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School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Nicola Perra

Reader in Applied Mathematics

Email: n.perra@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: MB-G26

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Nicola is a Reader in Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematical Science. His research focuses on human dynamics, data analytics, network science, mathematical and digital epidemiology.

After completing his PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Cagliari (Italy), he held various positions at Indiana University, Northeastern University, and Greenwich University. 

For Nicola's personal webpage, please visit http://www.nicolaperra.com/

Research

Publications

  • Carli F, Foini P, Gozzi N et al. (publicationYear). Modeling teams performance using deep representational learning on graphs EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Gao S, Dai X, Wang L et al. (2023). Epidemic Spreading in Metapopulation Networks Coupled With Awareness Propagation IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics nameOfConference.
  • Sun K, Ubaldi E, Zhang J et al. (2023). The Effects of Local and Global Link Creation Mechanisms on Contagion Processes Unfolding on Time-Varying Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • De Gaetano A, Bajardi P, Gozzi N et al. (publicationYear). Behavioral Changes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination: Cross-National Online Survey Journal of Medical Internet Research nameOfConference.
  • Jaramillo AM, Williams HTP, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). The structure of segregation in co-authorship networks and its impact on scientific production EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Di Bona G, Bracci A, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). The concept of decentralization through time and disciplines: a quantitative exploration EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Chernikova A, Gozzi N, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). Modeling self-propagating malware with epidemiological models Applied Network Science nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Chinazzi M, Dean NE et al. (2023). Estimating the impact of COVID-19 vaccine inequities: a modeling study Nature Communications nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Comini N, Perra N (2023). The adoption of non-pharmaceutical interventions and the role of digital infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Chinazzi M, Dean NE et al. (publicationYear). Estimating the impact of COVID-19 vaccine allocation inequities: a modeling study journal nameOfConference.
  • Bracci A, Boehnke J, ElBahrawy A et al. (2022). Macroscopic properties of buyer-seller networks in online marketplaces PNAS Nexus nameOfConference.
  • Chernikova A, Gozzi N, Boboila S et al. (2022). Cyber Network Resilience Against Self-Propagating Malware Attacks journal nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Chinazzi M, Davis JT et al. (publicationYear). Anatomy of the first six months of COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Italy PLOS Computational Biology nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Tizzoni M, Nsoesie E et al. (2022). Addressing the socioeconomic divide in computational modeling for infectious diseases Nature Communications nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Comini N, Perra N (2022). The adoption of non-pharmaceutical interventions and the role of digital infrastructure during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador journal nameOfConference.
  • Briand SC, Cinelli M, Nguyen T et al. (2021). Infodemics: A new challenge for public health Cell nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Chinazzi M, Perra N et al. (2021). Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the first COVID-19 wave Nature nameOfConference.
  • Cronin B, Perra N, Rocha LEC et al. (2021). Ethical implications of network data in business and management settings Social Networks nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Bajardi P, Perra N (publicationYear). The importance of non-pharmaceutical interventions during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout PLOS Computational Biology nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Scudeler M, Paolotti D et al. (2021). Self-initiated behavioral change and disease resurgence on activity-driven networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Tizzoni M, Chinazzi M et al. (publicationYear). Estimating the effect of social inequalities on the mitigation of COVID-19 across communities in Santiago de Chile Nature Communications nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Chinazzi M, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the first COVID-19 wave in Europe and the United States journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N (2021). Non-pharmaceutical interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review Physics Reports nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Tizzani M, Starnini M et al. (publicationYear). Collective Response to Media Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Reddit and Wikipedia: Mixed-Methods Analysis Journal of Medical Internet Research nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Chinazzi M, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). Estimating the establishment of local transmission and the cryptic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA journal nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Perrotta D, Paolotti D et al. (publicationYear). Towards a data-driven characterization of behavioral changes induced by the seasonal flu PLOS Computational Biology nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Perra N, Zhang Q et al. (2020). Phase transitions in information spreading on structured populations Nature Physics nameOfConference.
  • Sun K, Ubaldi E, Zhang J et al. (2019). The Effects of Local and Global Link Creation Mechanisms on Contagion Processes Unfolding on Time-Varying Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Aleta A, Meloni S, Perra N et al. (2019). Explore with caution: mapping the evolution of scientific interest in physics EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Brett T, Loukas G, Moreno Y et al. (2019). Spreading of computer viruses on time-varying networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Rocha LEC (publicationYear). Modelling opinion dynamics in the age of algorithmic personalisation Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Pastore y Piontti A, Perra N, Rossi L et al. (2019). Charting the Next Pandemic, Modeling Infectious Disease Spreading in the Data Science Age journal nameOfConference.
  • Liu Q-H, Xiong X, Zhang Q et al. (2018). Epidemic spreading on time-varying multiplex networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Weng L, Karsai M, Perra N et al. (2018). Attention on Weak Ties in Social and Communication Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Nadini M, Sun K, Ubaldi E et al. (publicationYear). Epidemic spreading in modular time-varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Massaro E, Ganin A, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). Resilience management during large-scale epidemic outbreaks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Brownstein JS, Chu S, Marathe A et al. (publicationYear). Combining Participatory Influenza Surveillance with Modeling and Forecasting: Three Alternative Approaches JMIR Public Health and Surveillance nameOfConference.
  • Pozzana I, Sun K, Perra N (2017). Epidemic spreading on activity-driven networks with attractiveness Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Karsai M, Perra N (2017). Control Strategies of Contagion Processes in Time-Varying Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Alessandretti L, Sun K, Baronchelli A et al. (2017). Random walks on activity-driven networks with attractiveness Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Ubaldi E, Vezzani A, Karsai M et al. (publicationYear). Burstiness and tie activation strategies in time-varying social networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Perra N, Perrotta D et al. (2017). Forecasting Seasonal Influenza Fusing Digital Indicators and a Mechanistic Disease Model journal Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web.
  • Bajardi P, Poletto C, Balcan D et al. (2009). Modeling vaccination campaigns and the Fall/Winter 2009 activity of the new A(H1N1) influenza in the Northern Hemisphere Emerging Health Threats Journal nameOfConference.
  • Wang Z, Bauch CT, Bhattacharyya S et al. (2016). Statistical physics of vaccination Physics Reports nameOfConference.
  • Ubaldi E, Perra N, Karsai M et al. (publicationYear). Asymptotic theory of time-varying social networks with heterogeneous activity and tie allocation Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Perra N (2016). The spreading of infectious diseases in modern socio-technical systems Comment on “Pattern transitions in spatial epidemics: Mechanisms and emergent properties” by Gui-Quan Sun et al. Physics of Life Reviews nameOfConference.
  • Biggerstaff M, Alper D, Dredze M et al. (2016). Results from the centers for disease control and prevention’s predict the 2013–2014 Influenza Season Challenge BMC Infectious Diseases nameOfConference.
  • Borge-Holthoefer J, Perra N, Gonçalves B et al. (2016). The dynamics of information-driven coordination phenomena: A transfer entropy analysis Science Advances nameOfConference.
  • Sun K, Baronchelli A, Perra N (2015). Contrasting effects of strong ties on SIR and SIS processes in temporal networks The European Physical Journal B nameOfConference.
  • Garcia D, Halegoua G, Mejova Y et al. (2015). Reports of the 2015 Workshops Held at the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media AI Magazine nameOfConference.
  • Tizzoni M, Sun K, Benusiglio D et al. (publicationYear). The Scaling of Human Contacts and Epidemic Processes in Metapopulation Networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Mistry D, Zhang Q, Perra N et al. (2015). Committed activists and the reshaping of status-quo social consensus Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Gioannini C, Paolotti D et al. (2015). Social Data Mining and Seasonal Influenza Forecasts: The FluOutlook Platform journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Gonçalves B (2015). Modeling and Predicting Human Infectious Diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Dunne C, Muller M, Perra N et al. (2015). VoroGraph journal Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N (2015). Introduction journal nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Karsai M, Perra N (2015). Preface AAAI Workshop - Technical Report nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N (2015). Social phenomena: From data analysis to models journal nameOfConference.
  • Tomasello MV, Perra N, Tessone CJ et al. (publicationYear). The role of endogenous and exogenous mechanisms in the formation of R&D networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Ciulla F, Perra N, Baronchelli A et al. (2014). Damage detection via shortest-path network sampling Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • PIONTTI APY, DA COSTA GOMES MF, SAMAY N et al. (2014). The infection tree of global epidemics Network Science nameOfConference.
  • Liu S, Perra N, Karsai M et al. (2014). Controlling Contagion Processes in Activity Driven Networks Physical Review Letters nameOfConference.
  • Karsai M, Perra N, Vespignani A (publicationYear). Time varying networks and the weakness of strong ties Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Ribeiro B, Perra N, Baronchelli A (publicationYear). Quantifying the effect of temporal resolution on time-varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Social Networks, Contagion Processes and the Spreading of Infectious Diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Weng L, Ratkiewicz J, Perra N et al. (2013). The role of information diffusion in the evolution of social networks journal Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining.
  • Mocanu D, Baronchelli A, Perra N et al. (2013). The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms PLOS ONE nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Perra N, Gonçalves B et al. (2013). Characterizing scientific production and consumption in Physics Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Liu S-Y, Baronchelli A, Perra N (2013). Contagion dynamics in time-varying metapopulation networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Chapter 27 Social Networks, Contagion Processes and the Spreading of Infectious Diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Tizzoni M, Bajardi P, Poletto C et al. (2012). Real-time numerical forecast of global epidemic spreading: case study of 2009 A/H1N1pdm BMC Medicine nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Baronchelli A, Mocanu D et al. (2012). Random Walks and Search in Time-Varying Networks Physical Review Letters nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Modeling Contact and Mobility Based Social Response to the Spreading of Infectious Diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Ciulla F, Mocanu D, Baronchelli A et al. (2012). Beating the news using social media: the case study of American Idol EPJ Data Science nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Gonçalves B, Pastor-Satorras R et al. (2012). Activity driven modeling of time varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Meloni S, Perra N, Arenas A et al. (2011). Modeling human mobility responses to the large-scale spreading of infectious diseases Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N, Vespignani A (2011). Modeling Users' Activity on Twitter Networks: Validation of Dunbar's Number PLOS ONE nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Balcan D, Gonçalves B et al. (2011). Towards a Characterization of Behavior-Disease Models PLOS ONE nameOfConference.
  • Balcan D, Colizza V, Singer AC et al. (publicationYear). Modeling the critical care demand and antibiotics resources needed during the Fall 2009 wave of influenza A(H1N1) pandemic PLOS Currents nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Zlatić V, Chessa A et al. (2009). PageRank equation and localization in the WWW EPL (Europhysics Letters) nameOfConference.
  • Colizza V, Vespignani A, Perra N et al. (publicationYear). Estimate of Novel Influenza A/H1N1 cases in Mexico at the early stage of the pandemic with a spatially structured epidemic model PLOS Currents nameOfConference.
  • Balcan D, Hu H, Goncalves B et al. (2009). Seasonal transmission potential and activity peaks of the new influenza A(H1N1): a Monte Carlo likelihood analysis based on human mobility BMC Medicine nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Fortunato S (2008). Spectral centrality measures in complex networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Bajardi P, Poletto C, Balcan D et al. (2009). Modeling vaccination campaigns and the Fall/Winter 2009 activity of the new A(H1N1) influenza in the Northern Hemisphere Emerging Health Threats Journal nameOfConference.
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