Prof. Yamir Moreno

Prof. Yamir Moreno

BIFI & ISI foundation

Short Bio
Prof. Yamir Moreno (Havana City, 1970) 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.

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 150 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 11400 (19900) citations, h=43 (53) according to ISI WoK (Google Scholar), including the most cited Physics Reports of the last ten years (Complex Networks and their applications, Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 3900+ citations). Prof. Moreno has supervised 8 undergraduate and 8 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 Boards of Scientific Reports, Applied Network Science and Journal of Complex Networks, and Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Prof. Moreno is the elected President of the Complex Systems Society (CSS) and also belongs to its Executive Committee and Council. He is also the Vice-President of the Network Science Society and a member of the Future and Emerging Technology Advisory Group of the European Union’s Research Program: H2020. Besides, he belongs 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 a Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation (ISI), Turin, Italy since 2013.

See also COSNET Lab

 
Prof. Ángel Sanchez

Prof. Angel Sánchez

UC3M & BIFI

Short Bio
Anxo Sánchez (Ourense, Galicia, Spain, 1964) got his M. Sc. in 1987 and Ph. D. (Special Award) in Theoretical Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1991. He was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship for a stay at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1993-1994). Nowadays, he is a Full Professor at UC3M since 2009, and one of the founders of the Interdisciplinary Group for Complex Systems (GISC). He serves also as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Mathematics and was distinguished by the UC3M with an Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching (2004) and for Young Researcher Excellence (2009). He has been Co-Director of an International Graduate School, Universität Bayreuth (2000-2004). His research activity is focused on diverse aspects of complex systems science. His most recent projects have to do with applications of Physics and Mathematics to social and biological sciences. He has published more than 140 scientific papers in refereed, international journals receiving more than 2800 citations (Hirsch index h=30). He has been invited to speak at over 40
national and international conferences and he has been the Principal Investigator in 17 projects (Spanish Government, Regional Government of Madrid, NATO and the oil company Repsol). He has also been a member of the Management Committee of two COST Actions funded by the European Science Foundation and a Chairman of the Spanish Thematic Network “Dynamics and collective phenomena in socio-economic systems”, supported by the Ministry of Education (2009-2010). Prof. Angel Sánchez has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Statistical Physics Group (2001-2006) and an evaluator in the VI and VII Framework Programs of the European Union (Marie Curie, NEST and FET). Currently, he is an evaluator of several Spanish and international agencies in United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Chile, Venezuela and Flanders (Belgium). He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of different Journals (JSTAT, PLoS ONE, etc) and a reviewer for over 20 journals (Nature, Phys. Rev. Lett., PLoS ONE, Sci. Rep., Europhys. Lett, Phys. Rev. E, J. Econ. Behav. Org. and J. Theor. Biol.)

Prof. José A. Cuesta

Prof. José A. Cuesta

UC3M & BIFI

Short Bio
He was born in Girona, Spain, in 1964 and moved two years later to Madrid, where he has been living since then. Prof. J. Cuesta graduated in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1987 and got the PhD in Physics in 1992 at the same university. Since then, he has been working at the Department of Mathematics of the University Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M) where he was appointed as an associate professor in 1995. Nowadays, he is a full professor of Mathematics and his research field is Statistical Physics. For a long period, he applied density functional theory to the analysis of complex fluids (liquid crystals, mixtures, colloids, etc.) but, although he is still doing some work on this subject, his interest on it has been gradually fading away. During a short period, when he moved to University Carlos III (UC3M), he also worked on semiconductor theory, a research that he discontinued too many years ago. Nowadays, his current interests are focused on the Theory of Complex Systems, both
biologically and socially motivated, game theory, and evolutionary dynamics. Prof. J. Cuesta is a member of the Interdisciplinary Group of Complex Systems (GISC), a research group gathering people from Departments of Physics and Mathematics at several universities and whose main objective is the study of Physics of Complex Systems. Since March 2012, he is also a member of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza. He has almost 100 publications in different peer reviewed journals and his most cited scientific article on game theory is: “Evolutionary game theory: Temporal and spatial effects beyond replicator dynamics”, Physics of Life Reviews 6 (4), 208-249, with more than 180 citations up to now. Prof. Cuesta has been involved in different regional and international scientific projects during his career and he has been a reviewer for several recognized scientific journals.

Carlos Gracia- Lázaro

Post-doctoral fellow: Carlos Gracia-Lázaro

BIFI

Short Bio
Post-doctoral fellow, Carlos Gracia-Lázaro, was born in Getxo, a city near Bilbao, Spain (October 1970) and moved to Zaragoza in 1974 where he has lived ever since. After several years working in the City Council of Zaragoza, he attended National Distance Education University of Spain where he obtained the BS in Physics in 2006. Thereafter, he got his MSc in Physics and Physical Technologies from University of Zaragoza and some years later, the PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at the Department of Condensed Matter Physics of the same university (2012), with a thesis entitled “Dynamics and Collective Phenomena of Social Systems”. Since then, he is a member of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza, where currently works as a research fellow in the Complex Systems and Networks
Lab (COSNET). His research interests are mainly focused on Evolutionary Game Theory, Social Dynamics and Complex Networks. On the other hand, his recent projects are specifically related to applications of Physics and Mathematics to Social Sciences and are aimed at uncovering and better comprehend the different mechanisms underlying social and economic behavior, including theoretical and experimental studies on cooperation in human society. Currently, researcher Carlos Gracia-Lázaro serves as a reviewer for several international scientific journals (Scientific Reports, Physical Review E, PLoS ONE, etc.) and has attended various conferences on the subjects related to his research field. Since 2011, he is the responsible for the analysis of data of the different experiments conducted to date on cooperation in humans.