Alessio Cardillo

Alessio Cardillo is currently a senior postdoctoral fellow at UOC and a member of the  ERC StG project “Social Networks of the Past. Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959” (Grant Agreement: 803860).

After getting both the BSc and the MSc in physics at the University of Catania (Italy), he moved to the University of Zaragoza (Spain) where in 2014 he obtained a PhD in physics.

Since then, he has worked as postdoctoral fellow upon the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, the Catalan Institute for Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) in Tarragona (Spain), the University of Bristol (United Kingdom), and the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain).

The research of Dr. Cardillo focuses mainly on the study of complex systems focusing on those mappable as networks. Specifically, Dr. Cardillo’s research concerns the analysis of the structural properties of (among others) the networks of: urban mobility, scientific collaborations, collections of documents, and multilayer networks. Moreover, the research of Dr. Cardillo focuses also on the emergence of collective behaviors like cooperation, synchronization, and pandemic spreading by using co-evolutionary dynamics models.

Selected bibliography

Cardillo, A., Gómez-Gardenes, J., Zanin, M., Romance, M., Papo, D., del Pozo, F., and Boccaletti, S. “Emergence of Network Features from Multiplexity”. Scientific Reports, vol. 3, no. 1344, 2013. DOI:

Porta, S., Strano, E., Iacoviello, V., Messora, R., Latora, V., Cardillo, A., Wang, F., and Scellato, S. “Street Centrality and Densities of Retail and Services in Bologna, Italy”. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, no. 36, 2009, pp. 450-465. DOI:

Cardillo, A., Scellato, S., Latora, V., and Porta, S. “Structural Properties of Planar Graphs of Urban Street Patterns”. Physical Review, vol. 73, no. 6, 2006. DOI:

Cardillo, A., Reyes-Suárez, C., Naranjo, F., and Gómez-Gardeñes, J. “Evolutionary Vaccination Dilemma in Complex Networks”. Physical Review, vol. 88, no. 3, 2013. DOI:

Antonioni, A. and Cardillo, A. “Coevolution of Synchronization and Cooperation in Costly Networked Interactions”. Physical Review Letters, vol. 118, no. 23, 2017. DOI: