I am a Juan de la Cierva (Senior) Research Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), where I am part of the Alephsys group led by Alex Arenas

A (non-exhaustive) list of my research interests includes:

  • Structure and dynamics of complex systems, mostly modeled as multilayer networks
  • Information and other emergent behavior of complex systems (e.g., life, consciousness, collective intelligence)
  • Resilience of complex networks to random and targeted structural/dynamical pertubations
  • Information diffusion in (multilayer) systems
  • Information theory of complex networks
  • Advanced mathematical techniques for dimensionality reduction
  • Complex analysis of (big) data
My research on complex networks finds applications in systems biology, systems medicine, computational social sciences, computational epidemiology and data-driven policy making.

I am co-director of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks and member of the Complex Systems Society Council.


Call for PhD/Postdocs positions in my new Complex Multilayer Networks group at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento, Italy)


Research Topics

Prizes and Awards


2016
Junior Scientific Award
Complex Systems Society
For a numer of important contributions to the field of multilayer networks

2012
Bruno Rossi Prize
Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics
Best Italian PhD thesis in Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics

2016
Second Prize
DREAM Data Challenge

2012
First Prize
Orange D4D Challenge

2012
First Prize
NOKIA Mobile Data Challenge


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