Dr. Yamir Moreno (Group Leader)

Associate Research Professor & Scientific Secretary
Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI),
Edificio I + D, C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n, Campus Río Ebro, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Also at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
email: yamir.moreno@gmail.com
Phone: +34 976 762993
Fax: +34 976 762990

Short Bio

Dr. Moreno received the undergraduate and Master degrees in Physics from the University of Havana (1993 and 1996, respectively) and a Ph. D in Theoretical Physics from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2000. Soon afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy as a research fellow. In February 2003, he returned to the University of Zaragoza, first as a research fellow and later holding a Senior Ramon y Cajal research position at the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems, BIFI, of the same University. Dr. Moreno is currently a tenured Associate Research Professor, the Scientific Secretary of BIFI, and Member of the Board and Steering Committees of the Institute. Additionally, he is heading the Complex Systems and Networks Lab since it was created in 2003.

Dr. Moreno’s background is mainly in statistical physics and in the physics of complex systems. He has worked on different subjects such as non-equilibrium systems, self-organization, nonlinear dynamical systems, mathematical biology, computer simulation techniques, fracture and seismology and the structure and dynamics of complex networks in several fields of science, including the study of the interplay between structure and function in biological, technological and social networks, epidemic spreading processes, nonlinear dynamical systems coupled to complex structures and the emergence of collective behavior in diverse fields.

Dr. Moreno has authored more than 135 scientific papers in international refereed journals and conferences and serves as a referee for around 30 scientific journals and research agencies. His research results have collected 5500+ citations, including the most cited Physics Reports of the last five years (Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 2300+ citations), granting him the condition of ISI highly cited scientist. At present, he is member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE and also serves in the Editorial Boards of two other peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Moreno has supervised 8 undergraduate and 5 PhD Thesis at the University of Zaragoza. Currently, 5 more PhD thesis are being supervised.

 Awards and Honors

  • Institute for Scientific Interchange (Turin, Italy) Fellow. June 2013.
  • Member of the NetSci Society Board. Since June 2013.
  • Member of 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. Since March 2013.
  • Elected member of the Executive Committee and Council of the Complex Systems Society.
  • Author of the most cited paper from University of Zaragoza (Physics Reports 426, 175-306, 2006).
  • Editorial Board Member of Nature Scientific Reports. Since September 2011.
  • Scientific Secretary, Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), University of Zaragoza, Spain. Since February 2011.
  • Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Since January 2011.
  • ISI WoK Highly Cited Scientist (i.e, within the top 1% of most cited scientists in Physics).
  • Member of the Board and Steering Committees of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), University of Zaragoza. Since 2007.
  • Head of the Research Lab: “Complex Systems and Networks”, Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), University of Zaragoza. Since 2003.
  • Outstanding American Physical Society Reviewer (2009).
  • Article “Evolutionary Game Dynamics in a Growing Structured Population”, New Journal of Physics, 11, 083031 (2009), selected “Best of 2009” by IoP.
  • Plenary Speaker for the prestigious Conference Cycles of Cosmo-Caixa. Barcelona, October 2009. Subject: Natural Selection and Evolution.
  • Outstanding Europhysics Letters Reviewer (2008).
  • Member of the European Physical Society.
  • Member of the European Complex Systems Society.
  • Ramón y Cajal Fellow, 2005-2010.
  • Guest Editor for the Special Issue of the New Journal of Physics “Complex Networked Systems: Theory and Applications”.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Nova Scientia”.
  • Editor of the Journal of Complex Systems in Science (2010-).
  • PhD Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1997-2000.
  • 1997 Outstanding Teaching Award of the Minister for Education, Havana, Cuba.