The Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) is part of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza, and is mainly devoted to investigate the laws governing the structure and dynamics of complex networked systems.
The group was constituted and introduced as one of BIFI’s research lines in 2003 by Dr. Yamir Moreno after returning from a postdoctoral stay at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. The main goal was to promote the scientific research in a promising subject with multiple applications to various scientific fields such as: synchronization phenomena, epidemic spreading, analysis of biological, economic and social systems, communication networks, etc. The group gradually took shape during the first years with the support and collaboration of other members of the Department of Condensed Matter and Theoretical Physics and grew up later to reach its actual status. Nowadays, the group has consolidated at BIFI and at the University of Zaragoza and has also the recognition of many researchers within and outside our borders. Currently, the line is one of the most prolific of our Institute according to the number of high-impact scientific publications in international journals and the projection of our group in the field of Complex Systems and Networks.
During all these years, our research has been aimed at uncovering the mechanisms behind diverse complex phenomena in various scientific fields. The work carried out includes several studies about synchronization processes, disease contagion, and the analysis of biological, economic and socio-technological systems. Lately, we have also focused our interest in Systems Biology of TB and the network approach to brain and cognitive sciences.
- In this study, we present an updated version of the TR network of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), which incorporates newly characterized transcriptional regulations coming from 31 recent, different experimental works available in the literature. As a result of the incorporation of these data, the new network doubles the size of previous data collections, incorporating more than a third of the entire genome of the bacterium. We also present an exhaustive topological ...
Structural and dynamical patterns on Online Social Networks: the Spanish May 15th Movement as a case studyThis work represents our first contribution to a subject that has attracted a lot of interest in the last few years: the analysis of online social networks. The number of people using online social networks in their everyday life is continuously growing at a pace never saw before. This new kind of communication has an enormous impact on opinions, cultural trends, information spreading and even in the commercial success of ...
- Current modeling of infectious diseases allows for the study of realistic scenarios that include population heterogeneity, social structures, and mobility processes down to the individual level. The advances in the realism of epidemic description call for the explicit modeling of individual behavioral responses to the presence of disease within modeling frameworks. Here we formulate and analyze a metapopulation model that incorporates several scenarios of self-initiated behavioral changes into the mobility ...
- This work has to do with the application of Network Science to study several aspects of a degenerative disease: the Alzheimer. Alzheimer's Disease irremediably alters the proficiency of word search and retrieval processes even at its early stages. Such disruption can sometimes be paradoxical in specific language tasks, for example semantic priming. In this study, we focus on the striking side-effect of hyperpriming in Alzheimer's Disease patients, which has been ...
- This work deals with the problem of how the spreading of diseases depends on structural patterns. The study contributes to further advance our understanding of epidemic spreading processes by proposing a non-perturbative formulation of the heterogeneous mean field approach that has been commonly used in the physics literature to deal with this kind of spreading phenomena. We propose non-perturbative equations without making any assumption about the proximity of the system ...
|LATEST NEWS (older news can be seen here)|
- June 6, 2013. Dr. Yamir Moreno joins the Board of the NetSci Society.
- The next European Edition of NetSci, in 2015, will be held in Zaragoza organized by our group.
- March 4, 2013. Dr. Yamir Moreno joins the Advisory Board of the WHO Collaborative Center “Complexity Sciences for Health Systems” (CS4HS), which is based on the Division of Mathematical Modeling at the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- February 2013. COSNET members Dr. Sandro Meloni and Dr. Yamir Moreno will co-organize a Satellite Meeting at the European Conference on Complex Systems 2013 (ECCS2013), to be held in Barcelona from September 16 to September 20, 2013.
- January 2013. New paper in Physical Review Letters ["Diffusion dynamics on multiplex networks", PRL 110, 028701 (2013)] by COSNET members. Check it out in Publications.
- November 27, 2012. Dr. Carlos Gracia-Lázaro successfully defended his Ph.D Thesis entitled “Dynamics and Collective Phenomena of Social Systems” under the supervision of Prof. Luis M. Floría and Dr. Yamir Moreno. He will continue his work as a postdoc within COSNET.
- November 19 and 20, 2012. The kick-off meeting of MULTIPLEX took place at IMT in Lucca, Italy. Joaquín Sanz, Dr. Sandro Meloni and PI Dr. Yamir Moreno attended the meeting.
- November 16, 2012. Gripenet.es has been launched. This is a platform to monitor the evolution of influenza and is part of the European Consortium Influenzanet. Help us to spread the word!.
- November 6 and 7, 2012. The kick-off meeting of PLEXMATH took place in Tarragona. Emanuele Cozzo, Dr. Javier Borge, Dr. Jesus Gómez and PI Dr. Yamir Moreno attended the meeting.
- October 2012. Dr. Yamir Moreno, elected member of the Executive Committee of the Complex Systems Society.
- September 2012. Dr. Yamir Moreno, elected as a Council Member of the Complex Systems Society.
- September 2012. Pablo Piedrahita joined COSNET Lab to perform his PhD studies. He will work under the supervision of Dr. Javier Borge and Dr. Yamir Moreno.
- September 2012. COSNET Lab will join the Influenzanet platform hosting the Spanish node of the project. More news soon.
- August 2012. COSNET Lab will take part in two European Projects under the call FET-Proactive: the STREP “PLEXMATH” and the IP “MULTIPLEX” funded by the European Commission. Group Leader Yamir Moreno will be the PI of the Zaragoza node in both projects. More news soon.
- August 7, 2012. New paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA by BIFI researchers, including C. Gracia-Lazaro and Y. Moreno, from COSNET, together with A. Cuesta and A. Sanchez from UC3M and also BIFI external members. Check it out in Publications.
- June 2, 2012. Our work reported in “Informe Semanal”, a short-documentary program of the National Public Television. Find the video here.
- May 16, 2012. Our work about the Spanish 15M Movement featured in the national newspaper El Mundo through an interview to Dr. Y. Moreno.
- May 8, 2012. COSNET research activities featured in El Heraldo de Aragón, de most important newspaper in Aragón.
- April 20, 2012. New paper in Physical Review Letters by J. Gomez-Gardeñes and Y. Moreno, from COSNET, together with A. Arenas and S. Gomez from URV and also BIFI external members and S. Boccaletti and his colleagues at CTB in Madrid.
- March 21, 2012. New paper in Nature Scientific Reports by C. Gracia-Lazaro and Y. Moreno, from COSNET, together with A. Cuesta and A. Sanchez from UC3M and also BIFI external members.
- March 21, 2012. Dr. Matjaz Perc visited our group for a few days.
- February 27, 2012. Our recent work on the absence of influential spreaders in rumor dynamics (authored by Javier Borge and Yamir Moreno) has been featured in Physics Today. It will also appear in the April’s printed version.
- February 1-4, 2012. The Group has participated in the BIFI 2012 International Conference, where Dr. Yamir Moreno has given a plenary talk entitled “Use and Misuse of Networks in Biology”.