Former Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Researchers and Professors

Laura Alesssandretti

Undergraduate visiting student

Thesis report: Modelling large scale properties of the chromatin fibre as a space filling curve.

Seung Ki Baek


He is currently an assistant professor at Pukyong National University in Korea. Personal webpage.

Sebastian Bernhardsson

PhD 2009

Dissertation title: Structures in Complex Systems:
Playing dice with Networks and Books (PDF).

He is currently a research scientist at Swedish Defence Research Agency. Personal webpage.

Mats Bodin

Assistand professor until 2014

His area of interest is theoretical research in biology and ecology. He utilize and develop mathematical models and theories to describe and analyze ecological and evolutionary processes. For example, he is studying the evolutionary responses of size at maturation to predation and harvesting in exploited fish stocks.

Katharina Brinck

project student

Project title: Evolutionary Constraint of Complexity

She is currently a M.Sc. student at University of California, Berkeley, working on maximum entropy applications in ecology.

Luis Enrique Correa da Rocha

PhD 2011

Dissertation title: Exploring patterns of empirical networks (PDF).

He is currently an Associate Researcher affiliated to Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and to the University of Namur in Belgium. Personal webpage.

Robin Forsling

Undergraduate student

Thesis report: Gene regulation Crowding effects in quasi 1D systems

Fariba Karimi

PhD 2015

She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences. Personal webpage.

Sang Hoon Lee


He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oxford in UK. Personal webpage.

Sungmin Lee


He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technolgy (NTNU). Personal webpage.

Xinzhu Meng


He is currently an associate professor of mathematics at the Shandong University of Science and Technology in China.

Petter Minnhagen

Emeritus professor

Personal webpage.

Atieh Mirshahvalad

PhD 2013

Dissertation title: Organization of information pathways in complex networks (PDF).

She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Birmingham in UK. Personal webpage.

Etsuko Nonaka

PhD 2014

She is currently a postdoctoral research Department of Bioscience, Metapopulation Research Group. Personal webpage.

Henrik Sjödin

PhD 2014

Former PhD student in theoretical ecology

Alcides Viamontes Ezquivel

PhD 2014

He is currently working as the Ceo of Zunzun AB, a company that works with data analysis. 

Zhi-Xi Wu 


He is currently a professor at the Fuzhou University in China.

Hong Zhang


He is currently at the Jiangsu University in China.

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