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Complex Systems and Networks Group (COSNET)

The Complex Systems and Networks Lab (COSNET) is part of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) of the University of Zaragoza, and is mainly devoted to investigate the laws governing the structure and dynamics of complex networked systems. The group was constituted and introduced as one of BIFI’s research lines in 2003 by Dr. Yamir Moreno after returning from a postdoctoral stay at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. The main goal was to promote the scientific research in a promising subject with multiple applications to various scientific fields such as: synchronization phenomena, epidemic spreading, analysis of biological, economic and social systems, communication networks, etc. The group gradually took shape during the first years with the support and collaboration of other members of the Department of Condensed Matter and Theoretical Physics and grew up later to reach its actual status. Nowadays, the group has consolidated at BIFI and at the University of Zaragoza and has also the recognition of many researchers within and outside our borders. Currently, the line is one of the most prolific of our Institute according to the number of high-impact scientific publications in international journals and the projection of our group in the field of Complex Systems and Networks. During all these years, our research has been aimed at uncovering the mechanisms behind diverse complex phenomena in various scientific fields. The work carried out includes several studies about synchronization processes, disease contagion, and the analysis of biological, economic and socio-technological systems. Lately, we have also focused our interest in Systems Biology of TB and the network approach to brain and cognitive sciences.

Univerisity of Zaragoza
Biology, Computation, Networks, Cognitive Science