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About Alessandro Vespignani

Dr. Vespignani's research activity is focused on the study of techno-social systems, where infrastructures composed of different technological layers are interoperating within the social component that drives their use and development. In this context we aim at understanding how the very same elements assembled in large number can give rise – according to the various forces and elements at play – to different macroscopic and dynamical behaviors, opening the path to quantitative computational approaches and forecasting power.
The main research lines pursued at the moment are: Developing analytical and computational models for the co-evolution and interdependence of large-scale social, technological and biological networks - Modeling contagion processes in structured populations - Developing predictive computational tools for the analysis of the spatial spread of emerging diseases - Analyzing the dynamics and evolution of information and social networks - Modeling the adaptive behavior of social systems

Positions

Present Distinguished University Professor, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
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Present Distinguished University Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
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Present Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics, Northeastern University
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Research Interests

Theoretical condensed matter and Biological physics


Contact Information

132 Nightingale Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617/373-7367


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