Christos Nicolaides

Christos Nicolaides

Postdoctoral Fellow

I completed my PhD at Juanes Research Group in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT. I have bachelor degree in Physics from University of Thessaloniki and a master degree in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London. My research interests focus on characterizing dynamical processes in complex networks including physical transport, epidemic spreading and reaction-diffusion systems. Possible real world applications include agents and diseases spreading, the design of optimal mitigation strategies against outbreaks and the analysis and predictability self-organized patterns formation in complex socio-technical systems.

My PhD research mainly funded by the George and Marie Vergottis Foundation.

For more information visit my personal website.

Recent News

Christos Nicolaides Our Speed-Dating Network App in collaboration with Jameson Toole, Marta Gonzalez and Pedro Reis that launched at the CEE research speed-dating event is featured at MIT News (read the story).


1. Is exercise contagious? Peer effects in a global health behavior.

S. Aral and C. Nicolaides, Under Review (2016).

2. Self-organization of networks dynamics into local quantized states. Christos Nicolaides

C. Nicolaides, R. Juanes and L. Cueto-Felgueroso, Nature Scientific Reports, 6, 21360 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep21360 (pdf).

3. Impact of viscous fingering and permeability heterogeneity on fluid mixing in porous media. Christos Nicolaides

C. Nicolaides, B. Jha, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Water Resources Research, 51(4), 2634-2647 (2015), doi:10.1002/2014WR015811 doi: 10.1002/2014WR015811 (pdf,supplementary data)

4. The price of anarchy in mobility-driven contagion dynamics.

C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso and R. Juanes, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(87), 20130495 Christos Nicolaides (2013), doi:10.1098/rsif.2013.0495. (read the paper)

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5. A metric of influential spreading during contagion dynamics through the air transportation network.

C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, M. C. Gonzalez and R. Juanes, PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40961 (2012). Christos Nicolaides(Link to paper - open access)

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6. Anomalous physical transport in complex networks. Christos Nicolaides

C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso and R. Juanes, Physical Review E, 82(5), 055101(R) (2010). (read the paper)


Christos Nicolaides

Christos Nicolaides

Christos Nicolaides

Christos Nicolaides


US Air Transportation Network

Boston Hubway

Boston Hubway launched a Data Visualization Challenge, tasking for animations, infographics and the like about Hubway usage. Here is my entry to the challenge:

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Cambridge, MA 02139, USA


Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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