Iacopo Iacopini

Iacopo Iacopini

JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Network and Data Science (CEU)

Biography

I am a physicist with a strong interest in applied sciences. My research deals with Complex Networks, Data Science and their application to the study and modeling of social and urban systems.

I am a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Network and Data Science, Central European University.

Previously, I received my PhD from the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, where I worked within the Complex Systems and Networks Research Group under the supervision of Vito Latora. I also worked at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University, under the supervision of Alain Barrat, and at the Urban Dynamics Lab of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL, under the supervision of Elsa Arcaute. I collaborated with the Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Group (QMUL) as part of the LoBaNet project. I spent part of my PhD at The Alan Turing Institute (London) as part of the enrichment doctoral scheme. Previously, I worked at the ISI Foundation in Turin within the Data Science and Mathematics & Foundation of Complex Systems groups. Before, I was Data Science Intern at UN Universal Postal Union in Bern.

Interests

  • Complex Networks
  • Complex Systems
  • Science of Cities
  • Computational Social Science

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics

    Queen Mary University of London

  • MSc in Physics of Complex Systems

    University of Turin

  • BSc in Physics

    University of Bologna

Publications

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(2022). Simplicially driven simple contagion. in arXiv.

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(2022). Non-selective distribution of infectious disease prevention may outperform risk-based targeting. in Nature Communications.

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(2022). Social contagion on higher-order structures. Higher-Order Systems.

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(2022). Group interactions modulate critical mass dynamics in social convention. in Communications Physics.

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(2022). Social interactions affect discovery processes. in arXiv.

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(2022). Influential groups for seeding and sustaining nonlinear contagion in heterogeneous hypergraphs. in Communications Physics.

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(2021). The physics of higher-order interactions in complex systems. in Nature Physics.

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(2021). The structural architecture of international industry networks in the global economy. PLoS One.

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(2021). Simplicial contagion in temporal higher-order networks. Journal of Physics: Complexity.

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(2021). London in lockdown: Mobility in the Pandemic City. .

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(2021). On the dual nature of adoption processes in complex networks. In Frontiers in Physics.

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(2020). Interactive discovery processes on complex networks. In Physical Review Letters.

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(2020). Networks beyond pairwise interactions: structure and dynamics. In Physics Reports.

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(2020). Multilayer modeling of adoption dynamics in energy demand management. in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

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(2019). The brokerage role of small states and territories in global corporate networks. In Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy.

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(2019). Using Foursquare data to reveal spatial and temporal patterns in London. NetMob 2019.

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(2019). Evaluating the impact of PrEP on HIV and gonorrhea on a networked population of female sex workers. arXiv.

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(2019). Simplicial models of social contagion. in Nature Communications.

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(2018). The role of tax havens and offshore financial centers in Asia-Pacific networks: evidence from firm-subsidiary connections. In Asian Business & Management.

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(2018). Network dynamics of innovation processes. In Physical Review Letters.

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Experience

 
 
 
 
 

JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow

Central European University

Jun 2021 – Present Vienna
Department of Network and Data Science
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Aix-Marseille Université

Oct 2020 – Mar 2021 Marseille
Centre de Physique Théorique
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Lecturer

City, University of London

Sep 2019 – Sep 2020 London
Department of Mathematics
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

University College London

Mar 2019 – Sep 2020 London
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Fellow

Queen Mary University of London

Jan 2019 – Aug 2019 London
School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
 
 
 
 
 

Enrichment Doctoral Student

The Alan Turing Institute

Oct 2017 – Oct 2018 London
 
 
 
 
 

Postgraduate Research Student

Queen Mary University of London

Sep 2016 – Feb 2021 London
Complex Systems and Networks Research Group
 
 
 
 
 

Computational Support Assistant

Queen Mary University of London

Sep 2016 – Dec 2018 London
Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics Research Group
 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

ISI Foundation

May 2016 – Sep 2016 Turin
Data Science Lab - Mathematics & Foundation of Complex Systems Group
 
 
 
 
 

Data Science Intern

United Nations - Universal Postal Union

Sep 2015 – Apr 2016 Bern

Activities

Teaching


I’ve been Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, for the course:

  • 2019/2020 Mathematics for Economists (MA1202).

I’ve been teaching Network Science at the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science (QMUL):

  • 2018/2019 Network Modeling and Performance (ECS724U/P).

I’ve been Teaching Assistant for the following courses at QMUL:

  • 2016/2017 Introduction to Statistics (MTH4106/MTH4206).
  • 2016/2017 Network Modeling and Performance (ECS724U/P).

Referee Activity


I’ve been a reviewer for the journals:

Chaos, EPJ Data Science, Physical Review E, Scientific Reports, PLoS One, Europhysics Letters, Frontiers in Physics, Chaos Solitons & Fractals, IEEE Control Systems Society Conference, Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Online Social Networks and Media.

Scholarships, Grants & Awards


  • 2021 CSS Emerging Researcher Award, Complex Systems Society.
  • 2020 JSMF Postdoctoral Fellowship, James S. McDonnell Foundation.
  • 2019 Postgraduate Research Fund, QMUL.
  • 2017 Travel Grant for the Symposium on The Future of Urban Networks Research, Ghent University.
  • 2017 Turing PhD Enrichment Scholarship, The Alan Turing Institute.
  • 2017 Travel Grant for the Summer School on Methods for Computational Social Science, GESIS.
  • 2016 Research Studentship Queen Mary Principal’s Award, QMUL.

Conferences, Schools and Symposia


  • Oct 2021 Conference on Complex Systems 2021

    Lyon, FR.

  • Jul 2021 Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference

    Indiana University, US.

  • Sep 2020 NetSci 2020 International Conference on Network Science

    Rome, IT.

  • Sep 2019 Conference on Complex Systems 2019

    Singapore, SG.

  • Sep 2019 Workshop on Higher-order Interaction Networks: Dynamics, Structure, Data

    Oxford, UK.

  • Jun 2019 Complexity 72h Workshop

    Lucca, IT.

  • May 2019 European Physical Society (EPS) Conference on Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

    Stockholm, SE.

  • Apr 2019 MoN18 Eighteenth Mathematics of Networks meeting

    Oxford, UK.

  • Mar 2019 CompleNet 19 International Conference on Complex Networks

    Tarragona, ES.

  • Oct 2018 2nd Network Science Workshop

    London, UK.

  • Sep 2018 Conference on Complex Systems 2018

    Thessalokini, GR.

  • Jun 2018 NetSci 2018 International Conference on Network Science

    Paris, FR.

  • Feb 2018 BIFI International Conference 2018 on Complexity, Networks and Collective behaviour

    Zaragoza, ES.

  • Sep 2017 European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science

    London, UK.

  • Sep 2017 Symposium on The Future of Urban Networks Research

    Ghent University, BE.

  • Jul 2017 Summer School on Methods for Computational Social Science

    Sant’Antioco, IT.

  • Jun 2017 Cambridge Networks Day 2017

    University of Cambridge, UK.

  • Jan 2017 Mathematics and Economics of Energy Markets

    National Grid, Wokingham, UK.

  • Oct 2015 UN Conference on Global Addressing

    UPU, Bern, CH.

  • Nov 2015 UN Global Conference on Trade facilitation

    UPU, Bern, CH.

Contact

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