Roberta Sinatra

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

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2014-05-31: I am organizing a TEDx event: TEDxSSC!


As member of the alumni association of the Scuola Superiore di Catania, I am organizing TEDxSSC, a TEDx event, which will take place at Scuola Superiore di Catania (Sicily, Italy) on October 18th 2014.

2014-05-08: Our Career on the move article featured on The Economist!

The Economist

Academic prestige: Why climb the greasy pole? Our paper Career on the Move: Geography, Stratification, and Scientific Impact has been featured in The Economist! Here the piece in pdf.

2014-04-24: New article on Scientific Reports!


Our paper on Career on the Move: Geography, Stratification, and Scientific Impact has been published on Scientific Reports, the open access journal of Nature.

2014-03-30: Ignite talk at Netsci'14!


I will give an ignite talk entitled "Quantifying patterns of scientific excellence" at Netsci'14 on June 6th 2014.

2013-11-13: PC member for COOL2014!


I am in the Program Committee for COOL2014, a workshop of the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014)! Submit a paper !.

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About Me

Ciao! I am a JSMF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in the Center of Complex Network Research, the research group of Prof. László Barabási, where I work on the characterization of the large-scale structure of complex networks. 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.