Research home page
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/.
A. Stivala 2020 Reply to “Comment on Geodesic Cycle Length Distributions in Delusional and Other Social Networks” Journal of Social Structure 21(1):94-106. doi:10.21307/joss-2020-004
A. Stivala 2020 Geodesic cycle length distributions in delusional and other social networks Journal of Social Structure 21(1):35-76 . doi:10.21307/joss-2020-002 [Accepted manuscript (CC BY-NC 4.0 license)]
T. Diviák, J. Coutinho, and A. Stivala 2020 A man’s world? Comparing the structural positions of men and women in an organized criminal network. Crime, Law and Social Change 74(5):547-569. doi:10.1007/s10611-020-09910-5 [Full Text (CC BY 4.0 license )]
A. Stivala, G. Robins, and A. Lomi 2020 Exponential random graph model parameter estimation for very large directed networks PloS One, 15(1), e0227804. arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.08063 [Preprint]
M. Byshkin, A. Stivala, A. Mira, G. Robins and A. Lomi 2018 Fast Maximum Likelihood Estimation via Equilibrium Expectation for Large Network Data Sci. Rep. 8:11509 doi:10.1038/s41598-018-29725-8 [view full text] [Supplementary 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]
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.94.032303 [Published paper] [Supplemental Material]
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 [Preprint]
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. [Accepted version at University of Melbourne research repository]
Supplementary material for publications
Source code, data sets, web server (where applicable) etc. related to the publications above are available via the following links. You can also find source code in my GitHub repositories or for code prior to 2018 on the much older site (which I can no longer update, however) http://munk.cis.unimelb.edu.au/~stivalaa/.
Swiss National Research Programme 75 Big Data research grant: The Global Structure of Knowledge Networks: Data, Models and Empirical Results (project number 167326 ). 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) [Final report]
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)
Note regarding Pro-origami
UPDATE (1 March 2020): The Pro-origami server seems to be working properly again! But longer term, apparently it has to be moved to a new (virtual) server, this is being worked on now.
Update (18 January 2020): The Pro-origami server is currently (and for at least the last 5 days) not working: retrieving a cartoon does nothing or returns an error (for SVG or PDF - you can still retrieve a a PNG version), and generating a cartoon shows an error screen regarding OS error "No space left on device" (probably it has run out of disk space). Unfortunately I no longer have any access to the server, but I have asked a collaborator at Uni. Melb. to ask IT to look into it (but I have no idea how long this will take).
The Pro-origami server has been migrated to a new address and now only http://munk.cis.unimelb.edu.au/pro-origami/ will work, the old address http://munk.csse.unimelb.edu.au/pro-origami will no longer work. (The csse.unimelb.edu.au domain name was actually retired some time ago but was still supported until now).
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.
Please use my gmail address below.
Please note that I can no longer access my old University of Melbourne address firstname.lastname@example.org. Email sent there will be silently lost forever.