Yamir Moreno

Deputy Director - Complex Networks & Systems

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Yamir Moreno got his PhD in Physics (Summa Cum Laude, 2000) from University of Zaragoza. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Condensed Matter Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy as a research fellow. He is the head of the Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) since 2003 and is also affiliated to the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Zaragoza. He is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Bio-computation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) and member of its Government Board and Steering Committee.

During the last years, he has been working on several problems such as: the study of nonlinear dynamical systems coupled to complex structures, transport processes and diffusion with applications in communication and technological networks, dynamics of virus and rumors propagation, game theory, systems biology (the TB case), the study of more complex and realistic scenarios for the modeling of infectious diseases, synchronization phenomena, the emergence of collective behaviors in biological and social environments, the development of new optimization data algorithms and the structure and dynamics of socio-technical and biological systems. He has published more than 170 scientific papers in international refereed journals and he serves as a reviewer for around 30 scientific journals and research agencies. His research works have collected more than 13200 (23500) citations, h=47 (58) according to ISI WoK (Google Scholar), including the most cited Physics Reports of the last decade (“Complex Networks and their Applications”, Phys. Rep. 424, 175-304 (2006)).

At present, he is a Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters, a member of the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports, and Applied Network Science, Editor of the Journal of Complex Networks, and Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Prof. Moreno is the elected President of the Complex Systems Society (CSS)- 2015 and also belongs to its Executive Committee and Council. He is also the Vice-President of the Network Science Society and a member of the Future and Emerging Technology Advisory Group of the European Union’s Research Program: H2020.


Data-driven model for the assessment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in evolving demographic structures

S. Arregui, M. J. Iglesias, S. Samper, D. Marinova, C. Martin, J. Sanz, Y. Moreno
PNAS 201720606 (2018)

A general Markov chain approach for disease and rumour spreading in complex networks

G. Ferraz de Arruda, R. Francisco Aparecido, P. M. Rodríguez, E. Cozzo, Y. Moreno
Journal of Complex Networks cnx024 (2017)

Diluted banded random matrices: scaling behavior of eigenfunction and spectral properties

J. A. Méndez-Bermúdez, G. Ferraz de Arruda, F. A. Rodrigues, Y. Moreno
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 50/49 (2017)

Weighted random-geometric and random-rectangular graphs: spectral and eigenfunction properties of the adjacency matrix

L. Alonso, J. A. Méndez-Bermúdez, A. González-Meléndre, Y. Moreno
Journal of Complex Networks cnx053 (2017)

“Weighted random–geometric and random–rectangular graphs: Spectral and eigenfunction properties of the adjacency matrix

L. Alonso, J. A. Méndez-Bermúdez, A. González-Meléndre, Y. Moreno
Journal of Complex Networks cnx053 (2017)

Vaccination and epidemics in networked populations—An introduction

Z. Wang, Y. Moreno, S. Boccaletti, M. Perc
Chaos, Solitons and Fractals Nonlinear Science, and Nonequilibrium and Complex Phenomena 103 (2017)

Vaccination and epidemics in networked populations —An introduction

Z. Wang, Y. Moreno, S. Boccaletti, M. Perc
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 103 (2017)

Influenzanet: Citizens Among 10 Countries Collaborating to Monitor Influenza in Europe

C. Koppeschaar, V. Colizza, C. Guerrisi, C. Turbelin, J. Duggan, J. Edmunds, C. Kjelsø, R. Mexia, Y. Moreno, S. Meloni, D. Paolotti, D. Perrotta, E. van Straten, A. O Franco
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance Vol 3, No 3 (2017)

Scaling Properties of Multilayer Random Networks

J. A. Méndez-Bermúdez, G. Ferraz de Arruda, F. A. Rodrigues, Y. Moreno
Phys. Rev. E 96, 012307 (2017)

Evolutionary dynamics of N-person Hawk-Dove games

W. Chen, C. Garcia-Làzaro, Z. Li, L. Wang, Y. Moreno
Scientific Reports 7/4800 (2017)

Onymity promotes cooperation in social dilemma experiments

Z. Wang, M. Jusup, R. Wang, L. Shi, Y. Iwasa, Y. Moreno, J. Kurths
Science Advances 3,3 e1601444 (2017)

Human mobility networks and persistence of rapidly mutating pathogens

A. Aleta, A. N. S. Hisi, S. Meloni, C. Poletto, V. Colizza, Y. Moreno
Royal Society Open Science (2017)

Emergence of consensus as a modular-to-nested transition in communication dynamics

J. Borge-Holthoefer, R. Baños, C. Gracia-Lázaro, Y. Moreno
Scientific Reports 7, 41673 (2017)

On degree–degree correlations in multilayer networks

G. Ferraz de Arruda, E. Cozzo, Y. Moreno, F. A. Rodrigues
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena Volumes 323–324 (2016)

Participatory Syndromic Surveillance of Influenza in Europe

C. Guerrisi, C. Turbelin, T. Blanchon, T. Hanslik, I. Bonmarin, D. Levy-Bruhl, D. Perrotta, D. Paolotti, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. O Franco, R. Mexia, J. Edmunds, R. Vasile, R. Pebody, E. van Straten, S. Meloni, Y. Moreno, J. Duggan, C. Kjelsø, V. Colizza
J Infect Dis. 214 (supp 4): S386-S392 (2016)

At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science

J. Borge-Holthoefer, Y. Moreno, T. Yasseri
Frontiers in Physics (2016)

Epidemic spreading in random rectangular networks

E. Estrada, S. Meloni, M. Sheerin, Y. Moreno
Phys. Rev. E 94, 052316 (2016)

Lévy random walks on multiplex networks

Q. Guo, E. Cozzo, Z. Zheng, Y. Moreno
Scientific Reports 6 (2016)

Humans display a reduced set of consistent behavioral phenotypes in dyadic games

J. Poncela-Casasnovas, M. Gutiérrez-Roig, C. Gracia-Lázaro, J. Vicens, J. Gómez-Gardeñe, J. Perelló, Y. Moreno, J. Duch, A. Sánchez
Science Advances 2,8 e1600451 (2016)

Effects of network structure, competition and memory time on social spreading phenomena

J. P. Gleeson, J. P. O’Sullivan,, R. Baños, Y. Moreno
Phys. Rev. X 6, 021019 (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)

Multilayer Networks: Metrics and Spectral Properties

E. Cozzo, G. Ferraz de Arruda, F. A. Rodrigues, Y. Moreno
Interconnected Networks (2016)

Structure of triadic relations in multiplex networks

E. Cozzo, M. Kivela, M. De Domenico, A. Solé-Ribalta, A. Arenas, S. Gomes, M. A. Porter, Y. Moreno
New Journal of Physics Volume 17 (2015)

The Role of the Organization Structure in the Diffusion of Innovations

C. Sáenz-Royo, C. Gracia-Lázaro, Y. Moreno
PLoS One 10(5): e0126076 (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)

Dynamic instability of cooperation due to diverse activity patterns in evolutionary social dilemmas

C. Xia, S. Meloni, M. Perc, Y. Moreno
EPL (Europhysics Letters) Volume 109, 5 (2015)

Reputation drives cooperative behaviour and network formation in human groups

J. Cuesta, C. Gracia-Lázaro, A. Ferrer, Y. Moreno, A. Sanchez
Scientific Reports 5/7843 (2015)

Dynamics of Interacting Diseases

J. Sanz, C. Xia, S. Meloni, Y. Moreno
Phys. Rev. X 4, 041005 (2014)

Role of centrality for the identification of influential spreaders in complex networks

G. Ferraz de Arruda, A. L. Barbieri, M. Rodriguez, F. A. Rodrigues, Y. Moreno, L. da Fontoura Costa
Phys. Rev. E 90, 032812 (2014)

Transition from reciprocal cooperation to persistent behaviour in social dilemmas at the end of adolescence

M. Gutiérrez-Roig, C. Garcia-Làzaro, J. Perelló, Y. Moreno, A. Sánchez
Nature Communications 5, 4362 (2014)

Assessing the Bias in Samples of Large Online Networks

S. González-Bailón, N. Wang, A. Rivero, J. Borge-Holthoefer, Y. Moreno
Social Networks 38 (2014)

Generalized synchronization in relay systems with instantaneous coupling

R. Gutiérrez, R. Sevilla-Escoboza, P. Piedrahita, C. Finke, U. Feudel, J. M. Buldú, G. Huerta-Cuellar, R. Jaimes-Reátegui, Y. Moreno, S. Boccaletti
Phys. Rev. E 88 (2013)

Mathematical formulation of multi-layer networks

M. De Domenico, A. Solé-Ribalta, E. Cozzo, M. Kivela, Y. Moreno, M. A. Porter, S. Gomez, A. Arenas
Phys. Rev. X 3 (2013)

Diffusion dynamics with changing network composition

R. Baños, J. Borge-Holthoefer, N. Wang, Y. Moreno, S. González-Bailón
Entropy 15(11) (2013)

Gender differences in cooperation: experimental evidence on high school students

J. A. Molina, J. I. Giménez-Nadal, J. Cuesta, Y. Moreno, A. Sanchez, C. Gracia-Lazaro
PLoS One 18 (2013)

Emergence of influential spreaders in modified rumor models

J. Borge-Holthoefer, S. Meloni, B. Gonçalves, Y. Moreno
Journal of Statistical Physics 151 (2013)

Human behavior in Prisoner’s Dilemma experiments suppresses network reciprocity

C. Làzaro, J. Cuesta, A. Sanchez, Y. Moreno
Scientific Reports 2 325 | (2012)

Exploring complex networks by means of adaptive walkers

L. Prignano, Y. Moreno, A. Dìaz-Guilera
Physical Review E 86: 066166 (2012)

Coevolutionary network approach to cultural dynamics controlled by intolerance

C. Làzaro, F. Quijandrìa, L. Hernàndez, L. Floria, Y. Moreno
Physics Review E 84 (2011)

Structural and Dynamical Patterns on Online Social Networks: The Spanish May 15th Movement as a Case Study

J. Borge-Holthoefer, A. Rivero, I. Garcia, E. Cauhé, A. Ferrer, D. Ferrer, D. Francos, D. Iniguez, M. Pilar Pérez, F. Sanz, F. Serrano, A. Tarancòn, Y. Moreno
PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0023883 (2011)