Visiting Students

Thomas Louf

Thomas is a PhD student in the IFISC laboratory in Spain and is spending a visiting period at CEU in the research team of Prof. Márton Karsai, contributing to the CIVICA EmoMap project. His task is to complete an extensive data analysis on a Twitter data corpus collected during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. The goal of the analysis is to create a network representation of the data to better understand how groups expressed similar emotions during the emergency and the following intervention periods.

Sebastian Morel-Balbi

Sebastian is a PhD student at the University of Bath (UK). He holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Theoretical Physics both from the Sapienza University of Rome, where he specialised in statistical mechanics of disordered systems. His interest in the interdisciplinary applications of statistical mechanics led him to work in the area of complex networks. In particular, his thesis focuses on identifying the possible underlying mechanisms responsible for shaping the large-scale structure of complex networks. Amongst others, his research interests include strongly disordered systems, statistical inference, and optimisation problems.