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Professor Yamir Moreno


International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Professor Yamir Moreno got his PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude, 2000) from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, as a research fellow. He has been the head of the Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) since 2003 and is also affiliated to the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Zaragoza. He is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) and a member of its Governing Board and Steering Committee.

Yamir's research interests include 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 rumours propagation, game theory, systems biology of TB (Tuberculosis), the study of more complex and realistic scenarios for the modeling of infectious diseases, synchronization phenomena, the emergence of collective behaviour in biological and social environments, the development of new optimization data algorithms and the structure and dynamics of multilayer complex systems.

He has published more than 165 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. His research works have collected more than 12,267 citations with an h-index of 46 (as of June 2017, WoK 21,550+ and 56, respectively, as given by Google Scholar). He is co-author of one of the most cited physics reports of the last 10 years (Complex networks and their applications, Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 4,250+ citations, WoK).

Yamir has supervised eight undergraduate and eight PhD theses at the University of Zaragoza, and is currently supervising four more PhD theses. He has participated in more than 20 projects at local, national and European levels. He has also been the PI of five European Union projects, four of them since 2012. He is a regular reviewer for over 20 journals (including the Nature family journals, Science, PRL, etc.) and six research agencies, among which are the National Science Foundation of the USA, the French Research Agency and the Netherlands Research Agency.

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 the Journal of Complex Networks, and Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Yamir 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 these positions, he also belongs to the Advisory Board of the WHO Collaborative Center “Complexity Sciences for Health Systems” (CS4HS), whose headquarters is at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, Canada. He has been a Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation (ISI), Italy, since 2013, and External Faculty of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria, since 2017.