Vito Latora

Merman Vito School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Office: Maths W302 (Queens' Building)
Phone : +44 020 7882 5199
I am Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chair of Complex Systems, and Head of the Complex Systems and Networks Research Group in the School of Mathematical Sciences of QMUL. I am editor of the Journal of Complex Networks, Fellow of the Turing Institute, and External Faculty of the Complexity Hub Vienna. I study the structure and the dynamics of complex systems, using my background as theoretical physicist and some of the methods proper to statistical physics and non-linear dynamics, to look into biological problems, to model social systems, and to find new solutions for the design of man-made networks. I have coauthored more than 150 scientific publications, including papers in Science, Nature Communications, Nature Hum Beh, PRL, PNAS, and a Physics Report on complex networks. See the complete list of my publications here or from Google Scholar. My recent grants include: EU LASAGNE (2012-15) and EPSRC GALE (2013-16). This is me at work, in one of my main creative research moments, and this is when (and how) I try to scare students who want to work on complex systems. If you are not scared you might be interested in our New Master in Network Science.
News: Our new book Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications is finally out!! Please find here the accompanying website including data sets, C programs and more.

Recent selected publications:
Dynamically induced cascading failures in power grids, Nature Comm 2018
Distributed control of synchronization of a group of network nodes, IEEE-TAC 2018
Network dynamics of innovation processes, PRL 2018 (Science Daily)
Mobility and congestion in multilayer networks, PRL 2018
Pareto optimality in multilayer growth, PRL 2018
Collective phenomena in multiplex networks, PRL 2017
Hunter-gatherer networks and cumulative culture, Nature Hum Beh 2017 (VIDEO) (Cover page)
Anatomy of funded research in science, PNAS 2015 (Press1, press2, press3)
Structural reducibility of multilayer networks, Nature Comm 2015
Growing multiplex networks, PRL 2013
Phase transition in the economically modeled growth of a cellular nervous system, PNAS 2013
Remote synchronization reveals network symmetries and functional modules PRL 2013
Elementary processes governing the evolution of road networks, Scientific Reports 2012 (Press1, press2)
Controlling centrality in complex networks, Scientific Reports 2012 (Nature open access)
Emerging Meso- and Macroscales from Synchronization of Adaptive Networks, PRL 2011
Functional modularity of spontaneous activities in epileptic brain nets, PRL 2010 (COVER PAGE)
Networks of motifs from sequences of symbols, PRL 2010 ( (