IFISC People: Beatriz Arregui, Javier Galván, Álex Giménez and Jesús A. Moreno

Oct. 9, 2020

We are glad to announce that four more PhD students joined IFISC this month. Their work will follow IFISC’s new strategic objectives: the study, exploration and development of information processing in and by complex systems.

Beatriz Arregui studied a Bachelor's degree in Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) following the Fundamental Physics track. She joins IFISC with a María de Maeztu grant in order to obtain her PhD in epidemics on complex networks under the supervision of Sandro Meloni. Beatriz main interests lie in the study of social and ecologic systems, from the complex networks and agent based modelling point of view.

Javier Galván studied his Bachelor's degree in Physics in San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). He joins IFISC within the Maria de Maeztu program to pursue a PhD that will focus on the fundamentals and applications of Machine Learning algorithms under the supervision of Claudio Mirasso and José Ramasco, as well as continuing the Xylella fastidiosa remote sensing project that he started during the IFISC’s master. He is interested in many fields such as Neuro-inspired computing, Meteorology, Geophysics, social networks and epidemic spreading, among others.

Álex Giménez studied physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain). At IFISC he will be working with Manuel Matías in the WP4 line of the SuMaECO project, studying the massive mortality event that affects nacras (Pinna nobilis) by means of analytical and computational epidemiological models. 

Jesús A. Moreno studied Physics at Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain) before moving onto Paris to obtain a master's degree in Physics of Complex Systems. At IFISC he will be working under the supervision of Jose Javier Ramasco exploring new questions arising in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing ideas and methods intersecting various approaches such as human mobility, social networks, etc. He is also interested in other network and socio-technical problems, plus other forms of ecology of various other systems.


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