People

Romualdo Pastor-Satorras

Fellow

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Fields of study:
Condensed Matter Physics, Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics

Romualdo Pastor-Satorras (Barcelona, Spain, 1967) received a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1995. He spent four years as postdoctoral  researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996-1998) and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP (1998-2000). At present, he is Associate Professor of Applied  Physics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 2006.  He has been visiting scientist at, among others, Yale University (USA), the University of Notre Dame (USA), the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (USA), the Helsinky University of Technology TKK (Finland), Indiana University (USA) and the Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) Foundation (Italy). He has been awarded twice with the national “ICREA Academia Prize” by the Government of Catalonia. He has published more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of statistical physics, and is author of the book “Evolution and Structure of the Internet” (Cambridge University Press, 2007), together with Professor Alessandro Vespignani.

Publications

Epidemic processes in complex networks

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

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)

Immunization strategies for epidemic processes in time-varying contact networks

M. Starnini, T. Picard, A. Machens, C. Cattuto, A. Barrat, R. Pastor-Satorras
Journal of Theoretical Biology 337 (2013)

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)

Random walks on temporal networks

M. Starnini, A. Baronchelli, A. Barrat, R. Pastor-Satorras
Physical Review E 85 (2012)

Activity driven modeling of time-varying networks

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

Complex networks and glassy dynamics: walks in the energy landscape

P. Moretti, A. Baronchelli, A. Barrat, R. Pastor-Satorras
Journal of Statistical Mechanics P03032 (2011)

Complex networks: Patterns of complexity

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