Roberta Sinatra

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Complex Network Research
Department of Physics
Northeastern University
Phone: +1 617 373 8805

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2015-11-13: Commentary published in PNAS!


Our new commentary (not comment!) Research funding goes to rich clubs about Anatomy of funded research in science has been published in PNAS!

2015-10-01: Paper published in Nature Physics!

Cover A century of physics

Our new paper A century of physics, is published in Nature Physics. One of our visualizations is also featured on the cover!

2015-09-02: Paper accepted on Nature Physics soon to appear!

Nature Physcs

Our new paper A century of physics, will be soon published in Nature Physics. Stay tuned!

2015-03-17: New paper published on Physical Review E!


Our new paper Social diffusion and global drift on networks, together with Hiroki Sayama now published on Physical Review E.

2015-01-31: I am now Research Assistant Professor at the CCNR!


Since end of January 2015, I am Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University.

2015-01-19: Invited Speaker at IREG - Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence!


I am a Speaker at the Symposium Academic Excellence: Between Holy Grail and Measurable Objectives organized by IREG - Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence and hosted by University of Maribor.

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About Me

Ciao! I am a Research Assistant Professor (since January 2015) at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in the Center of Complex Network Research (CCNR), the research group of Prof. László Barabási, where I work on the characterization of the large-scale structure of complex networks. I arrived at the CCNR in April 2012 as a JSMF Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Before moving to Boston, I was a PhD student in Physics at the University of Catania, where I was part of the Complex Systems Lab and of the ATP group. My research focused on the application of methods of statistical physics and information theory for the modelling and analysis of complex networks. Beyond a PhD in Physics (February 2012), I also received a Laurea Magistrale in Theoretical Physics (equivalent to a MSc) from the University of Catania, and a Diploma degree from Scuola Superiore di Catania. Also, I have been a student at the Complex Systems Summer School at the Santa Fe Institute, and a visiting research scholar at the BIFI, Queen Mary University, Imperial College, and at the Medical University of Vienna.


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    Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University,
    111 Dana, Physics Department
    110 Forsyth street
    02115 Boston, MA (USA)