Abbas Karimi Rizi

Abbas Karimi Rizi

Doctoral Researcher
Doctoral Researcher
T313 Dept. Computer Science

As a Ph.D. candidate at the Computer Science Department of Aalto University, I am working on problems in Network Science. Specifically, I’m interested in modeling pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for epidemics and bridging the gap between the theory of temporal networks and non-equilibrium phase transition formalism.
I have an MS in Physics of Complex Systems and a BA in Solid State Physics. I’m a science writer and I write at (FA) where I am also the editor-in-chief. 

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Areas of expertise

complex networks, critical phenomena, network science, directed percolation, Percolation Theory, statistical physics, Complex Systems, Epidemiology, 113 Computer and information sciences, Computational data analysis, Condensed matter physics, Theoretical computer science

Honors and awards

Aalto Doc Incentive Scholarship

Award or honor granted for a specific work School common, SCI Jan 2021

The Best Rapid Talk Award

CS Research Day 2022
Award or honor granted for a specific work School common, SCI Jan 2022

The Charkh Award for Best Persian Science Blog

Award or honor granted for a specific work School common, SCI Mar 2022

Research groups

  • Professorship Kivelä Mikko, Doctoral Researcher


The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Contact Tracing on Networks with Cliques

Abbas K. Rizi, Leah Keating, James P. Gleeson, David O'Sullivan, Mikko Kivelä 2023

Weighted Temporal Event Graphs and Temporal-Network Connectivity

Jari Saramäki, Arash Badie Modiri, Abbas K. Rizi, Mikko Kivelä, Marton Karsai 2023 Temporal Network Theory

Directed percolation in temporal networks

Arash Badie Modiri, Abbas K. Rizi, Marton Karsai, Mikko Kivelä 2022 PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH

Directed percolation in random temporal network models with heterogeneities

Arash Badie-Modiri, Abbas K. Rizi, Márton Karsai, Mikko Kivelä 2022 Physical Review E

Herd immunity and epidemic size in networks with vaccination homophily

Takayuki Hiraoka, Abbas K. Rizi, Mikko Kivelä, Jari Saramäki 2022 Physical Review E

Epidemic spreading and digital contact tracing: Effects of heterogeneous mixing and quarantine failures

Abbas K. Rizi, Ali Faqeeh, Arash Badie-Modiri, Mikko Kivelä 2022 Physical Review E

Topological analysis of interaction patterns in cancer-specific gene regulatory network

Hosein Masoomy, Behrouz Askari, Samin Tajik, Abbas K. Rizi, G. Reza Jafari 2021 Scientific Reports