Network Science focuses on the study of interactions as graph representations of complex systems. Complex networks display patterns of connection that are neither purely regular nor totally random, and are common to many real systems in differents domains. These non-trivial topological features, combined with dynamical processes and evolutionary changes, explain many of the emergent phenomena observed in complex systems.
Researchers at the Institute are working on the development of theoretical and computational tools and methodologies for the study of complex networks, and on their application to the construction of predictive models for physical, biological, and social phenomena. Among the Network Science topics studied at UBICS are network geometry, multilayer networks and dynamical processes, and our research also extends to a wide range of real complex systems, including the molecular networks of interactions in cells, the brain, online and offline social networks, the Internet, and international trade webs.