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School of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Vito Latora


Professor of Applied Mathematics. Chair of Complex Systems.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5199
Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-311


Vito Latora is Professor of Applied Mathematics, Chair of Complex Systems and Head of the Complex Systems and Networks Unit at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London. He is also Professor of Physics at the University of Catania and External Faculty of the Complexity Hub Vienna.

He has expertise in complex systems, with a particular focus on the analysis and modelling of complex networks. His current interests include multiplex networks and higher-order networks, and their applications to socio-economic systems and to the human brain.

Vito’s research has been supported by funding bodies including the EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust and the European Commission. He has been the scientific director of the EC-project LASAGNE (2012-15) involving 7 different European partners on the development of a novel mathematical framework for analysing and modelling dynamic multilayer networks.


Research Interests:

Complex systems. Structure and dynamics of complex networks. Multiplex networks. Temporal networks. Higher-order networks. Social networks. Quantitative urbanism. Brain networks. The science of success.


Vito has co co-authored various edited volumes, the textbook “Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications”, Cambridge University Press (2017), and more than 200 scientific publications including papers in Physical Review Letters, PNAS, Science, Science Advances, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Nature Human Behaviour, Scientific Reports, and various reviews in Physics Reports.






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