeology and medieval history at the University of Amsterdam. An expert in the role of invention, sustainability, and innovation in complex adaptive systems, he coordinated interdisciplinary research projects on long-term environmental issues and human-nature interactions for the European Union. A native of Holland, he is a corresponding member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences and an external Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. In 2012, UNEP named him the “Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation” for his work on human-environmental relations.
Erik van der Linden
Professor of Physics and Physical Chemsitry of Foods
Marieke van Duin
Jeroen van Lidth de Jeude
PhD student in Economic Networks at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Economic Networks @ IMT lucca (before I was at the center for complexity science at Warwick University) imtlucca.it/jeroen.vanlidth
Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Science
My lab is interested in the general area of biological complexity. Specifically, how living entities, from cells to complete organisms, sense complex environments and guide their motion in response to the sensory information. We are currently looking at large bacterial swarms as well as chemotactic search by mobile robots as model systems to understand some of the issues connected to this topic.
PhD at Imperial College London
Professor at Eötvös Loránd University
at Institut Pasteur
As of now, I am a postdoctoral researcher in CNAM (Paris), studying recommender systems. Before that, I have been a PhD student in the ComplexNetworks team, under the supervision of Matthieu Latapy and Clémence Magnien, in Paris. In the last two years, I have participated to the "Fête de la Science", a national french initiative for scientific vulgarisation, and been in the organizing committee of the MARAMI 2014 conference. I am also part of the organisation committee of ASONAM 2015. (http://complexnetworks.fr - http://tiphaineviard.com). My research focuses on the modelling of streams of interactions (contact networks, email networks, IP traffic...) and anomaly detection in such streams.
Postdoc fellow at Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, National Research Council (CNR)
I got my Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at La Sapienza University in Rome (January 2006). My present research focuses on statistical mechanics of complex systems At the moment, I am studying the emergence of cooperative behaviours in structured populations, the role of gossip and reputation in human relationships, models of cognitive opinion dynamics and problems of shape equilibrium of cell membranes (in collaboration with Alessandro Taloni and Stefano Zapperi from IENI-CNR, Milan) . I am also doing experimental studies of real cognitive networks (in collaboration with Franco Bagnoli and Andrea Guazzini from CSDC - Florence).
I specialise in agent-based simulation modelling. My career to date illustrates how questions of complex systems, networks, adaptation and emergence can take one across many disciplinary boundaries, the main points being a BA Philosophy at Cambridge, Operational Research at Southampton and then Warwick, and Post-doc in Sociology at Surrey and most recently I was a Senior Scientist in the Geography Department at LMU, Munich. I am currently based in the Cambridge region, UK. My book with Nigel Gilbert, "Simulating Innovation: Computer-based tools for rethinking innovation", was published in 2014 by Edward Elgar Publishing. This surveys simulation models of diffusion of innovations, organisational learning, academic publication, technological evolution and the emergence of innovation networks. My replications of the models in Netlogo or Excel/VBA can be downloaded from the project website: http://www.simian.ac.uk/resources/models/simulating-innovation. My current research interests include models of innovation, collective intelligence or knowledge, and sustainable resource use in industrial ecosystems.
assistant professor at wageningen ur
My main interest is adaptive water management. I assess robust land and water management strategies and evaluate barriers and opportunities for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in regional policy. Recent work uses adaptation turning points and pathways as concepts for assessing and communicating the implications of climate change. An adaptation turning point is reached when the performance of the current management approaches drops below a decisive level. Adaptation pathways are sets of measures and decisions to be implemented progressively, depending on how the future unfolds. Projects include supporting the Delta Programme for the Netherlands (www.deltacommissaris.nl) and the Bangladesh Delta Plan (http://bangladeshdeltaplan2100.org), the CARPIVIA project on vulnerability and adaptation in the Carpathian region (www.carpivia.eu) and the Mau Mara Serengeti (MaMaSe) Sustainable Water Initiative in Kenya.
Associate Professor at University of Bristol
Associate Professor of Complexity Sciences, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol; PhD: Physics, Uppsala University; Uppsala, Sweden (2004). Title: Core-Hole Dynamics and Eletronic Structure of Ozone. Postdoctoral Fellow: Santa Fe Institute; Santa Fe, NM (2004), University of California Davis; Davis, CA (2004-2006), Visiting Research Professor, Lund University (2010); Assistant Professor of Complexity Sciences (2007 - 2016), University of Bristol
Researcher/Ph.D. Student at Living Systems Research and IMRCP, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse
I am a phycisist working in the field of physical chemistry. Specially I'am intersted in nonlinear dynamics and oscillatory chemical reactions, like for example the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, which is our main research topic at Living Systems Research, where we currently investigate the complex dynamics of a closed semi-stirred Belousov Zhabotinsky oscillator. I am currently also doing a PhD in chemistry at the IMRCP lab in Toulouse on the self-organization of an oil drop on the surface of a surfactant-containing aqueous solution, which is my main topic at the moment.
Project manager and Masters student at Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality, Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University
Currently working part time at the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality, Institute for Water Research at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. I manage various projects (administration and finance) for Professor Carolyn (Tally) Palmer. I am also doing a part time Masters in water governance, institutions and complexities of community participation through the Environmental Education department at Rhodes University.
G. Cigdem Yalcin
Assistant Professor at Istanbul University, Physics Department
She is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Istanbul University. She obtained Ph.D in physics from Istanbul University in 2010. Her research fields are based on nonlinear dynamics and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. She is the co-author of research papers in journals including Physics Letters A (with Prof.Dr.Christian Beck), Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (with Prof.Dr.Yani Skarlatos, Prof.Dr.K.Gediz Akdeniz) and PNAS (with Prof.Dr.Alberto Robledo, Prof.Dr.Murray Gell-Mann). She is pesently the symposium coordinator of the Nonlinear Science Working Group in Turkey. www.nonlinearscience.org She has accepted a position at the Santa Fe Institute’s Complex Systems Summer School in 2017.
Assistant Professor at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Taha Yasseri is a Research Fellow, Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. He graduated from the Department of Physics at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2005, where he also obtained his MSc in 2006, working on localization in scale free complex networks. In 2007, He moved to the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he completed his PhD in Complex Systems Physics in 2010. Prior to coming to the OII, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, working on the socio-physical aspects of the community of Wikipedia editors, focusing on conflict and editorial wars, along with Big Data analysis to understand human dynamics, language complexity, and popularity spread.
I am a Ph.D candidate working under the guidance of Prof. Louis J. Dubé at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. We study both the classical theory of complex systems (e.g. stochastic growth processes) and modern subjects such as complex networks. I focus on the spectral theory of complex networks / graphs, it's connection with random matrix theory, and community detection.
Professor of Marketing at University of Western Sydney
Louise is the Professor of Marketing at the University of Western Sydney and the `university of Southern Denmark. Her research focuses on the evolution of social and business networks - using a range of methods to capture time and change.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
I am scientist whose research interests lie at the cross-roads between neuroscience and the theory of complex networks. I am particularly interested in understanding behaviour from a global and integrative perspective. I studied theoretical physics at the University of the Basque Country, Spain, and biophysics at the University of Oulu. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Potsdam, Germany, I currently work at the Center for Brain and Cognition of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Principal Researcher at Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute
Principal Researcher at Innaxis, graduated in Aeronautical Management at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and PhD from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. With more than 80 published peer-reviewed contributions in international conferences and journals, he has vast experience in complex systems and data mining research. He understands both the theory and the application and has collaborated with scientists from all over the world. His main topics of interest are Complex Networks, Data Science and its application to several real-world problems, similar to modelling and understanding the aviation system or mining complex data sets.
Full professor at University of Milano
Stefano Zapperi is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Milano. He is group leader at the ISI foundation in Torino and recipient of an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He obtained a Ph. D. from Boston University in 1998. After a postdoctoral fellow at ESPCI, Paris, he obtained a tenured research position at the University of Roma “La Sapienza” and then at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is member of the editorial board of JSTAT. He organized nine international workshops and symposia on applications of complex systems to materials science and biomedicine and was invited to be part of the scientific committee of several international conferences. In 2007, he acted as the secretary of the International Conference on Statistical Physics (STATPHYS 23). In 2004 he received the Marie Curie Excellence award. He is an expert in the statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium complex systems and has worked in fracture, plasticity, friction, magnetism and quantitative biology. In 2014, he has been named Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland.
PhD student at Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization
Undergraduate researcher at Harvey Mudd College
I am currently an undergraduate at Pomona College interested in complex systems science as it relates to and describes biology. I work for Professor Matina Matasci-Donaldson in the Social Insect Behavior Lab at Harvey Mudd College (http://hmcbee.blogspot.com/). Specifically I am interested in the dynamics of social insect colonies, how colony behavior is regulated through individual interactions and limited information. The question of how a colony remains responsive and resilient in a chaotic environment, while remaining energetically efficient, is at the root of my current interest. We are currently developing experiments with turtle ants (Cephalotes varians) and how colony behavior is regulated through individual interactions.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and fellow member of the Laboratory of Computational Social Science (CSSLab) coordinated by Walter Quattrociocchi at IMT Lucca, Italy. I come from a background in Computer Science and I received my PhD in Computer, Decision and Systems Science from IMT Lucca in November 2016. My research is based on a interdisciplinary, cross-methodological approach and focuses on information and misinformation spreading, social dynamics, and the evolution of collective narratives on online social media. I collected several papers on the topic, both with Italian and International co-authors. My results have been included in the Global Risk Report 2017 of the World Economic Forum and have been widely covered by the media (among the others: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg View, The Guardian, Phys.org, Le Scienze, Pour La Science, El Pais). I was an invited speaker at Brain Awareness Week 2017 @SISSA, Wissenswerte 2016, Festival delle Comunità e del Cambiamento 2016, International Journalism Festival 2016.