Presently, I am Full Professor at University of Aveiro.
I am a theoretical physicist working on Statistical
Physics. My research, in the last years, focus mainly in the study of
structure and the evolution of communications networks, the World Wide
Web, the Internet, biological networks, etc. Other interests are
related with: granular media, self-organized criticality,
non-equilibrium phase transitions, deposition models,etc.
In fact, my last research on networks has inumerous applications and is
a realization of a general principle: popularity
& JFF Mendes Oxford University Press (2003)
This text provides a concise, informative
introduction to the principles of the organization and evolution of
both natural and artificial networks. These are new concepts, based on
the latest progress in network science. The book is written by
is addressed to all researchers involved in the field and students.
The aim of the text is to understand the generic principles of the
complex organization of diverse networks: the Internet and World Wide
Web, cellular networks, social nets, and many others. The ideas are
presented in a clear and a pedagogical way, with minimal mathematics,
so even students without a deep knowledge of mathematics and
statistical physics will be able to rely on this as a reference.
Special attention is given to real networks. Collected empirical data
and numerous real applications of existing concepts are discussed in
detail, as well as the topical problems of communication and other