# Dr Andrea Baronchelli

## Contact

- Dr Andrea Baronchelli
- +44 (0)20 7040 8124
- andrea.baronchelli.1@city.ac.uk
- a.baronchelli.work@gmail.com

## Postal Address

Northampton Square

London

EC1V 0HB

UK

## About

### Background

For more info please see Dr. Baronchelli's **PERSONAL HOMEPAGE: https://sites.google.com/site/andreabaronchelli/**

Andrea Baronchelli obtained his PhD in Physics from the 'Sapienza' University of Rome, where he had previously completed his undergraduate degree. He then moved to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech in Barcelona, where he conducted his research as a University Postdoc, and as a Juan de la Cierva Fellow afterwards. In January 2012 he joined Northeastern University in Boston, MA, as a Research Associate. He started his Lecturer position at City University in September 2013.

## Research

**PERSONAL HOMEPAGE: https://sites.google.com/site/andreabaronchelli/ <\/b>**

**Andrea pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda centred on the modeling of social and biological systems, with particular regard to issues in linguistics, cognitive science and evolutionary dynamics. At a more fundamental level, Andrea's research focuses on complex networks and on the way they affect the dynamical processes taking place upon them. He uses concepts and tools coming from Complex Systems, Network Science and Data Science.**

Andrea has published 60+ peer-reviewed papers, and has presented his work in 30+ invited talks at International Conferences, Universities and Institutions.

Andrea has published 60+ peer-reviewed papers, and has presented his work in 30+ invited talks at International Conferences, Universities and Institutions.

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## Publications

## Chapter (8)

- Moretti, P., Baronchelli, A., Starnini, M. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2013).
**Generalized voter-like models on heterogeneous networks.**In Ganguly, N. (Ed.),*Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks*Springer Science & Business. ISBN 978-1-4614-6729-8. - Baronchelli, A., Gong, T., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2010).
**On the origin of universal categorization patterns: an in-silica experiment.**In Smith, A.D.M. (Ed.),*The Evolution of Language*(pp. 365–366). World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-4295-22-2. - Mukherjee, A., Baronchelli, A., Loreto, V., Puglisi, A. and Tria, F. (2010).
**Aging in the Emergence of Linguistic Categories.**In Fellermann, H., Dörr, M., Hanczyc, M.M., Laursen, L.L., Maurer, S.E., Merkle, D., Monnard, P.-.A., Støy, K. and Rasmussen, S. (Ed.),*Artificial Life XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Odense, Denmark, August 19-23, 2010*(pp. 589–590). MIT Press ISBN 978-0-262-29075-3. - Baronchelli, A., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2010).
**Complex systems approach to natural categorization.**In Smith, A.D.M. (Ed.),*The Evolution of Language*World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-4295-22-2. - Loreto, V., Baronchelli, A. and Puglisi, A. (2009).
**Mathematical modeling of language games.**In Nolfi, S. and Mirolli, M. (Ed.),*Evolution of Communication and Language in Embodied Agents*Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-01250-1. - Jäger, H., Steels, L., Baronchelli, A., Briscoe, E., Christiansen, M.H., Griffiths, T., Jager, G., Kirby, S., Komarova, N., Richerson, P.J. and Triesch, J. (2009).
**What can mathematical, computational and robotic models tell us about the origins of syntax?**In Bickerton, D. and Szathmáry, E. (Ed.),*Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax*(pp. 385–410). MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-01356-7. - Baronchelli, A., Cattuto, C., Loreto, V. and Puglisi, A. (2009).
**Complex systems approach to the emergence of language.**In Minett, J.W. and Wang, W.S.-.Y. (Ed.),*Language, Evolution, and the Brain*City University of HK Press. ISBN 978-962-937-165-4. - Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Strategies for fast convergence in semiotic dynamic.**In Rocha, L.M. (Ed.),*Artificial life X*(pp. 480–485). The MIT Press.

## Conference (4)

- Lin, Y.-.R., Margolin, B., Keegan, A., Baronchelli, A. and Lazer, D. (2013).
**#Bigbirds never die: Understanding social dynamics of emergent hashtag.***THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA*8-11 July, MIT Media Lab and Microsoft. - Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Bootstrapping communication in language games.***6th International Conference (EVOLANG6)*. - Baronchelli, A., Caglioti, E., Loreto, V. and Steels, L. (2006).
**Complex systems approach to language games.***Second European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS'06*Oxford, UK. - Baronchelli, A., Felici, M., Caglioti, E., Loreto, V. and Steels, L. (2005).
**Self-organizing communication in language games.***First European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS'05*Paris, France.

## Journal Article (60)

- Starnini, M., Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2016).
**Model reproduces individual, group and collective dynamics of human contact networks.***Social Networks*,*47*, pp. 130–137. doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2016.06.002. - Starnini, M., Frasca, M. and Baronchelli, A. (2016).
**Emergence of metapopulations and echo chambers in mobile agents.***Scientific Reports*,*6*. doi:10.1038/srep31834. - Starnini, M., Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2016).
**Temporal correlations in social multiplex networks.**. - Baronchelli, A. (2016).
**A gentle introduction to the minimal Naming Game.***Belgian Journal of Linguistics*,*30*(1), pp. 171–192. doi:10.1075/bjl.30.08bar. - Trianni, V., Simone, D.D., Reina, A. and Baronchelli, A. (2016).
**Emergence of Consensus in a Multi-Robot Network: From Abstract Models to Empirical Validation.***IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters*,*1*(1), pp. 348–353. doi:10.1109/LRA.2016.2519537. - Sun, K., Baronchelli, A. and Perra, N. (2015).
**Contrasting effects of strong ties on SIR and SIS processes in temporal networks.***European Physical Journal B*,*88*(12), pp. 1–8. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2015-60568-4. - Mistry, D., Zhang, Q., Perra, N. and Baronchelli, A. (2015).
**Committed activists and the reshaping of status-quo social consensus.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*92*(4) . doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042805. - Centola, D. and Baronchelli, A. (2015).
**The spontaneous emergence of conventions: An experimental study of cultural evolution.***Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*,*112*(7), pp. 1989–1994. doi:10.1073/pnas.1418838112. - Baronchelli, A., Loreto, V. and Puglisi, A. (2015).
**Individual biases, cultural evolution, and the statistical nature of language universals: the case of colour naming systems.***PloS one*,*10*(5), p. e0125019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125019. - Ciulla, F., Perra, N., Baronchelli, A. and Vespignani, A. (2014).
**Damage detection via shortest-path network sampling.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*89*(5) . doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.89.052816. - Baronchelli, A. (2014).
**Modeling is a tool, and data are crucial. A comment on "Modelling language evolution: Examples and predictions" by Tao Gong et al.***Physics of Life Reviews*,*11*(2), pp. 317–318. doi:10.1016/j.plrev.2014.01.014. - Ribeiro, P., Perra, N. and Baronchelli, A. (2013).
**Quantifying the effect of temporal resolution on time-varying networks.***Scientific Reports*,*3*. doi:10.1038/srep03006. - Baronchelli, A., Chater, N., Christiansen, M.H. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2013).
**Evolution in a Changing Environment.***PLoS ONE*,*8*(1) . - Liu, S.-.Y., Baronchelli, A. and Perra, N. (2013).
**Contagion dynamics in time-varying metapopulation networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*87*(3) . - Halu, A., Zhao, K., Baronchelli, A. and Bianconi, G. (2013).
**Connect and win: The role of social networks in political elections.***EPL*,*102*(1) . - Starnini, M., Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2013).
**Modeling human dynamics of face-to-face interaction networks.***Physical Review Letters*,*110*(16) . - Mocanu, D., Baronchelli, A., Perra, N., Gonçalves, B., Zhang, Q. and Vespignani, A. (2013).
**The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms.***PLoS ONE*,*8*(4) . - Baronchelli, A. and Radicchi, F. (2013).
**Lévy flights in human behavior and cognition.***Chaos, Solitons and Fractals*,*56*, pp. 101–105. - Baronchelli, A., Ferrer-i-Cancho, R., Pastor-Satorras, R., Chater, N. and Christiansen, M.H. (2013).
**Networks in Cognitive Science.***Trends in Cognitive Sciences*,*17*, pp. 348–360. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.04.010. - Moretti, P., Liu, S., Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2012).
**Heterogenous mean-field analysis of a generalized voter-like model on networks.***European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems*,*85*. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2012-20501-1. - Ciulla, F., Mocanu, D., Baronchelli, A., Goncalves, B., Perra, N. and Vespignani, A. (2012).
**Beating the news using social media: the case study of American Idol.***EPJ Data Science*,*1*(8) . doi:10.1140/epjds8. - Gong, T., Puglisi, A., Loreto, V. and Baronchelli, A. (2012).
**Exploring the roles of complex networks in linguistic categorization.***Artificial Life*,*18*(1), pp. 107–121. - Radicchi, F., Baronchelli, A. and Amaral, L.A.N. (2012).
**Rationality, irrationality and escalating behavior in lowest unique bid auctions.***PLoS ONE*,*7*(1) . - Baronchelli, A. and Díaz-Guilera, A. (2012).
**Consensus in networks of mobile communicating agents.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*85*(1) . - Baronchelli, A., Loreto, V. and Tria, F. (2012).
**Language dynamics.***Advances in Complex Systems*,*15*(3-4) . - Starnini, M., Baronchelli, A., Barrat, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2012).
**Random walks on temporal networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*85*(5) . - Radicchi, F. and Baronchelli, A. (2012).
**Evolution of optimal Lévy-flight strategies in human mental searches.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*85*(6) . - Starnini, M., Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2012).
**Ordering dynamics of the multi-state voter model.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*,*2012*(10) . - Baronchelli, A., Chater, N., Pastor-Satorras, R. and Christiansen, M.H. (2012).
**The Biological Origin of Linguistic Diversity.***PLoS ONE*,*7*(10) . - Perra, N., Baronchelli, A., Mocanu, D., Gonçalves, B., Pastor-Satorras, R. and Vespignani, A. (2012).
**Random walks and search in time-varying networks.***Physical Review Letters*,*109*(23) . - Tria, F., Mukherjee, A., Baronchelli, A., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2011).
**A fast no-rejection algorithm for the Category Game.***J. Comput. Science*,*2*, pp. 316–323. doi:10.1016/j.jocs.2011.10.002. - Mukherjee, A., Tria, F., Baronchelli, A., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2011).
**Aging in language dynamics.***PLoS ONE*,*6*(2) . - Moretti, P., Baronchelli, A., Barrat, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2011).
**Complex networks and glassy dynamics: Walks in the energy landscape.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*,*2011*(3) . - Loreto, V., Baronchelli, A., Mukherjee, A., Puglisi, A. and Tria, F. (2011).
**Statistical physics of language dynamics.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*,*2011*(4) . - Baronchelli, A. (2011).
**Role of feedback and broadcasting in the naming game.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*83*(4) . - Baronchelli, A., Castellano, C. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2011).
**Voter models on weighted networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*83*(6) . - Baronchelli, A. (2011).
**The maturity of modeling. A comment on "Modeling the Cultural Evolution of Language" by Luc Steels.***Physics of Life Reviews*,*8*(4), pp. 377–378. - Tria, F., Mukherjee, A., Baronchelli, A., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2011).
**A fast no-rejection algorithm for the Category Game.***Journal of Computational Science*,*2*(4), pp. 316–323. - Baronchelli, A., Gong, T., Puglisi, A. and Loreto, V. (2010).
**Modeling the emergence of universality in color naming patterns.***Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*,*107*(6), pp. 2403–2407. - Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2010).
**Mean-field diffusive dynamics on weighted networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*82*(1) . - Baronchelli, A., Barrat, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2009).
**Glass transition and random walks on complex energy landscapes.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*80*(2) . - Castelló, X., Baronchelli, A. and Loreto, V. (2009).
**Consensus and ordering in language dynamics.***European Physical Journal B*,*71*(4), pp. 557–564. - Baronchelli, A. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2009).
**Effects of mobility on ordering dynamics.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*,*2009*(11) . - Baronchelli, A., Loreto, V. and Steels, L. (2008).
**In-depth analysis of the naming game dynamics: The homogeneous mixing case.***International Journal of Modern Physics C*,*19*(5), pp. 785–812. - Puglisi, A., Baronchelli, A. and Loreto, V. (2008).
**Cultural route to the emergence of linguistic categories.***Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*,*105*(23), pp. 7936–7940. - Baronchelli, A., Catanzaro, M. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2008).
**Random walks on complex trees.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*78*(1) . - Baronchelli, A., Catanzaro, M. and Pastor-Satorras, R. (2008).
**Bosonic reaction-diffusion processes on scale-free networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*78*(1) . - Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2007).
**The role of topology on the dynamics of the Naming Game.***European Physical Journal: Special Topics*,*143*(1), pp. 233–235. - Barrat, A., Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L. and Loreto, V. (2007).
**Agreement dynamics on interaction networks with diverse topologies.***Chaos*,*17*(2) . - Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2007).
**Nonequilibrium phase transition in negotiation dynamics.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*76*(5) . - Baronchelli, A., Dall'Asta, L., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Topology-induced coarsening in language games.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*73*(1) . - Baronchelli, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Ring structures and mean first passage time in networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*73*(2) . - Dall'Asta, L., Baronchelli, A., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Agreement dynamics on small-world networks.***Europhysics Letters*,*73*(6), pp. 969–975. - Baronchelli, A., Felici, M., Loreto, V., Caglioti, E. and Steels, L. (2006).
**Sharp transition towards shared vocabularies in multi-agent systems.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*, (6) . - Dalla'Asta, L., Baronchelli, A., Barrat, A. and Loreto, V. (2006).
**Nonequilibrium dynamics of language games on complex networks.***Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*74*(3) . - Dall'Asta, L. and Baronchelli, A. (2006).
**Microscopic activity patterns in the naming game.***Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General*,*39*(48), pp. 14851–14867. - Baronchelli, A., Caglioti, E. and Loreto, V. (2005).
**Measuring complexity with zippers.***European Journal of Physics*,*26*(5), pp. S69–S77. - Baronchelli, A., Caglioti, E. and Loreto, V. (2005).
**Artificial sequences and complexity measures.***Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment*,*2005*. doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2005/04/P04002. - Baronchelli, A., Caglioti, E., Loreto, V. and Pizzi, E. (2004).
**Dictionary-based methods for information extraction.***Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications*,*342*(1-2 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 294–300. - Baronchelli, A. and Loreto, V. (2004).
**Data Compression approach to Information Extraction and Classification.***CoRR*,*cond-mat/0403233*.

## Thesis/Dissertation (1)

- Baronchelli, A.
**Statistical mechanics approach to language games.**(PhD Thesis)