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  • "Social dynamics beats penicillin in stopping syphilis outbreaks"

    The Journal of the Royal Society Interface has published my paper with Ben Althouse on how social dynamics may hold the key to understand the unique cycling behaviour of syphilis, and to its eradication. Read a summary on the SFI website or go straight to the paper .

  • On NetSci 2014, Québec and Santa Fe.

    Very happy that our poster “ Complex Networks are an Emerging Property of Hierarchical Preferential Attachment “ won an “Outstanding poster” award at NetSci 2014 in Berkeley. Jean-Gabriel also shined with an excellent talk, his very first, on our ‘organic’ model of community structure growth. Now I’m back to oscillating between Santa Fe and Québec to finish that thesis.

  • Two great papers out in PRE

    My latest work with Antoine Allard and the rest of our group — our Hard-core Random Networks with arbitrary degree distribution and k-core decomposition, and a cool solution of network observability in terms of multitype graphs — have been published in Phys. Rev. E. Cool results? The first work captures some structural features of the notoriously hard to model power grids and the second shows how a macroscopic observation of the system does not necessarily stop macroscopic events from being unnoticed. The papers can be found here and here (with editor’s suggestion!).

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: It's so crazy, it's amazing!

    Things are moving forward at an incredible speed. A lot of projects were started, and a few were completed, during my 5 weeks stay at the Santa Fe Institute. I can’t wait to put some of those projects online. I’ve also been selected by the James S. McDonnell Foundation for their Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems . I’m not sure where I’ll have the pleasure of continuing my research, “but I have a feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange”.

  • Currently in Santa Fe, but things are shaking in Québec

    Currently at the Santa Fe Institute for a one month visit which is already very interesting. But in Québec, the Dynamica group has uploaded a new paper on the arXiv. In Coexistence of phases and the observability of random graphs , we use a version of Antoine’s formalism for bond percolation on multitype graphs to investigate “depth-L percolation”, where observing one node implies observing his neighbours up to a distance L. Interestingly, extensive components can coexist! Meaning that monitoring a macroscopic portion of a graph does not prevent a macroscopic event to occur unbeknown to the observer . In your face NSA!



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