Institute for Complex Systems - Sapienza - CNR

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ISC Sapienza Andrea Gabrielli
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Andrea Gabrielli
3 months ago



For an extended version of my CV click here.


I worked in the last 20 years in different problems of statistical physics, ranging from fractal growth phenomena, percolation, self-organized criticality to application of methods of statistical physics to cosmological, gravitational problems and complex networks which is now my main research interest.

My present interests are in:

1) Application of complex network theory to socio-economic networks (e.g. see this paper and this other paper) and analysis of fMRI data about brain function (e.g. see this paper);

2) Statistical physics of extended gravitational and long range interacting systems (e.g. see this paper and this other paper);

3) Stochastic processes with multiplicative noise, turbulence and the relation with long range interactions (e.g. see this paper);

4) Theory of anomalous diffusion in NMR experiments in organic and inorganic complex media (see this paper).

For a more detailed account of my activities visit my Google-scholar web-page




February 2009 – Present: Tenured Researcher (Ricercatore III livello, matricola CNR n. 27819)

Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC) - Italian National Research Council (CNR), Via dei Taurini 19, 00185 - Rome, Italy

Research in the theory of complex systems with applications to physical, social and biological systems

July 2004 – February 2009: Tenure Track

INFM and Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC) - Italian National Research Council (CNR), Via dei Taurini 19, 00185 - Rome, Italy

Research in the Theory of Complex Systems with applications to physical, social and biological systems

November 2002 – June 2004: Post doctoral position in Physics

“E. Fermi” Center for Research and Studies (Rome, Italy) c/o Physics Department of the University “Sapienza" of Rome, Italy.

Research activity on the physics of Complex Systems.

December 2000 – October 2002: Post doctoral position in Physics

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia (INFM) c/o Physics Department of the University “Sapienza" of Rome, Italy.

Research activity on the physics of Complex Systems.

October 1999 – November 2000: Post doctoral position in Physics

Lab. PMC – Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), Group of Prof. Bernard Sapoval

European Project “Fractal Structures and Self-organization" (TMR program of the EEC, contract number: FMRXCT980183)

Research activity on the physics of self-organized fractal systems and percolation.

November 1998 – September 1999: Post doctoral position in Physics, CIES scholarship

Lab. PMC – Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), Group of Prof. Bernard Sapoval

Research activity on the physics of self-organized fractal systems and percolation.



1996 – 1998 PhD in Physics - Thesis Title: “Memory Effects in Growth Dynamics with Quenched Disorder” External supervisor: Prof. Luciano Pietronero,

Physics Department, University “Tor Vergata” of Rome, Italy, Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Petronzio

1989 – 1995 “Laurea” in Physics - Thesis Title: “Quenched and Stochastic Dynamics: the Case of Invasion Percolation” Final note: 110/110 cum laude

Physics Department, University “Sapienza” of Rome, Italy

Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Pietronero


Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature); reviewer of many journals among which Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. E, Nature Comm., J. of Stat. Mech., Eur. Phys. J. B, Europhys. Lett., Plos One, Scientific Reports, Physica A.


1 monography in Statistical Physics ("Statistical Physics for Cosmic Structures", Springer, 2005)

1 chapter in Book of Network Theory

101 papers on peer-reviewed journals


H-factor: 26 (Google-scholar)

Citation index: 2146 (Google-scholar)



  • R. Mastrandrea, A. Gabrielli, F. Piras, G. Spalletta, G. Caldarelli, T. Gili , Organization and hierarchy of the human functional brain network lead to a chain-like core, in publication on Sci. Rep. (2017),
  • T. Squartini, G. Cimini, A. Gabrielli and D. Garlaschelli, Network reconstruction via density sampling, Applied Network Science 2, 3 (2017), DOI 10.1007/s41109-017-0021-8.
  • F. Saracco, M.J. Straka, R. Di Clemente, A. Gabrielli, G. Caldarelli, T. Squartini, Inferring monopartite projections of bipartite networks: an entropy-based approach, New J. of Physics 19, 053022 (2017).
  • B. Marcos, A. Gabrielli, M. Joyce, Formation and relaxation of quasi-stationary states in particle systems with power law interactions, (2017).
  • G. Poce, G. Cimini, A. Gabrielli, A. Zaccaria, G. Baldacci, M. Polito, M. Rizzo, S. Sabatini, What do central counterparties default funds really cover? A network-based stress test answer, (2016).
  • G. Bardella, A. Bifone, A. Gabrielli, A. Gozzi, and T Squartini, Hierarchical organization of functional connectivity in the mouse brain: a complex network approach, Scientific Reports 16, 32060 (2016).
  • F. Saracco, R. Di Clemente, A. Gabrielli, T. Squartini, Detecting early signs of the 2007 - 2008 crisis in the world trade, Scientific Reports 6, 30286 (2016).
  • G. Cimini, A. Zaccaria, A. Gabrielli, Investigating the interplay between fundamentals of national research systems: Performance, investments and international collaborations, J. of Informetrics 10(1), 200-211 (2016).
  • F. Saracco, R. Di Clemente, A. Gabrielli, L. Pietronero, From Innovation to Diversification: A Simple Competitive Model, PLoS ONE 10(12), e0144564 (2015).
  • G. Cimini, T. Squartini, D. Garlaschelli and A. Gabrielli, Systemic Risk Analysis on Reconstructed Economic and Financial Networks, Scientific Reports 5, 15758 (2015).
  • G. Cimini, T. Squartini, A. Gabrielli, and D. Garlaschelli, Estimating topological proper- ties of weighted networks from limited information, Phys. Rev. E 92, 040802(R) (2015).
  • C. Barr, J. Talbot, P. Viot, L. Angelani, and A. Gabrielli, Generalized model of blockage in particulate flow limited by channel carrying capacity, Phys. Rev. E 92, 032141 (2015).
  • F. Saracco, R. Di Clemente, A. Gabrielli, T. Squartini, Randomizing bipartite networks: the case of the World Trade Web, Scientific Reports 5, 10595 (2015).
  • G. Cimini, T. Squartini, A. Gabrielli, D. Garlaschelli, Reconstructing topological proper- ties of complex networks using the fitness model, Social Informatics, pages 323-333, Springer (series: Lec. Notes Comp. Science 8852/2015 - edited by L. M. Aiello and D. McFarland) (2015).
  • J. Talbot, A. Gabrielli and P. Viot, Irreversible Blocking in Single-File Concurrent and Countercurrent Particulate Flows, J. Stat. Mech.: Th. and Exp., P01027 (2015).
  • A. Gabrielli, M. Joyce, J. Morand, Finite N corrections to Vlasov dynamics and the range of pair interactions, Phys. Rev. E 90, 062910 (2014).
  • G. Cimini, A. Gabrielli, F. Sylos Labini, The Scientific Competitiveness of Nation, PLoS ONE 9(12), e113470 (2014).
  • C. H. Comin, J. R. Santos, D. Corradini, W. Morrison, C. Curme, D. L. Rosene, A. Gabrielli, L. da F. Costa, H. E. Stanley, Statistical physics approach to quantifying differences in myelinated nerve fibers, Scientific Reports 4, 4511 (2014).
  • M. Palombo, A. Gabrielli, V. D. P. Servedio, G. Ruocco, S. Capuani, Structural disorder and anomalous diffusion in random packing of spheres, Scientific Reports 3, 2631 (2013).
  • M. Cristelli, A. Gabrielli, G. Caldarelli, A. Tacchella, L. Pietronero, Measuring the Intangibles: A Metrics for the Economic Complexity of Countries and Products, PLoS ONE 8(8), e7072 (2013).
  • A. Tacchella, M. Cristelli, G. Caldarelli, A. Gabrielli, L. Pietronero, Economic complexity: Conceptual grounding of a new metrics for global competitiveness, J. of Econ. Dyn. and Contr. 37(8), 1683 -1691 (2013).
  • A. Gabrielli, J. Talbot, and P. Viot, Non-Markovian models of blocking in concurrent and countercurrent flows, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 170601 (2013).
  • N. Musmeci, S. Battiston, G. Caldarelli, M. Puliga, A. Gabrielli, Bootstrapping Topologi- cal Properties and Systemic Risk of Complex Networks Using the Fitness Model, J. of Stat. Phys. 151, Issue 3-4, 720 (2013).
  • G. Caldarelli, A. Chessa, A. Gabrielli, F. Pammolli and M. Puliga, Reconstructing a credit network, Nature Physics 9, 125 (2013).



Contact Info

Andrea Gabrielli

ISC-CNR, Unita' "Sapienza", Dipartimento di Fisica, Università "Sapienza" di Roma,
Pl. Aldo Moro 5, 00185-Roma, Italy

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08/02/11 16:54:09Correlazioni e fluttuazioni in Processi e campi stocastici: dallo spazio reale alle reti complesse2281
11/11/08 17:28:23Total gravitational force and the classification of long range interactions6570
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11/11/08 17:23:52Dynamics of self-gravitating systems6267