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Propagation of information in multilayer networks

Grant number: 16/24555-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Francisco Aparecido Rodrigues
Grantee:Paulo Cesar Ventura da Silva
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07375-0 - CeMEAI - Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry, AP.CEPID
Associated scholarship(s):19/11183-5 - Single and coupled dynamics in multiplex populations, BE.EP.DR


Complex networks are essential tools to model propagation processes in society, such as epidemics and rumors. The study of such processes allows the prediction of the spread of diseases in the real world, as well as the development of effective immunization strategies. However, most network models do not consider the diversity of interactions between individuals, nor the influence of knowledge about the disease in its propagation. These aspects can only be modeled with the multilayer network formalism, which has attracted great attention in the last years. This project proposes the study of propagation processes in multilayer networks. The influence of the network structure on the propagation process will be analyzed, considering diversities in the transmission routes, types of social contact and susceptibility of infection in each individual. Finally, we shall study the coupling between epidemics and rumors spreading, in which the information about the epidemic can impact its propagation. This study allows the planning of efficient immunization and information campaigns, taking into account the multilayer structure of the interactions. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
VENTURA, PAULO CESAR; MORENO, YAMIR; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO A.. Role of time scale in the spreading of asymmetrically interacting diseases. PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH, v. 3, n. 1, . (16/24555-0, 13/07375-0, 19/11183-5, 19/23293-0)
VENTURA, PAULO CESAR; ALETA, ALBERTO; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO A.; MORENO, YAMIR. Epidemic spreading in populations of mobile agents with adaptive behavioral response. CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS, v. 156, p. 10-pg., . (19/11183-5, 16/24555-0, 19/23293-0, 13/07375-0)
VENTURA DA SILVA, PAULO CESAR; VELASQUEZ-ROJAS, FATIMA; CONNAUGHTON, COLM; VAZQUEZ, FEDERICO; MORENO, YAMIR; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO A.. Epidemic spreading with awareness and different timescales in multiplex networks. Physical Review E, v. 100, n. 3, . (16/24555-0, 16/25682-5, 13/07375-0, 17/50144-0, 15/50122-0)
VENTURA, PAULO CESAR; ALETA, ALBERTO; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO APARECIDO; MORENO, YAMIR. Modeling the effects of social distancing on the large-scale spreading of diseases. EPIDEMICS, v. 38, p. 13-pg., . (19/11183-5, 19/23293-0, 16/24555-0)
Academic Publications
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SILVA, Paulo Cesar Ventura da. Epidemic modeling with host behavioral responses. 2022. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC/BT) São Carlos.

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