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One model to rule them all in network science?

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA - Sept. 29, 2020



In a way, it seems, progress in network science is about finding free lunches—model families that can express the features of real-world networks, that we can explore systematically, and that we can refine as new patterns are uncovered to improve their predictive performance. ...

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A Bayesian machine scientist to aid in the solution of challenging scientific problems

Sci. Adv. - Jan. 31, 2020



Closed-form, interpretable mathematical models have been instrumental for advancing our understanding of the world; with the data revolution, we may now be in a position to uncover new such models for many systems from physics to the social sciences. However, to deal with increasing amounts of data, we need “machine...

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Tensorial and bipartite block models for link prediction in layered networks and temporal networks

Phys. Rev. E - March 27, 2019



Many real-world complex systems are well represented as multilayer networks; predicting interactions in those systems is one of the most pressing problems in predictive network science. To address this challenge, we introduce two stochastic block models for multilayer and temporal networks; one of them uses nodes as its fundamental unit,...

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OUR RESEARCH

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Complex Systems

Cells, ecosystems and economies are examples of complex systems. In complex systems, individual components interact with each other, usually in nonlinear ways, giving rise to complex networks of interactions that are neither totally regular nor totally random. Partly because of the interactions themselves and partly because of the interaction's topology, complex systems cannot be properly understood by just analyzing their constituent parts.

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Data Science

Humans generate information at an unprecedented pace, with some estimates suggesting that, in a year, we now produce on the order of 10^21 bytes of data, millions of times the amount of information in all the books ever written. Processing this "data deluge", as some have called it, requires new tools and new approaches at the interface of statistics, statistical and machine learning, network theory and statistical physics.

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Multidisciplinarity

Our goal is to push forward the boundaries of science. We are interested in addressing fundamental questions in all areas of science including natural, social and economic sciences. We put a special emphasis in the development of tools that aid scientific discovery through understanding and quantification of a specific phenomenon. To this end we have assembled a multidisciplinary team and have established solid collaborations with experts in biology, social sciences, ecology and economics.