PROJECTS

Socio-technological networks

Socio-technological networks stand as an unexpected outlook for observing real social processes. We can define an ICT mediated social distance encoding people's social attributes and technological aspects of ICT, which may help to design efficient and scalable information transmision protocols.


Systems biology

Study of disease vs healthy cell phenotypes, with a focus on cacer metabolism. In the log term, we aim at producing a whole-cell functional network integrating genome, proteome, and metabolism to mimic observed phenotypes and to predict cellular responses.


Economic networks

The gravity theory of trade flows is directly related with the connection probability we use in our hidden metric space models. We plan to map the world trade web according not only to geographic location but to actual aggregated barriers to international trade in the world.


Evolution of complex topologies

Complex adaptive systems are able to dynamically adjust their structural properties and to self-heal in the event of a failure. They are characterized by a variety of interacting components, generally interrelated by complex evolving topological patterns. Examples range from socio-technological infrastructures (ICT) to living cells, spanning across different scales in digital and physical domains. Our current understanding of their interaction patterns has experienced a dramatic boost thanks to the development of the new science of networks.


Mapping complexity

The essence of complexity is summarized by the old aphorism coined out more than two thousand years ago: “The whole is more than the sum of its parts” (Lao Tse, Tao Te Ching, VI BC; Aristotle, Metaphysics, IV BC