Mikko Kivelä
Department of Computer Science

Mikko Kivelä

Assistant Professor

Kontakt information

Postadress
Aalto SCI Computer Science Konemiehentie 2
Mobile phone
+358503824555
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Beskrivning

I am a network scientist working as an assistant professor at the Aalto University, where I also obtained my doctoral degree. Before coming back to Aalto I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

My research area is the relatively new field of network science (or complex networks). This means that I'm interested in complex systems with a large number of elements that are interacting with each other in some non-trivial way and possibly leading to some emergent phenomena. Social systems are a good example: they consist of multiple elements (people) that are interacting with each other (social relationships) and lead to some very complex emergent behaviour (social groups, societies, conflicts, etc.). Other such complex systems include transportation systems, gene-regulatory systems in cells, ecological systems and many more. I see all of these systems as networks that can be studied with the similar sets of tools and theories.

All of the above-mentioned systems, and many others, have been studied extensively using networks where the nodes (people, cities, genes, ...) are either connected by a pairwise link or not (friendship, road, regulatory relationship). This approach has been extremely successful. However, this abstraction discards a lot of important information about the system. For example, social networks have multiple types of relationships of varying strengths and they are inherently dynamic. Including such information greatly increases our understanding of these systems and processes on them, for example, how disease spreads on social networks. These types of more realistic networks are the focus point of my research.

Kompetensområden

Forskargrupper

Professorship Kivelä M., Assistant Professor

Publikationer

Department of Computer Science, Professorship Kaski K., Professorship Kivelä M.
Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Informetrics
Department of Computer Science, Professorship Kivelä M., Professorship Saramäki J.
Publishing year: 2018 Scientific Reports
Department of Computer Science, Professorship Kivelä M.
Publishing year: 2018 PloS one
Department of Computer Science, Professorship Kivelä M.
Publishing year: 2017 IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Publishing year: 2015 MOLECULAR ECOLOGY RESOURCES
BECS, Department of Computer Science
Publishing year: 2012 Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Computer Science
Publishing year: 2012 PloS one
BECS, Department of Computer Science
Publishing year: 2011 Physical Review E
BECS, Department of Computer Science
Publishing year: 2011 Physical Review E