Andrea Baronchelli

I'm a Reader in Mathematics at City, University of London and Economic Data Science theme lead at The Alan Turing Institute

I research self-organisation and emerging phenomena in social and economic systems. 

In particular, coordination and spreading phenomena on social networks (norms, opinion / information / behaviour spreading, categories)behaviour change (tipping points, norm change)blockchain and cryptos, online marketplaces, human mobility, and 
fundamental problems in network science (time-varying nets, multiplex nets, diffusion on nets).

Further positions I hold are:
- Fellow, ISI Foundation.


IC2S2'20 talk "How Norms Change - And How To Change Norms"



ACM CI'20 talk "Collective Dynamics of Dark Web Marketplaces"



Check out The emergence of consensus, a 10-page review / introduction to micro-macro connection, role of social networks, social contagion, committed minorities, etc. With models and empirical results.

Selected publications:

From code to market: Network of developers and correlated returns of cryptocurrencies Lucchini, Alessandretti, Lepri, Gallo and Baronchelli Science Advances (2020) 

The dynamics of norm change in the cultural evolution of language Amato, Lacasa, Díaz-Guilera and Baronchelli PNAS (2018)

Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention Centola, Becker, Brackbill and Baronchelli Science (2018)

Evidence for a conserved quantity in human mobility  Alessandretti, Sapiezynski, Sekara, Lehmann and Baronchelli Nat. Hum. Behav. (2018)

Evolutionary dynamics of the cryptocurrency market ElBahrawy, Alessandretti, Kandler, Pastor-Satorras, and Baronchelli RSOS (2017)

The spontaneous emergence of conventions: An experimental study of cultural evolution Centola and Baronchelli PNAS (2015

Networks in Cognitive Science  Baronchelli, Ferrer-i-Cancho, Pastor-Satorras, Chater, and Christiansen Trends Cog. Sci. (2013)

Modeling human dynamics of face-to-face interaction networks
Starnini, Baronchelli and Pastor-Satorras Phys. Rev. Lett. (2013)

Random Walks and Search in Time-Varying Networks  Perra, Baronchelli, Mocanu, Goncalves, Pastor-Satorras and Vespignani Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012) 

Modeling the emergence of universality in color naming patterns
Baronchelli, Gong, Puglisi and Loreto PNAS (2010)

Cultural route to the emergence of linguistic categories  Puglisi, Baronchelli and Loreto PNAS (2008)

Sharp transition towards shared vocabularies in multi-agent systems
Baronchelli, Felici, Loreto, Caglioti and Steels  J. Stat. Mech. P06014 (2006) 

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