Prof. Yamir Moreno

Prof. Yamir Moreno

(Group Leader)

Associate Research Professor & Scientific Secretary of the 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.
yash91mir.mo9coxawreno@gmail.com
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Short Bio

Prof. Yamir Moreno (Havana City, 1970) got his PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude, 2000) from University of Zaragoza. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as a research fellow. He is the head of the Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) since 2003 and is also affiliated to the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Zaragoza. He is the Scientific Secretary of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) and member of its Government Board and Steering Committee.

During the last years, he has been working on several problems such as: the study of nonlinear dynamical systems coupled to complex structures, transport processes and diffusion with applications in communication and technological networks, dynamics of virus and rumors propagation, game theory, systems biology (the TB case), the study of more complex and realistic scenarios for the modeling of infectious diseases, synchronization phenomena, the emergence of collective behaviors in biological and social environments, the development of new optimization data algorithms and the structure and dynamics of socio-technical
and biological systems. He has published more than 135 scientific papers in international refereed journals and he serves as reviewer for around 30 scientific journals and research agencies. His research works have collected more than 6600 citations (h=34), including the most cited Physics Reports of the last ten years on Complex Networks and their applications (Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006), 2600+ citations). Prof. Moreno has supervised 8 undergraduate and 5 PhD Thesis at the University of Zaragoza. Currently, 5 more PhD thesis are being supervised.

At present, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports and Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Prof. Moreno also belongs to the Executive Committee and Council of the Complex Systems Society (CSS) and of the Future and Emerging Technology Advisory Group of the European Union’s Research Program: H2020. Besides, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the WHO Collaborative Center “Complexity Sciences for Health Systems” (CS4HS), whose headquarters is at the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, Canada. Recently, he has been elected Vice-president of the Complex Systems Society.

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.

PhD Thesis supervised

  1. Dr. Jesús Gómez Gardeñes, “Complex Systems: Nonlinearity and structural complexity in spatially extended and discrete systems” (2006).
  2. Dr. Pablo Echenique, “A bottom-up physical approach from small peptides to proteins. Methods and ab initio potentials (2006).
  3. Dr. Julia Poncela Casasnovas “Evolutionary Games in Complex Topologies: Interplay between structure and dynamics” (2010).
  4. Dr. Sandro Meloni, “Complex Technological Networks: Structure, Dynamics and Algorithms” (2011).
  5. Dr. Carlos Gracia-Lázaro, “Dynamics and Collective Phenomena of Social Systems” (2012).
  6. Dr. Raquel Álvarez Baños “Collective behavior and information structure in socio-technical networks: Analysis and models” (2014).