Current Activities

Professor in Econophysics and Social Physics
Complex Systems Institute CSI
Department of Economics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ghent University, Belgium


Luis at Nydala Lake, Umeå, Sweden, at 1pm in January 2008

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Education and Past Work

2019: Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy

2019: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Greenwich, UK

2018 - 2019: Lecturer in Network Science, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK

2017 - 2018: Researcher, Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden

2013 - 2017: Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

2013 - 2016: FNRS Research Fellow, Mathematics, University of Namur, Belgium

2011 - 2013: FSR Research Fellow Academie universitaire Louvain & EU Marie Curie Action, Engineering Mathematics, University of Louvain, Belgium

2011: PhD Theoretical Physics, Umeå University, Sweden

2007: Master Applied Physics (Computational Physics), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Scholarship Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

2005: Bachelor Physics (minor in Informatics), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Main Research Interests

My research involves diverse topics and methodologies with a focus on complex systems and network science. I mostly work with methods and modelling, and frequently in collaboration with applied researchers, particularly medical doctors (public health), computer scientists (information visualisation and machine learning), sociologists (social networks, sampling hard-to-reach populations), and mathematicians (mathematical epidemiology, data analytics).

Main research topics:

- Computational modelling of dynamic processes on networks, e.g. epidemics, random walks, opinions
- Algorithms for network data analytics
- Agent-based modelling
- Modelling of temporal or time-varying networks
- Data analytics using networks, statistics, time series, (some) machine learning
- Visualisation of temporal or time-varying networks
- Sampling of hard-to-reach populations, both methods and applications (data collection)
- Focus on social, economic and health systems, e.g. sexual and social (communication and contact networks) Human/animal networks.


Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil

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