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2016

The paper “La Física del Comportamiento Humano” (The Physics of Human Behavior, by R. A. Baños, C. Gracia-Lazaro & Y. Moreno), has been selected as the best research paper published in the journals of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics.
Emanuele Cozzo is awarded with the PhD degree in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) after successfully defending his PhD Thesis on February 2nd, 2016.

2015

Alberto Aleta, PhD student at COSNET, won an FPI Fellowship to support his PhD studies.
Prof. Yamir Moreno has been elected President of the Complex Systems Society. His mandate is for 3 years.
Prof. Yamir Moreno has been designated as Vice-president of the Network Science Society.
Sergio Arregui participated in the CCS 2015, in Arizona, USA.
NetSci 2015, whose chairman was Prof. Yamir Moreno, was successfully celebrated in Zaragoza with a record-breaking participation of 593 participants.
Prof. Yamir Moreno is appointed BIFI’s Deputy Director.
Cosnet Lab participates in the new European Project DOLFINS (GSS call, coordinated by University of Zurich). The kick-off meeting will take place in mid March.

2014

Cosnet Lab organizes the next edition of NetSci 2015 in Zaragoza. The Calls for Satellites and Abstracts are now open. For more information, please check the Conference Web Page.
PhD Student Joaquin Sanz successfully defended his PhD Thesis.
Prof. Yamir Moreno becomes a PRL Divisional Associate Editor.
Cosnet Lab members participated in the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS) in Lucca, Italy.
PhD Student Raquel Alvarez-Baños successfully defended her PhD Thesis.
Cosnet Lab together with our collaborators from UC3M launched the dedicated web page Nectunt, in which we will report all our work on evolutionary game theory and in particular, our experiments with humans playing social dilemmas.
Dr. Carlos Gracia-Lazaro, now in Cosnet, received the distinction “Extraordinary Doctorate Award” by the University of Zaragoza.
Prof. Yamir Moreno, gave a seminar at the School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, U.K. on the topic of Contagion Dynamics.
Dr. Carlos Gracia-Lazaro joins the group as a Post-doctoral fellow.
Prof. Yamir Moreno, elected Vice-president secretary of the Complex Systems Society.

2013

Both FP7 Projects in which Cosnet is involved were evaluated with the highest mark (excellent progress) at the annual review meetings.
Prof. Yamir Moreno becomes member of the FET Advisory Group of the EC for the H2020 Framework.
Prof. Yamir Moreno received the ISI Fellows award from the ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy. The ceremony took place on June 27th followed by the conference “The Being of Science” in which all ISI Fellows shared their vision with the public.
Dr. Sandro Meloni delivered an invited talk at the Workshop “Complexity in Social Systems: from data to models”, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris.
Prof. Yamir Moreno taught the course “Networks: Structure and Diffusion Dynamics” at the Summer School “Emergent Dynamics of Discrete & Stochastic Multiscale Systems: analysis & simulation”, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Prof. Yamir Moreno delivered an invited talk at the Workshop “Uncertainty in Interactions Networks” at Bath University, UK.
Prof. 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.
Prof. Yamir Moreno joins the Advisory Board of the WHO Collaborative Center initiative “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.
COSNET members Dr. Sandro Meloni and Prof. 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.
New paper in Physical Review Letters [“Diffusion dynamics on multiplex networks”, PRL 110, 028701 (2013)] by COSNET members.

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 Prof. Yamir Moreno. He will continue his work as a postdoc within COSNET.
The kick-off meeting of MULTIPLEX took place at IMT in Lucca, Italy. Joaquín Sanz, Dr. Sandro Meloni and PI Prof. Yamir Moreno attended the meeting.
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!.
The kick-off meeting of PLEXMATH took place in Tarragona. Emanuele Cozzo, Dr. Javier Borge, Dr. Jesus Gómez and PI Prof. Yamir Moreno attended the meeting.
Prof. Yamir Moreno, elected member of the Executive Committee of the Complex Systems Society.
Prof. Yamir Moreno, elected as a Council Member of the Complex Systems Society.
Pablo Piedrahita joined COSNET Lab to perform his PhD studies. He will work under the supervision of Dr. Javier Borge and Prof. Yamir Moreno.
COSNET Lab will join the Influenzanet platform hosting the Spanish node of the project. More news soon.
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.
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.
Our work reported in “Informe Semanal”, a short-documentary program of the National Public Television.
Our work about the Spanish 15M Movement featured in the national newspaper El Mundo through an interview to Y. Moreno.
COSNET research activities featured in El Heraldo de Aragón, de most important newspaper in Aragón.
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.
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.
Dr. Matjaz Perc visited our group for a few days.
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.
The Group has participated in the BIFI 2012 International Conference, where Pr. Yamir Moreno has given a plenary talk entitled “Use and Misuse of Networks in Biology”.

2011

New paper in Nature Scientific Reports by S. González-Bailón, from the Oxford Internet Institute and J. Borge-Holthoefer, A. Rivero and Y. Moreno from COSNET.
Pr. Yamir Moreno gave a public lecture at “Sinergia”, organized by Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain. 2011.
Pr. Yamir Moreno, Keynote Speaker at “Third Course on Network Science”, organized by the Orange Chair at UPM, Madrid, Spain. 2011.
BIFI attended the meeting of the Spanish node of the FuturICT EU Flagship project. Dr. Alfonso Tarancón, the Institute’s director, gave an overview of BIFI’s research activities in relation to FuturICT. Additionally, Pr. Yamir Moreno gave one of the two Keynote public lectures of the meeting. The talk discussed our recent work on social movements and social media. At the end of the meeting, Pr. Moreno, among others, joined the Spanish Steering Committee representing BIFI.
Pr. Yamir Moreno joined Nature Scientific Reports as an Editorial Board Member.
BIFI was attending the Researchers in Life Night in Zaragoza. Pr. Yamir Moreno gave a public lecture at Ibercaja Zentrum about BIFI’s study on the structure and dynamics of the 15-M social movement on an online social platform.
PhD candidates Emanuele Cozzo and Joaquín Sanz were among the 45 students that were involved in the Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex and Small Systems organized by the Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics of the Royal Spanish Physical Society and hosted by IFISC in Palma de Mallorca. Moreover, Pr. Yamir Moreno gave a course entitled “Critical Phenomena in Complex Networks” at the School.
Dr. Javier Borge-Holthoefer and Pr. Yamir Moreno participated in a public colloquium at Caixa Forum Madrid about the recent mobilizations in Spain around the 15-M movement. Pr. Moreno gave a public lecture about BIFI’s study on the structure and dynamics of the 15-M social movement as seen on online social networks and both researchers participated in the round table that followed the lecture. We were also interviewed by FECYT.
BIFI completes the first study about the 15-M movement on online social networks and releases a video representing users’ interactions in a known online social platform.