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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

  • Gozzi N, Chinazzi M, Dean NE et al. (2022). Estimating the impact of COVID-19 vaccine allocation inequities: a modeling study. medRxiv 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). Modeling Self-Propagating Malware with Epidemiological Models journal nameOfConference.
  • Di Bona G, Bracci A, Perra N et al. (2022). The decentralized evolution of decentralization across fields: from Governance to Blockchain journal nameOfConference.
  • Carli F, Foini P, Gozzi N et al. (2022). Modeling Teams Performance Using Deep Representational Learning on Graphs journal nameOfConference.
  • Chernikova A, Gozzi N, Boboila S et al. (2022). Cyber Network Resilience against Self-Propagating Malware Attacks journal 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, Chinazzi M, Davis JT et al. (2022). Anatomy of the first six months of COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Italy PLoS Computational Biology 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.
  • Chernikova A, Gozzi N, Boboila S et al. (2022). Cyber Network Resilience Against Self-Propagating Malware Attacks journal nameOfConference.
  • Gao S, Dai X, Wang L et al. (2022). Epidemic Spreading in Metapopulation Networks Coupled With Awareness Propagation IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics nameOfConference.
  • Bracci A, Boehnke J, ElBahrawy A et al. (2021). Macroscopic properties of buyer-seller networks in online marketplaces 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.
  • Gozzi N, Tizzoni M, Chinazzi M et al. (2021). Estimating the effect of social inequalities on the mitigation of COVID-19 across communities in Santiago de Chile Nature Communications 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 (2021). 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.
  • Perra N (2021). Non-pharmaceutical interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: A review Physics Reports nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Chinazzi M, Perra N et al. (2021). Cryptic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the first COVID-19 wave in Europe and the United States. medRxiv nameOfConference.
  • Perra N (2020). Non-pharmaceutical interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review journal nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Scudeler M, Paolotti D et al. (2020). Self-initiated behavioural change and disease resurgence on activity-driven networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Tizzani M, Starnini M et al. (2020). 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. (2020). Estimating the establishment of local transmission and the cryptic phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. medRxiv nameOfConference.
  • Shah C, Dehmamy N, Perra N et al. (2020). Finding Patient Zero: Learning Contagion Source with Graph Neural Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Tizzani M, Starnini M et al. (2020). Collective response to the media coverage of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reddit and Wikipedia journal nameOfConference.
  • Davis JT, Perra N, Zhang Q et al. (2020). Phase transitions in information spreading on structured populations Nature Physics nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Perrotta D, Paolotti D et al. (2020). Towards a data-driven characterization of behavioral changes induced by the seasonal flu PLoS Computational Biology nameOfConference.
  • Gozzi N, Perrotta D, Paolotti D et al. (2020). Towards a data-driven characterization of behavioral changes induced by the seasonal flu 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.
  • Perra N, Rocha LEC (2019). Modelling opinion dynamics in the age of algorithmic personalisation Scientific Reports 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.
  • Brett T, Loukas G, Moreno Y et al. (2019). Spreading of computer viruses on time-varying networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Aleta A, Meloni S, Perra N et al. (2019). Explore with caution: mapping the evolution of scientific interest in Physics journal nameOfConference.
  • Brett T, Loukas G, Moreno Y et al. (2019). The spreading of computer viruses on time-varying networks journal 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 QH, Xiong X, Zhang Q et al. (2018). Epidemic spreading on time-varying multiplex networks Physical Review E nameOfConference.
  • Nadini M, Sun K, Ubaldi E et al. (2018). Epidemic spreading in modular time-varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Massaro E, Ganin A, Perra N et al. (2018). Resilience management during large-scale epidemic outbreaks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Rocha LEC (2018). Modelling Opinion Dynamics in the Age of Algorithmic Personalisation journal nameOfConference.
  • Weng L, Karsai M, Perra N et al. (2018). Attention on Weak Ties in Social and Communication Networks journal 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.
  • Nadini M, Sun K, Ubaldi E et al. (2017). Epidemic spreading in modular time-varying networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Massaro E, Ganin A, Perra N et al. (2017). Resilience management during large-scale epidemic outbreaks journal nameOfConference.
  • Brownstein JS, Chu S, Marathe A et al. (2017). Combining participatory influenza surveillance with modeling and forecasting: Three alternative approaches JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 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. (2017). Burstiness and tie activation strategies in time-varying social networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Pozzana I, Sun K, Perra N (2017). Epidemic Spreading on Activity-Driven Networks with Attractiveness journal nameOfConference.
  • Alessandretti L, Sun K, Baronchelli A et al. (2017). Random walks on activity-driven networks with attractiveness journal nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Perra N, Perrotta D et al. (2017). Forecasting seasonal influenza fusing digital indicators and a mechanistic disease model 26th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2017 nameOfConference.
  • Wang Z, Bauch CT, Bhattacharyya S et al. (2016). Statistical physics of vaccination Physics 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.
  • Ubaldi E, Perra N, Karsai M et al. (2016). Asymptotic theory of time-varying social networks with heterogeneous activity and tie allocation Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Wang Z, Bauch CT, Bhattacharyya S et al. (2016). Statistical physics of vaccination journal nameOfConference.
  • Ubaldi E, Vezzani A, Karsai M et al. (2016). Burstiness and tie reinforcement in time varying social networks journal 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 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. (2015). 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 - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics nameOfConference.
  • Ubaldi E, Perra N, Karsai M et al. (2015). Asymptotic theory for the dynamic of networks with heterogenous social capital allocation journal nameOfConference.
  • Borge-Holthoefer J, Perra N, Gonçalves B et al. (2015). The dynamic of information-driven coordination phenomena: a transfer entropy analysis journal nameOfConference.
  • Weng L, Karsai M, Perra N et al. (2015). Attention on Weak Ties in Social and Communication Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Mistry D, Zhang Q, Perra N et al. (2015). Committed activists and the reshaping of status-quo social consensus journal nameOfConference.
  • Dunne C, Muller M, Perra N et al. (2015). VoroGraph: Visualization tools for epidemic analysis Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N (2015). Introduction journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Gonçalves B (2015). Modeling and predicting human infectious diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Karsai M, Perra N (2015). Preface AAAI Workshop - Technical Report nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Gioannini C, Paolotti D et al. (2015). Social data mining and seasonal influenza forecasts: The FluOutlook platform Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N (2015). Social phenomena: From data analysis to models journal nameOfConference.
  • Tizzoni M, Sun K, Benusiglio D et al. (2014). The Scaling of Human Contacts in Reaction-Diffusion Processes on Heterogeneous Metapopulation Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Tomasello MV, Perra N, Tessone CJ et al. (2014). 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 - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics nameOfConference.
  • Sun K, Baronchelli A, Perra N (2014). Contrasting Effects of Strong Ties on SIR and SIS Processes in Temporal Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Pastore Piontti AY, Gomes MFDC, 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.
  • Tomasello MV, Perra N, Tessone CJ et al. (2014). The role of endogenous and exogenous mechanisms in the formation of R&D networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Karsai M, Perra N, Vespignani A (2014). Time varying networks and the weakness of strong ties Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Ciulla F, Perra N, Baronchelli A et al. (2014). Damage detection via shortest path network sampling journal nameOfConference.
  • Ribeiro B, Perra N, Baronchelli A (2013). Quantifying the effect of temporal resolution on time-varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Modeling contact and mobility based social response to the spreading of infectious diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Liu S, Perra N, Karsai M et al. (2013). Controlling Contagion Processes in Time-Varying Networks journal 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 Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining nameOfConference.
  • 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.
  • Karsai M, Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Time varying networks and the weakness of strong ties journal nameOfConference.
  • Liu SY, Baronchelli A, Perra N (2013). Contagion dynamics in time-varying metapopulation networks Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics nameOfConference.
  • Zhang Q, Perra N, Goncalves B et al. (2013). Characterizing scientific production and consumption in Physics journal nameOfConference.
  • Weng L, Ratkiewicz J, Perra N et al. (2013). The Role of Information Diffusion in the Evolution of Social Networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Gonçalves B, Perra N, Vespignani A (2013). Chapter 27 Social Networks, Contagion Processes and the Spreading of Infectious Diseases journal nameOfConference.
  • Mocanu D, Baronchelli A, Gonçalves B et al. (2012). The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms 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.
  • Ribeiro B, Perra N, Baronchelli A (2012). Quantifying the effect of temporal resolution on time-varying networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Liu S, Baronchelli A, Perra N (2012). Contagion dynamics in time-varying metapopulation networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Gonçalves B, Pastor-Satorras R et al. (2012). Activity driven modeling of time varying networks Scientific Reports nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Baronchelli A, Mocanu D et al. (2012). Random walks and search in time-varying networks journal nameOfConference.
  • Ciulla F, Mocanu D, Baronchelli A et al. (2012). Beating the news using Social Media: the case study of American Idol journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Gonçalves B, Pastor-Satorras R et al. (2012). Activity driven modeling of time varying networks 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.
  • 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.
  • Perra N, Balcan D, Gonçalves B et al. (2011). Towards a characterization of behavior-disease models journal nameOfConference.
  • Goncalves B, Perra N, Vespignani A (2011). Validation of Dunbar's number in Twitter conversations journal nameOfConference.
  • Bajardi P, Poletto C, Balcan D et al. (2010). Modeling vaccination campaigns and the Fall/Winter 2009 activity of the new A(H1N1) influenza in the Northern Hemisphere journal nameOfConference.
  • Colizza V, Vespignani A, Perra N et al. (2009). 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, Colizza V, Singer AC et al. (2009). 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 Europhysics Letters 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 journal 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Emerg Health Threats J nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Fortunato S (2008). Spectral centrality measures in complex networks Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Zlatic V, Chessa A et al. (2008). Schroedinger-like PageRank equation and localization in the WWW journal nameOfConference.
  • Perra N, Fortunato S (2008). Spectral centrality measures in complex networks journal nameOfConference.
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