Workshop on human mobility, epidemics and Network phenomena

15 September 2023 – University of Trento


In our interconnected world, network science has emerged as a powerful framework. Networks, which govern information, goods, and disease flow, are ubiquitous in modern society. Moreover, networks find applications in modeling diverse natural systems, ranging from the intricate workings of proteins to the complexity of the human brain and also lately in computer science with the rise of artificial neural networks.

This small workshop aims to put in contact researchers from the Trento area working on network phenomena and epidemic modeling and facilitate collaborations between them.

Date & Venue

September 15, 2023

University of Trento, Polo Ferrari 1, room A215 (morning session), room A212 (afternoon session)


  • Giulia Giordano, Industrial engineering dept. University of Trento
  • Matteo Rucco, Biocentis
  • Andrea Pugliesi, Mathematics dept. University of Trento
  • Ilya Auslander, Physics dept. University of Trento
  • Quintino Francesco Lotito, DISI, University of Trento
  • Jules Morand, Physics dept. University of Trento
  • Daniele Proverbio, Industrial engineering dept.University of Trento
  • Andrea Bizzotto, FBK
  • Sebastiano Bontorin, FBK
  • Gianmarco Zanardi, Physics dept. University of Trento


10.00registrationA 215
10:30G. GiordanoModelling and control of epidemics across scalesA 215
11:00D. ProverbioModel-based assessment of covid-19 epidemic dynamics by wastewater analysisA 215
11:30A. BizzottoNowcasting the reproduction number for infectious disease outbreak response planningA 215
12:00J. MorandEmergent circulation patterns from anonymized mobility data: clustering Italy in the time of CovidA 215
12:30Lunch break
14:00A. PuglieseSingular perturbation theory in the analysis of epidemic modelsA 212
14:30Q. F. LotitoHypergraph and Hypermatrix models for higher-order connectivityA 212
15:00M. RuccoGround-breaking vector and pest control with gene editing and physics-informed artificial intelligenceA 212
15:20Coffee break
15:50S. BontorinEmergence of complex topologies from flux-weighted optimization of network efficiencyA212
16:20G. ZanardiMeta-plasticity adds a second memory level to random walk dynamicsA212
16:50I. AuslanderReservoir computing model for multi-electrode electrophysiological data analysisA212
17:20Closure and discussionA212