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Roger Guimerà

ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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Roger Guimerà (Barcelona, 1976) graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona in 1998, and obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in 2003. He then moved to Northwestern University where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and, later, as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008 he became a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, before accepting his current position at ICREA in 2010.

Roger’s research is devoted to the study of complex systems and, particularly, of the structure of complex networks and the interplay between network structure and dynamics. During his career, he has: (i) made methodological contributions to the study of complex systems and complex networks, and (ii) used data analysis and network approaches to gain understanding on a number of systems, from cellular metabolism to social systems and critical infrastructures such as the Internet or the air transportation network. During the last years, Roger’s work has turned to the development of probabilistic models and Bayesian inference approaches to network and non-network problems, at the interface of probability theory, theoretical computer science, and statistical physics.

Roger has published over 70 articles in scientific journals, which have been cited over 9,000 times according to the Web of Science (over 15,000 according to Google Scholar). His contributions have won him the Premi Nacional de Recerca al Talent Jove (Catalan Government, 2010), the Erdös-Rényi Prize in Network Science (Network Science Society, 2012), and the Young Scientist Award for Socio- and Econophysics (German Physical Society, 2014).