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Social behaviour and epidemic spreading in social networks

Grant number: 20/08359-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Francisco Aparecido Rodrigues
Grantee:Nastaran Lotfi
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). 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


Epidemic spreading is ubiquitous in our society and it is fundamental to understand this process in different scenarios. Many mathematical models and simulations have verified that the structure of social networks plays a fundamental role in the spreading of the infectious agent. Thus, if we change the connections between individuals, we can control the propagation. Moreover, human behaviour plays a fundamental role in spreading and can be used efficiently to reduce the number of new cases. In this project, our main goal is to understand how human behaviour influences the propagation of an infectious agent in our society.The individuals can act in different ways to decrease the probability of infection and we aim to verify how these different behaviours are the most effective. Our analysis includes the study of social distancing, cooperation between individuals and the effect of awareness on the number of new cases.

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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)
LOTFI, NASTARAN. The earthquake network: the best time scale for network construction. ACTA GEOPHYSICA, v. N/A, p. 7-pg., . (20/08359-1)
KITTEL, TIM; CIEMER, CATRIN; LOTFI, NASTARAN; PERON, THOMAS; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO; KURTHS, JUERGEN; DONNER, REIK V.. Evolving climate network perspectives on global surface air temperature effects of ENSO and strong volcanic eruptions. European Physical Journal-Special Topics, v. 230, n. 14-15, . (16/23827-6, 20/08359-1)
LOTFI, NASTARAN; RODRIGUES, FRANCISCO A.. On the effect of memory on the Prisoner?s Dilemma game in correlated networks. PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS, v. 607, p. 7-pg., . (19/23293-0, 13/07375-0, 20/08359-1)
LOTFI, NASTARAN. Earthquake network construction models: from Abe-Suzuki to a multiplex approach. ACTA GEOPHYSICA, v. N/A, p. 7-pg., . (20/08359-1)

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