Research home page
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Please note that I can no longer access my old University of Melbourne address email@example.com. Email sent there will be silently lost forever.
All of my publications are available for free online (via this website).
You can also find the publications prior to 2018 on the much older site (which I can no longer update, however) http://munk.cis.unimelb.edu.au/~stivalaa/.
Please note: I no longer review for, or submit manuscripts to, journals published by Elsevier.
Google Scholar profile (this is the best source for up-to-date publication and citation information).
- A. Stivala 2017 Diversity and community: the role of agent-based modeling Am. J. Commun. Psychol. 59(3-4):261-264 doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12131 [Preprint]
- M. Byshkin, A. Stivala, A. Mira, R. Krause, G. Robins and A. Lomi 2016 Auxiliary Parameter MCMC for Exponential Random Graph Models. J. Stat. Phys. 165(4):740-754. doi: 10.1007/s10955-016-1650-5 [Preprint] [view full text]
- A. Stivala, Y. Kashima and M. Kirley 2016 Culture and cooperation in a spatial public goods game. Phys. Rev. E 94:032303 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.02303 [Published paper] [Supplemental Material]
- A. Stivala, G. Robins, Y. Kashima and M. Kirley 2016 Diversity and community can coexist Am. J. Commun. Psychol. 57(1-2):243-254 doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12021 [Preprint]
- A. Stivala, J. Koskinen, D. Rolls, P. Wang and G. Robins 2016 Snowball sampling for estimating exponential random graph models for large networks Social Networks 47:167-188 doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2015.11.003 [Preprint]
- A. Stivala, G. Robins, Y. Kashima and M. Kirley 2014 Ultrametric distribution of culture vectors in an extended Axelrod model of cultural dissemination Sci. Rep. 4:4870 doi:10.1038/srep04870
- A. Stivala, M. Wybrow, A. Wirth, J. Whisstock and P. Stuckey 2011 Automatic generation of protein structure cartoons with Pro-origami Bioinformatics 27(23):3315-3316 doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr575
- A. Stivala, P. Stuckey, M. Garcia de la Banda, M. Hermenegildo and A. Wirth 2010 Lock-free parallel dynamic programming J. Parallel Distrib. Comput. 70:839-848 doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2010.01.004
- A. Stivala, P. Stuckey and A. Wirth 2010 Fast and accurate protein substructure searching with simulated annealing and GPUs BMC Bioinformatics 11:446
- A. Stivala, A. Wirth and P. Stuckey 2009 Tableau-based protein substructure search using quadratic programming BMC Bioinformatics, 10:153
- Y. Kashima, M. Kirley, A. Stivala, and G. Robins 2017. Modeling cultural dynamics. Ch. 13 in R R. Vallacher, S. J. Read, & A. Nowak (Eds.) Computational Social Psychology. New York: Psychology Press.
- Swiss National Research Programme 75 Big Data research grant: The Global Structure of Knowledge Networks: Data, Models and Empirical Results. As named employee (PIs Alessandro Lomi, Fabio Crestani, Garry Robins). 2017 - 2021. [Project details]
- AOARD FA2386-15-1-4020 "Dissemination of opinions and ideas via complex contagion on social networks" 1 July 2015 - 1 July 2016 (with Yoshihisa Kashima, Garry Robins, Michael Kirley)
- PASC "Snowball sampling" 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2017 (with Alessandro Lomi, Rolf Krause, Garry Robins, Alberto Caimo)
- VLSCI VR0261/VR0297 "Co-Evolutionary Dynamics of Culture and Social Structure" / "Modelling large social networks: statistics and cultural dynamics" 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2016 (with Garry Robins, Yoshihisa Kashima, Michael Kirley)
Supplementary material for publications
Source code, data sets, web server (where applicable) etc. related to the publications above are available via the following links:
- Equilibrium Expectation (EE) to estimate exponential random graph model (ERGM) parameters for large directed networks
- Another phase transition in the Axelrod model
- Culture and cooperation in a spatial public goods game
- Diversity and Community Can Co-exist
- Ultrametric distribution of culture vectors in an extended Axelrod model of cultural dissemination
- Pro-origami: Protein structure cartoons
- Lock-free parallel dynamic programming
- Fast and accurate protein substructure searching with simulated annealing and GPUs
- Tableau-based protein substructure search using quadratic programming
- Source code for user equilibrium traffic assignment and models for scheduling road upgrades (see "Traffic Assignment and Road Network Upgrade Planning" slides for "Mesoscopic modelling of traffic networks" workshop)
- PhD thesis: "Algorithms for the Study of RNA and Protein Structure"
- PhD completion seminar slides: "Algorithms for the Study of RNA and Protein Structure"
- Useful Links for Bioinformatics Research
- In semester 2, 2007 I was the head tutor for 433-253: Algorithms and Data Structures.
- In semester 1, 2007 I was the head tutor for 433-253: Algorithms and Data Structures.
- In semester 2, 2006 I tutored 433-253: Algorithms and Data Structures.
- In 2010, I was the Secretary of the COMBINE ICT for Life Sciences Forum Student Chapter, affiliated as the Australian Regional Student Group in the ISCB Student Council of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
- In the summer of 2008/2009 I was an intern at The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC).
- In 2008, I was the President of the CSSE Postgaduate Group.
- In 2007-2008 I was the Department postgraduate seminar coordinator.