My name is Eugenio Valdano. I am a physicist, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) within Professor Sally Blower's group.

My research interests revolve around modeling the spread of infectious diseases on contact and mobility networks. I develop new theoretical frameworks to study the statistical physics of dynamical processes on complex networks. I integrate analytical and data-driven approaches, to get at the same time a generalizable understanding of the spreading process, and develop accurate, context-specific predictions to tackle concrete public health problems. I also design the necessary numerical tools to analyze network datasets, and integrate them into the prediction schemes.

The theoretical frameworks I develop have a diverse range of applications. I am currently focusing on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the emergence and persistence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings, and the spread of livestock diseases driven by cattle trade movements.


Dec 12, 2019
In Rockville, MD, USA to talk @ 14th HIV Transmission Workshop

Oct 24, 2019
In Paris, France to give a seminar @ Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI).

Oct 21, 2019
In Rome, Italy to give a seminar @ Sapienza University and CNR.

Oct 18, 2019
Reorganization of nurse scheduling reduces the risk of healthcare associated infections

Sep 18, 2019
Exact rank-reduction of network models

Jul 10, 2019
In Oxford, UK to talk at the NETMOB conference on mobile phone data.

Jul 09, 2019
In Oxford, UK to give a seminar at the Mathematical Institute.

Jul 02, 2019
Evaluating the impact of PrEP on HIV and gonorrhea on a networked population of female sex workers

Jun 17-21, 2019
Organizing the 2nd edition of the workshop Complexity72h in Lucca, Italy,

Jun 07, 2019
I will be in Lausanne, Switzerland to talk at the EPFL Workshop on Engineering in Network Science.

Jun 04, 2019
In Paris, France, to give a seminar at Pasteur Institute

Mar 18, 2019
Endemicity and prevalence of multipartite viruses under heterogeneous between-host transmission

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