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From Networks to Neural Networks in Finance

Albert   |  events   |   13/12/2020

The School aims to present the state of the art on methodologies and applications of Neural Networks and Nets to finance. The expected audience of the school is provided by PhD student and young researchers interested in applications of Neural Networks and Nets to finance.


The school is organized through three different initiatives:

  • Four minicourses
  • Lectures
  • Workshops with students and participants to the school on developing research ideas.


  • Albert Diaz Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona (10 hours):
  • Tomaso Aste UCL, London (6 hours): Information filtering networks for socio-economic systems
  • Matteo Matteucci, Politecnico di Mialno (10 hours): Introduction to neural networks: from theory to practice
  • Josef Teichmann, ETH Zurich (6 hours) (TBC)


  • Christoffer Kok, European Central Bank, Contagion modelling at the ECB: analytical frameworks and policy usage
  • Paolo Giudici, Università di Pavia, Network based credit risk models for peer to peer lending.
  • Andrea Prampolini, Intesa Sanpaolo, Limit order book simulation with interactive agents


to be defined

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Complexity Science and Past Complex Systems

Albert   |  events   |   18/11/2019

How can complexity science help us better understand past and present complex social systems as diverse as the Roman economy and online social networks? This one-day workshop will explore the role complexity science, and in particular its use of network approaches, can play for the study of the human past, and how it enables comparisons between past and present-day complex social systems.

Complexity science is now a thriving field and its application for the study of the human past shows huge potential. This workshop will explore this potential.

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Recent publications

Optimal cost tuning of frustration: Achieving desired states in the Kuramoto-Sakaguchi model

Gemma Rosell-TarragĂł and Albert DĂ­az-Guilera
Physical Review E 103 012216 (2021)

Comparing spatial networks: A one-size-fits-all efficiency-driven approach

Ignacio Morer, Alessio Cardillo, Albert DĂ­az-Guilera, Luce Prignano, and Sergi Lozano
Physical Review E 101 042301 (2020)

Flocking-enhanced social contagion

Demian Levis, Albert Diaz-Guilera, Ignacio Pagonabarraga, and Michele Starnini
Phys Rev Research 2 032056 (2020)

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