Our Lab at Dept. of Physics of Univ. of Padua



CoMuNe Lab, June 2023

Valeria D'Andrea
   

I study the Dynamics of Complex Systems, with specific focus on Biological Systems. I use network theory, statistical physics, and data analysis tools to work on both theory and applications. My research interests include brain dynamics, neural networks, spreading processes, nonlinear dynamics and chaos
     

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   Non-tenured Assistant Professor (Ricercatore RTDa)   

      Tomas Scagliarini
   

I am a physicist from Italy working as a postdoctoral researcher. During my PhD, I worked on information theory and high-order effects in the fields of econophysics and neuroscience. Now in Padua my work focuses on modeling the behavior of network infrastructures in response to shocks due to climate instabilities and other catastrophic events (e.g. after an earthquake). In my spare time I enjoy cycling and biketouring.
   Postdoctoral Researcher    

Johannes Nauta
   

I am a postdoctoral researcher from The Netherlands who is interested in unveiling mechanisms that facilitate long-term stability of ecological systems. In particular, I want to know how organisms respond to changes in the environment and how these responses subsequently affect ecological network dynamics. Outside of research I thoroughly enjoy climbing, cooking, hiking and messing with my Emacs config.
     

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   Postdoctoral Researcher   

      Oriol Artime
   

Trained as a physicist at Univ. of Barcelona, I moved to IFISC (Mallorca) to pursue a PhD on complex systems. I use tools from network theory, statistical physics and stochastic processes to better understand complex systems in general, and models of social dynamics in particular.
   External Research Affiliate (U. Barcelona)   

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Arsham Ghavasieh
   

Theoretical physicist by training, I investigate multilayer networks as reliable frameworks for studying complex systems, from human brain to society. I am also interested in quantum gravity.
     
     External Research Affiliate (U. Ca Foscari)   


      Sebastiano Bontorin
   

I got my BSc in Physics at University of Trento in 2018. I am interested in the solution of complex computational problems, Biophysics and Network Science.
   External PhD Candidate (UniTN/FBK)    

Giacomo Barzon
   

I got my MSc in Physics of Data at the University of Padova and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience at the Padova Neuroscience Center. My main interests regard the study of the brain as an emblematic empirical complex system, using network structure and biologically inspired models of neural dynamics to investigate brain criticality and controllability, thanks to computational simulations and analytical tools mostly from statistical mechanics.
     
     PhD Candidate (UniPD) with LIPH Lab and FBK   

      Chiara Veronese
   

I am a PhD student in Physics at the University of Padova. During my Master's studies, I developed an increasing interest in Statistical Physics and Complex Systems. I study biophysical networks and their population dynamics.
   PhD Candidate    

Francesco Zambelli
   

I'm an PhD Candidate in Physics. I'm interested in statistical mechanics and its applications to systems biology and network medicine.
     
     PhD   

      Andrea Valsecchi
   

Physics Undergraduate student at UniPD. I am fascinated by the applications of machine learning and network theory in different disciplines.
   BSc Student   

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Vittoria Bettio
   

Interested in complex systems, I’m fascinated how these can be applied to many systems that regards humanity and its interactions. As my university experience has been heavily influenced by the recent pandemic, it was natural for me to further investigate how complex systems can help us in understanding epidemiology.
     
     MSc Student   

      Nicola Zomer
   

I am a master’s degree student in Physics of Data at the University of Padua, a recently born course that aims to provide students a high-level training in Data Science, while keeping a strong background in Physics. I am interested in the study of Complex Systems, using tools such as Network Theory, Machine Learning and in general Data Analysis techniques. In my spare time I enjoy training as a handbalancer.
   MSc Student    

Filippo Festa
   

I am currently a UniPd student attending the "Physics of Data" master's degree course. My interests range from the complex systems' world to the study of artificial intelligence and data analysis techniques. I am particularly fascinated by the application of these methods to the study of social phenomena.
     
     MSc Student   

      Riccardo Sbarbati
   

I am a student currently enrolled in the master’s degree course in Physics of Data at the University of Padova. During my academic years I have developed a strong interest in the study of interdisciplinary applications of Physics using Complex Systems and Network Science. I am particularly attracted to the possibility of implementing these tools in fields such as neuroscience and general medicine, encompassing both theoretical and computational approaches.
   MSc Student    

Luca Allegri
   

I am currently pursuing the Physics of Data master’s degree at the University of Padua. I am interested in complex systems, with a particular focus on biology and neuroscience. Specifically, I am interested in the study of the brain as a highly interconnected physical system that can be explored with tools coming from statistical mechanics, network science and dynamical systems.
     
     MSc Student   

      Mojtaba Roshana
   

I have a physics BSc with specialization in computational astrophysics. Fascinated by complex networks and machine learning, I'm currently pursuing an MSc in Physics of Data at Padua University. My interests lie in network science and complex systems.
   MSc Student    

Mahdy Vatankhahan
   

I completed my bachelor's studies in mechanical engineering, specializing in control systems. After gaining insights in engineering, I delved into my other interest, data science and AI. This led me to the Physics of Data program at the University of Padova. Along the way, I found complex systems interesting. Currently, I'm focused on network science and its applications in various fields.
     
     MSc Student   

      Tommaso Bertola
   

I am an enthusiastic Physics of Data master student interested in the wide range of phenomena that Complex and Dynamical Systems and Network Science theories aim to describe and model. In the late part of my studies, I became particularly fascinated by the interdisciplinary challenges that arise when these frameworks are applied to some aspects of social, medical, and biological fields with the aim of describing and understanding their characteristics behaviours through theoretical and computational techniques.
   MSc Student    

Zhang Zhang
   

I'm a visiting PhD student from Beijing Normal University. I'm working on modeling complex systems using machine learning techniques (especially deep learning). My research interests are in machine learning on networks. In addition, I am particularly interested in topics related to emergence.
     
     Visiting Scholar (PhD)   

Former Members/Visiting Scholars



Postdoctoral Researcher(s)


      Riccardo Gallotti
Postdoctoral Researcher


      Valeria D'Andrea
Postdoctoral Researcher

      Paolo Emilio Trevisanutto
Postdoctoral Researcher


      Massimo Stella
Postdoctoral Researcher


PhD(s)


      Giulia Bertagnolli
PhD
Thesis: Modelling the process-driven geometry of complex networks
Score: PhD cum laude


      Sebastian Raimondo
PhD
Thesis: Network models for large-scale human mobility
Score: PhD cum laude

      Barbara Benigni
PhD
Thesis: Exploring the interplay between the human brain and mind: a complex systems approach. Case study of Alzheimer’s disease
Score: PhD cum laude


      Arsham Ghavasieh
PhD
Thesis: Statistical Physics of Information Flow in Complex Interdependent Systems
Score: PhD cum laude


      Ivana Bachmann
Visiting Scholar (PhD)

      Obaida Hanteer
Visiting Scholar (PhD)


Research Scholarship(s)


      Arsham Ghavasieh
Research Scholarship

      Vittoria Bettio
Research Scholarship

      Giorgio Vittorio Visco
Research Scholarship


MSc Student(s)


      Sebastiano Bontorin
MSc Student
Thesis: Geometry of network-driven processes
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Clara Eminente
MSc Student
Thesis: Interplay between exogenous triggers and endogenous behavioral changes in complex contagion processes on social systems
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Angelo Valente
MSc Student
Thesis: Modeling non-local cascades in complex networks using Self-Avoiding Teleporting Random Walks
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Giorgia Casaccio
MSc Student
Thesis: Statistical data depth based measures for networks: dispersion and core-periphery structures
Score: 107/110


      Piergiorgio Castioni
MSc Student
Thesis: Critical behaviour of reaction-diffusion processes with different time-scales
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Chiara Veronese
MSc Student
Thesis: Quantifying the robustness of interconnected systems from their collective dynamics
Score: 110/110

      Francesco Zambelli
MSc Student
Thesis: Characterizing oncogenic features from protein-protein multilayer interaction networks
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Pavitra Batra
External MSc Student (IISER)
Thesis: Analysis of information dynamics in protein interaction networks across the tree of life

      Anna Bertani
MSc Student
Thesis: Characterization of social behavior dynamics in online social network during exceptional events
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Michele Puppin
MSc Student
Thesis: Connectomics meets bio-inspired computing: analysis of the complex interplay between network structure and function
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Alessandra Corso
MSc Student
Thesis: Analyzing statistical ensembles of neural systems: functional and structural brain networks
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Davide Maniscalco
MSc Student
Thesis: Critical phenomena in multiscale empirical reaction-diffusion systems, study and implementation
Score: 110/110 cum laude


      Arsham Ghavasieh
MSc Student
Thesis: Statistical physics of transport phenomena in complex multilayer systems
Score: 105/110


      Giulia Bertagnolli
MSc Student
Thesis: complex networks and statistical data depths
Score: 110/110 cum laude

      Bastian Heinlein
Visiting Scholar (Msc Student)


BSc Student(s)

      Vittoria Bettio
BSc Student
Thesis: Coupled dynamics of epidemic spreading on networks and pathogen evolutionary dynamics

      Lorenzo Gamba
BSc Student
Thesis: Reconstructing temporal dynamics in climate networks: an ensemble approach

Invited/Visiting/Collaborators