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Nicola Perra

Nicola Perra PhD in Physics

Nicola Perra

Nicola Perra
PhD in Physics

Senior Lecturer in Network Science

Department of International Business and Economics

Business School

Nicola Perra is currently Senior Lecturer in Network Science in the Business School of University of Greenwich. He joined the University in August 2015. From 2014 to 2015 he was Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University, Boston USA. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at Northeastern University, Boston USA. From 2009 to 2011 he was Research Associate at the Center for Complex Networks Systems Research of the Indiana University in Bloomington, USA.

He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cagliari, Italy. He has teaching experience in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, and Network Science. His research has been published in 33+ peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books chapters receiving 1250+ citations (Google Scholar). He is the editor of the book Social Phenomena: From Data Analysis To Models (Springer, 2015), and the organizer of several workshops on human dynamics, social modelling and temporal networks hosted in major international conferences in Physics, Network Science, and Computer Science. He has been elected in the council of the Complex System Society. He has been elected in the steering committee of the annual conference of the Complex System Society. He is member of the Network Society.

He has been invited to review grant proposals from the National Science Foundation (USA), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the National Science Centre (Poland). He is an active referee in about 15 journals in different fields ranging from Physics to Mathematical Biology. He has been invited to be a Program Committee member of about 20 international conferences and workshops on Complex Networks, Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematical Biology.

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Elected council member of the Complex System SocietyElected member in the steering committee of the Complex System Society's annual conference


Member of the Network Society

Dr Perra's research focuses on human dynamics, big-data analytics, network science and mathematical/digital epidemiology. In particular, his interests lie on: the characterization and modelling of dynamical processes unfolding on time-varying and multiplex networks, human adaptive behaviours, data-driven modelling of infectious diseases, the study of Online/Offline Social Networks, and centrality measures in complex networks.

Funded research projects

Dr Perra has been co-PI and key personnel in several grants financed by NIH, IARPA, DARPA, and DTRA. The topics of such projects ranged from the creation of predictive tools able to characterize the spreading of infectious diseases to the theoretical development of time-varying networks.

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and () . In: Temporal Network Epidemiology. Springer, Singapore. pp. 179-197. ISBN 978-9811052866

and () . In: Social phenomena: From data analysis to models. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 59-83. ISBN 978-3-319-14010-0

and () . In: Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases. Springer New York, New York, US. pp. 103-123. ISBN 9781461454731

, and () . In: Handbook of Systems Biology. Academic Press, San Diego. pp. 515-527.

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