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 newly launched Journal of Complex Networks. 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. I currently have two major grants: EU LASAGNE, multi-LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized NEtworks, and EPSRC GALE, Global Accessibility to Local Experience. 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 can find a list of inspiring papers here, or might be interested in our New Master in Network Science.
News: Two cover pages in February 2017: Nature Human Behaviour, PLOS Computational Biology
Our new book Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications is in press in Sept 2017

Recent selected publications:
Collective phenomena in multiplex networks, PRL 2017
Hunter-gatherer networks and cumulative culture, Nature Hum Beh 2017 (VIDEO)
Anatomy of funded research in science, PNAS 2015 (Press1, press2, press3)
Structural reducibility of multilayer networks, Nature Communications 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 ( (