Alumni and Former Visitors

Former Visiting Faculty

Rosario N. Mantegna

Rosario N. Mantegna was a professor at CEU in a joint appointment of the Department of Economics and the Center of Network Science. Besides Palermo University, where he holds a professorship, he worked at the MPI for Quantum Optics in Munich, and at Boston University. His research concerns interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics. He started to work in the area of the analysis and modeling of social and economic systems with tools and concepts of statistical physics as early as 1990 and he is one of the pioneers in the field of econophysics. He coauthored the first book on econophysics. Rosario participated in and/or coordinated several projects, including Marie Curie Host Fellowship, COST, EU STREP, INET and national ones. He received his PhD in physics from Palermo University in 1990.

János Török


PhD, Physics (”Shearing of granular materials”), Budapest University of Technology and Economics
DEA, Dynamique des Fluides et des Transferts, Paris VI-Paris Sud
MSc, French Scientific Translator, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
MSc, Physics, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Former Research Fellows

Chulho Choi

Chulho was involved in the CIMPLEX Project.

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Pop in to the Evolution of Physics

Carl Nordlund

Carl Nordlund was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a joint position at the Center for Network Science and the Department of Political Science. He received his PhD in human ecology from the Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund university, in september 2010, with undergraduate studies in human ecology, economic history, development studies, economics, political ecology, environmental justice, programming, mathematics, physics, and indonesian. In his thesis monograph, network-analytical methods were applied to international trade flows of agricultural and fuel commodities, examining would-be relations between structural positionality in trade networks and occurrences of ecological unequal exchange. Outside academia, he has worked for the Swedish EPA, WWF Sweden, TV4, KTH, Swedish Space Corporation etc. His research interest is in social network analysis - methods, applications and research design – focusing on political networks and international relations.

Carl was involved in the Global Production Networks, Structural Inequalities and Unequal Exchange and the Ceunet/Indra projects.

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Center for Network Science Fellow Wins World Society Foundation Award of Excellence


PhD, Human ecology, Lund university, Sweden

Former Visiting Students

Giulia Cencetti

Giulia Cencetti is a PhD student at the University of Florence. Her interdisciplinary background (one year studying biology, then Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Physics and now a PhD in Information Engineering) took her to work on complex systems and in particular on the fascinating branch of dynamical systems on complex networks. She developed different models to explore the impact of network topology on the dynamical behavior of a system, having as an ultimate goal to apply a strategic external control. Applications are in biology, ecosystems stability, urban traffic, and information flow.

Martina Iori

Martina Iori is currently a third-yearPhD candidate in Economics, curriculum Economics and Complexity, at the University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin, Italy). She received her Master Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Turin, developing her thesis at the Statistical Physics group of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. She held a Master of Arts in Economics and Complexity at Collegio Carlo Alberto, where she studied both standard economic theories and advanced computational techniques, commonly used in complex-system analysis.

In her PhD thesis, she investigates how methodologies as agent-based modelling, network analysis and machine learning are becoming more and more necessary to describe the current economic systems. In particular, her research focuses on two different systems: retail electricity market and scientific research.

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Ecological Networks – From Individuals to Ecosystems