Born and raised in Tarragona, Catalonia, I did a major on Computer Engineering and a master on Artificial Intelligence in the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, located in the same town. There I was lucky enough to meet Prof. Alex Arenas and Prof. Sergio Gómez, who would become my (great!) PhD advisors. I defended my thesis on Complex Networks in February 2016, which was entitled From Community Structure to the Physics of Multiplex Networks. I was awarded with a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, an amazing award which allowed me to get on a plane and move to North Carolina, to work under the supervision of Prof. Peter Mucha, at the Department of Mathematics of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a postdoctoral researcher. Currently I'm working in Universitat de Barcelona, in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and UBICS (Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems), under the supervision of Albert Díaz-Guilera.

I'm interested in complex systems, with a special focus on problems suited to be represented with networks. I have experience working in Community Detection, Epidemic Spreading, Multiplex Networks as well as applying theoretical methods to real data, such as Neuronal Networks.


5-8 March 2018
I'll be in Boston for the 2018 edition of Complenet!

19 February - 2 March 2018
I'll go to Sao Paulo to participate in the school: School on Nonlinear Time Series Analysis and Complex Networks in the Big Data Era


17-29 September 2017
I'll be giving talks in CCS 2017 (Cancun, Mexico) and in LANET 2017 (Puebla, Mexico). See you there!

20 June 2017
I'm invited to give a talk in the NetSci 2017 Satellite "Information, Self-Organizing Dynamics and Synchronization on Networks", organized by D. Taylor, J. Sun and P.S. Skardal. You can check out the program of the satellite here. See you in Indianapolis!

24 April 2017
I moved back to Europe, to work in Barcelona @ UBICS (Universitat de Barcelona Institute of Complex Systems), and the Department of Physics of Condensed Matter, Universitat de Barcelona, under the mentorship of Albert Díaz-Guilera.

15 January 2017
I will be giving an oral presentation in NetSciX Tel-Aviv, in the parallel session "Epidemics and spreading processes", the 16th of January 2017 at 15:00. See the full program for the conference here.

15 December 2016
I won the award for women working in ICT called "Premi DONATIC Revelació 2016". Prize awarded by Tertúlia Digital, SmartCAT and the Generalitat de Catalunya.

31 August 2016
I will give a lecture on Epidemic Spreading on Networks at the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, held in Salina, Sicily, between 29-Aug and 03-Sept 2016.

16 July 2016
I will give a contributed talk at the SIAM Network Science Workshop, held in Boston during the 15 and 16 of July 2016.

30 May - 3 June 2016
I'll be in Seoul, Korea, for NetSci 2016, and I'll give a talk on Wednesday in the Multiplex session! Check out the program here.

March 2016
I'm moving to North Carolina, to start my postdoctoral training under the mentoring of Prof. Peter Mucha.

  1. Epidemic Spreading in Localized Environments with Recurrent Mobility Patterns
    C. Granell and P. J. Mucha.
    To appear in Physical Review E (2018)
    See in arXiV

  2. Case studies in network community detection
    S. Shai, N. Stanley, C. Granell, D. Taylor and P. J. Mucha.
    Submitted (2017)
    PDF Version - or - See in arXiV

  3. Detection of timescales in evolving complex systems
    R. K. Darst, C. Granell, A. Arenas, S. Gómez, J. Saramäki, and S. Fortunato
    Scientific Reports (2016)
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  4. The physics of spreading processes in multilayer networks
    M. De Domenico, C. Granell, M. A. Porter and A. Arenas
    Nature Physics (2016)
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  5. Information transfer in community structured multiplex networks
    A. Solé-Ribalta, C.Granell, S. Gómez and A. Arenas
    Frontiers in Physics, 3 (2015)
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  6. Benchmark model to assess community structure in evolving networks
    C. Granell, R. K. Darst, A. Arenas, S. Fortunato and S. Gómez
    Phys. Rev. E, 92, 012805 (2015)
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  7. Emergence of assortative mixing between clusters of cultured neurons
    S. Teller, C. Granell, M. De Domenico, J. Soriano, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    PLOS Computational Biology 10(9): e1003796 (2014)
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  8. Competing spreading processes on multiplex networks: awareness and epidemics
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    Physical Review E, 90, 012808 (2014)
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  9. Dynamical interplay between awareness and epidemic spreading in multiplex networks
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    Physical Review Letters, 111, 128701 (2013)
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  10. Structural patterns in complex systems using multidendrograms
    S. Gomez, A. Fernandez, C. Granell and A. Arenas
    Entropy 15 5464-5474 (2013)
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  11. Hierarchical multiresolution method to overcome the resolution limit in complex networks
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 22, 1250171 (2012)
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  12. Unsupervised clustering analysis: A multiscale complex networks approach
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 22, 1230023 (2012)
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  13. Mesoscopic analysis of networks: applications to exploratory analysis and data clustering
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 21, 016102 (2011)
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  14. Data clustering using community detection
    C. Granell, S. Gomez and A. Arenas
    International Journal of complex systems in Science, 1, 21-24 (2011)
    PDF Version

Send me an e-mail:  cgranell {AT} ub . edu
Alternative (stable) e-mail address: claragranell {AT} gmail . com

Note: my former UNC email address is not operative since March, 15, 2017. It doesn't respond with an Undelivered Status Notification Failure. Please re-send any important e-mail to my new address.

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Researcher id:  H-7837-2015

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For more information about my work, check out my (hopefully updated) Curriculum Vitae here.