School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Ginestra Bianconi


Reader in Applied Mathematics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5444
Room Number: Queens’ Building, Room: W409
Office Hours: Wednesday: 11.30am - 12.30pm (during term) or by apointment


Ginestra Bianconi is Reader of Applied Mathematics and the Head of the Complex Systems and Network group at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London.  Currently she is Editor of PloSOne, and Scientific Reports, and she is Associate Editor of Chaos, Solitons and Fractals.

Her research activity on Statistical Mechanics and Network Science includes Network Theory and its interdisciplinary applications. She has formulated the Bianconi-Barabasi model that displays the Bose-Einstein condensation in complex networks. She  has worked in network entropy and network ensembles and on dynamical processes on networks. In the last years she has been focusing on multilayer networks, network geometry and topology, percolation and network control.


Research Interests:

  •  Statistical mechanics of networks
    • Multilayer Networks
    • Network Topology and Network Geometry
    • Network modelling
    • Percolation theory
    • Quantum phenomena on networks
    • Critical phenomena on networks
    • Entropy measures for network ensembles
    • Models of social network dynamics
    • Centrality measures for economic and financial networks
  • Biological Networks
    • Neural networks and brain dynamics
    • Molecular Networks
  • Complexity and criticality in condensed matter

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Ginestra Bianconi has published more than 130 papers and her work has appeared in major scientific journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, PRX and Physical Review Letters. She is the author of the book Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function  by Oxford University Press.