People

Alessandro Vespignani

Vice Chair - Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Fields of study:
Develop 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. - Analyze the dynamics and evolution of information and social networks. - Model the adaptive behavior of social systems.

Publications

Forecasting Seasonal Influenza Fusing Digital Indicators and a Mechanistic Disease Model

Q. Zhang, N. Perra, D. Perrotta, M. Tizzoni, D. Paolotti, A. Vespignani
Proceeding of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW) (2017)

Spread of Zika virus in the Americas

Q. Zhang, K. Sun, M. Chinazzi, A. Pastore Y Piontti, N. E. Dean, D. P. Rojasc, S. Merler, D. Mistry, P. Poletti, L. Rossi, M. Braya, M. E. Hallorang, I. Longini, A. Vespignani
PNAS 114 ,22 (2017)

Containing Ebola at the Source with Ring Vaccination

S. Merler, M. Ajelli, L. Fumanelli, S. Parlamento, A. Pastore Y Piontti, N. E. Dean, G. Putoto, D. Carraro, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(11) (2016)

Asymptotic theory of time-varying social networks with heterogeneous activity and tie allocation

E. Ubaldi, N. Perra, M. Karsai, A. Vezzani, R. Burioni, A. Vespignani
Scientific Reports 6: 35724. (2016)

Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and implications for vaccination and disease elimination: a computational modeling analysis

M. Ajelli, S. Merler, L. Fumanelli, A. Pastore Y Piontti, N. E. Dean, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani
BMC Medicine 201614:130 (2016)

Real-Time Assessment of the International Spreading Risk Associated with the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak

A. Pastore Y Piontti, Q. Zhang, M. F. C. Gomes, L. Rossi, C. Poletto, V. Colizza, D. Chao, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani
Mathematical and Statistical Modeling for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (2016)

The dynamics of information-driven coordination phenomena: A transfer entropy analysis

J. Borge-Holthoefer, N. Perra, B. Gonçalves, S. González-Bailón,, A. Arenas, Y. Moreno, A. Vespignani
Science Advances 2, 4 (2016)

Spatiotemporal spread of the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and the eff ectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions: a computational modelling analysis

S. Merler, M. Ajelli, L. Fumanelli, M. F. C. Gomes, A. Pastore Y Piontti, L. Rossi, D. Chao, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani
Lancet Infect Dis 15,2 (2015)

Detecting global bridges in networks

P. Jensen, M. Morini, M. Karsai, T. Venturini, A. Vespignani, M. Jacomy, J. Cointet, P. Mercklé, E. Fleury
Journal of Complex Networks 10 (2015)

Epidemic processes in complex networks

R. Pastor-Satorras, C. Castellano, P. Van Mieghem, A. Vespignani
Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 3 (2015)

Characterising two-pathogen competition in spatially structured environments

C. Poletto, S. Meloni, A. Van Metre, V. Colizza, Y. Moreno, A. Vespignani
Scientific Reports 5 (2015)

Association between Recruitment Methods and Attrition in Internet-Based Studies

P. Bajardi, D. Paolotti, A. Vespignani, K. Eames, S. Funk, J. Edmunds, C. Turbelin, M. Debin, V. Colizza, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, F. Merletti, J. Douwes, R. Firestone, L. Richiardi
PLoS ONE 9 (12) (2014)

Time varying networks and the weakness of strong ties

M. Karsai, N. Perra, A. Vespignani
Scientific Reports 4 (2014)

Assessing the impact of travel restrictions on international spread of the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic

C. Poletto, M. F. C. Gomes, A. Pastore Y Piontti, L. Rossi, L. Bioglio, D. Chao, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani
Eurosurveillance 19 (2014)

Ebola: mobility data

M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani, N. Bharti, L. Feldstein, K. Alexander, M. Ferrari, J. Shaman, J. Drake, T. Porco, J. Eisenberg, S. Del Valle, E. Lofgren, S. Scarpino, M. Eisenberg, D. Gao, J. Hyman, S. Eubank, I. Longini
Science 346(6208) (2014)

Controlling Contagion Processes in Activity Driven Networks

S. Liu, N. Perra, M. Karsai, A. Vespignani
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014)

Assessing the International Spreading Risk Associated with the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak

M. F. C. Gomes, A. Pastore Y Piontti, L. Rossi, D. Chao, I. Longini, M. E. Halloran, A. Vespignani
PLOS Currents Outbreaks (2014)

Damage detection via shortest-path network sampling

F. Ciulla, N. Perra, A. Baronchelli, A. Vespignani
Phys. Rev. E 052816 (2014)

The representativeness of a European multi-center network for influenza-like-illness participatory surveillance

P. Cantarelli, M. Debin, C. Turbelin, C. Poletto, T. Blanchon, A. Falchi, T. Hanslik, I. Bonmarin, D. Levy-Bruhl, A. Micheletti, D. Paolotti, A. Vespignani, J. Edmunds, K. Eames, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. O Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, V. Colizza
BMC Public Health 14 (2014)

The infection tree of global epidemics

A. Pastore Y Piontti, M. Ferreira da Costa Gomes, N. Samay, N. Perra, A. Vespignani
Network Science 2,1 (2014)

Determinants of Follow-Up Participation in the Internet-Based European Influenza Surveillance Platform Influenzanet

P. Bajardi, A. Vespignani, S. Funk, K. Eames, J. Edmunds, C. Turbelin, M. Debin, V. Colizza, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, D. Paolotti
J Med Internet Res 16, 3 (2014)

Controlling Contagion Processes in Time-Varying Networks

N. Perra, S. Liu, M. Karsai, A. Vespignani
Bulletin of the APS, March Meeting 2014 59,1 (2014)

Web-based participatory surveillance of infectious diseases: the Influenzanet participatory surveillance experience

D. Paolotti, A. Carnahan, V. Colizza, K. Eames, J. Edmunds, G. Gomes, C. Koppeschaar, M. Rehn, R. Smallenburg, C. Turbelin, S. Van Noort, A. Vespignani
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 20 (2014)

Characterizing scientific production and consumption in Physics

Q. Zhang, N. Perra, B. Gonçalves, F. Ciulla, A. Vespignani
Scientific Reports 3 (2013)

Walking and searching in time-varying networks

N. Perra, A. Baronchelli, D. Moncanu, B. Gonçalves, R. Pastor-Satorras, A. Vespignani
American Physical Society 58 (2013)

Containing the accidental laboratory escape of potential pandemic influenza viruses

S. Merler, M. Ajelli, L. Fumanelli, A. Vespignani
BMC Medicine 11(1) (2013)

The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms

D. Moncanu, A. Baronchelli, N. Perra, B. Gonçalves, Q. Zhang, A. Vespignani
PLoS ONE 8 (2013)

Beating the news using social media: the case study of American Idol

F. Ciulla, D. Moncanu, A. Baronchelli, B. Gonçalves, N. Perra, A. Vespignani
EPJ Data Science 1 (1) (2012)

Real-time numerical forecast of global epidemic spreading: case study of 2009 A/H1N1pdm

M. Tizzoni, P. Bajardi, C. Poletto, J. J. Ramasco, D. Balcan, B. Gonçalves, N. Perra, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani
BMC Medicine 10:165 (2012)

Inferring the Structure of Social Contacts from Demographic Data in the Analysis of Infectious Diseases Spread

L. Fumanelli, M. Ajelli, P. Manfredi, A. Vespignani, S. Merler
PLoS Computational Biology 8:e1002673 (2012)

Random walks and search in time-varying networks

N. Perra, A. Baronchelli, D. Moncanu, B. Gonçalves, R. Pastor-Satorras, A. Vespignani
Physical Review Letters 109 (2012)

Competition among memes in a world with limited attention

L. Weng, A. Flammini, A. Vespignani, F. Menczer
Scientific Reports 2 (2012)

Activity driven modeling of time-varying networks

N. Perra, B. Gonçalves, R. Pastor-Satorras, A. Vespignani
Scientific Reports 2 469 (2012)

Digital Epidemiology

M. Salathé, L. Bengtsson, T. J. Bodnar, D. D. Brewer, J. S. Brownstein, C. Buckee, E. Campbell, C. Cattuto, S. Khandelwal, P. Mabry, A. Vespignani
PLoS Computational Biology 8(7) (2012)

Citation Networks

F. Radicchi, S. Fortunato, A. Vespignani
Understanding Complex Systems A. Scharnhorst et al. (eds): Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2012 (2012)

Assessing the ecotoxicologic hazards of a pandemic influenza medical response

A. Singer, V. Colizza, H. Schmitt, J. Andrews, D. Balcan, W. E. Huang, V. D. Keller, A. Vespignani, R. Williams
Environ Health Perspectives 119(8) (2011)

Properties and evolution of internet traffic networks from anonymized flow data

M. Meiss, F. Menczer, A. Vespignani
ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 10, 4 (2011)

Towards a Characterization of Behavior-Disease Models

N. Perra, D. Balcan, B. Gonçalves, A. Vespignani
PLoS ONE 6(8): e23084 (2011)

Invasion threshold in structured populations with recurrent mobility patterns

D. Balcan, A. Vespignani
Journal of Theoretical Biology 293 (2012) 87–100 (2011)

Dislocation jamming and Andrade creep

J. Lopez, M. Miguel, A. Vespignani, M. Zaiser, S. Zapperi
APS (2010)

Complex networks: Patterns of complexity

R. Pastor-Satorras, A. Vespignani
Nature Physics 6-7 (2010)

Traffic in Social Media II: Modeling Bursty popularity

J. Ratkiewicz, F. Menczer, S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, A. Vespignani
Social Computing (SocialCom), 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on (2010)

Characterizing and modeling the dynamics of online popularity

J. Ratkiewicz, S. Fortunato, A. Flammini, F. Menczer, A. Vespignani
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010)

Comparing large-scale computational approaches to epidemic modeling: agent-based versus structured metapopulation models

M. Ajelli, B. Gonçalves, D. Balcan, V. Colizza, H. Hu, J. J. Ramasco, S. Merler, A. Vespignani
BMC Infectious Diseases 10:190 (2010)

Modeling the spatial spread of infectious diseases: The GLobal Epidemic and Mobility computational model

D. Balcan, B. Gonçalves, H. Hu, J. J. Ramasco, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani
Journal of Computational Science 1, 3 (2010)

Estimate of Novel Influenza A/H1N1 cases in Mexico at the early stage of the pandemic with a spatially structured epidemic model

V. Colizza, A. Vespignani, N. Perra, C. Poletto, B. Gonçalves, H. Hu, D. Balcan, D. Paolotti, W. Van den Broeck, M. Tizzoni, P. Bajardi, J. J. Ramasco
Public Library of Science Currents: Influenza. RRN1129 (2009)

Modeling the critical care demand and antibiotics resources needed during the Fall 2009 wave of influenza A(H1N1) pandemic

D. Balcan, V. Colizza, A. Singer, C. Chouaid, H. Hu, B. Gonçalves, P. Bajardi, C. Poletto, J. J. Ramasco, N. Perra, M. Tizzoni, D. Paolotti, W. Van den Broeck, A. Valleron, A. Vespignani
PLoS Curr.: Influenza 1133 (2009)

Economic Networks: The New Challenges

F. Schweitzer, G. Fagiolo, D. Sornette, F. Vega-Redondo, D. White, A. Vespignani
Science 325, 5939 (2009)

Modeling vaccination campaigns and the Fall/Winter 2009 activity of the new A(H1N1) influenza in the Northern Hemisphere

P. Bajardi, C. Poletto, D. Balcan, H. Hu, B. Gonçalves, J. J. Ramasco, D. Paolotti, N. Perra, M. Tizzoni, W. Van den Broeck, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani
Emerging Health Threats Journal 2:e11 (2009)

Diffusion of scientific credits and the ranking of scientists

F. Radicchi, S. Fortunato, B. Markines, A. Vespignani
Phys. Rev. E 80 (2009)