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SAMIR SUWEIS BRIEF CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family Name: Suweis; First Name: Samir; Second Name: Simon

Researcher unique identifier ORCID: 0000 - 0002 - 1603 - 8375; SCOPUS ID: 36087945400

Nationality: Italian. Date of birth: 21.02.1984.

My [Google Scholar page] (https://scholar.google.it/)

EDUCATION

2008 - 2011 . Ph.D. in Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL) – Lausanne (Switzerland). Supervisor: Andrea Rinaldo

2003 - 2008 . Bachelor and Master in Physics, Physics Department, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

CURRENT POSITION(S)

from 04/ 2016. Research Scientist (RTDa) , Physics and Astronomy Department, Padova University, Italy.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2013 - 2016 . Post-Doc Researcher , Physics and Astronomy Department, Padova University, Italy.

2011 - 2013 . Post-Doc Researcher at the LIPh Lab (Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics) - Physics and Astronomy Department, Padova University.

FELLOWSHIPS

2013 - 2015 Young Scholar Grant, Physics & Astronomy Department, University of Padova, Italy (18000 E).

05/2010- 01/2011 Visiting research student, _ Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Princeton University, NJ (USA).

SUPERVISION OF BACHELOR, MASTER AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

I have co-supervised (research design and mentoring) 5 Graduate, 7 Master and 4 Bachelor students. I’m now supervising Ilenia (Ph.D.), Benedetta (Master) and collaborating with Carlos, Anna and Elvy (post-docs).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

I regularly teach from 2015 around 80-100 hrs per year. This year I teach a course on Quantitative Life Science and part of a course on Statistical Mechanic of Complex System at the Engineering Department. Since 2012 I teach in a Master of “Scientific Communication” organized yearly by the University of Padova. ** I’m actively involved in scientific dissemination and public engagement (with Schools, citizenships…).**

ORGANISATION OF WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND SCHOOLS

04/10/2019. International Satellite @CCS2019 “Computational Social Science. Towards an Ecological Approach of Information Ecosystems”. Singapore

09-14/09/2019. International Summer School @ConTaMiNeuro “Computational and Theoretical Models in Neuroscience”. Venice, Italy

01-03/07/2019. First National Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Complex System Society (CCS/Italy 2019), Trento, Italy

25/09/2018. International Satellite Workshop @CCS2018 “Robustness, Adaptability and Critical Transitions in Living Systems #3”. Thessaloniki, Greece

12/06/2018. International Satellite Workshop @NetSci2018: “Ecological networks: spandrels, selection, and assembly.” Paris, France

05-07/04/2018. International Workshop: “Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology”, Venice, Italy.

20/09/2016 International Satellite Workshop @CCS2016 “Robustness, Adaptability and Critical Transitions in Living Systems #2”. Amsterdam, Netherland

27-29/06/2016 XXI Italian National Conference of Statistical Physics and Complex Systems (member of the organizing committee).

16-19/09/2015 International Workshop: “Living systems, from interaction patterns to critical behaviour”. Venezia, (Italy).

24/09/2014 International Satellite Workshop @ECCS2014: “Robustness, Adaptability and Critical Transitions in Living Systems”. Lucca, Italy

2016-2019 Member of the Program Committee of International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (COMPLEXIS). Edition 1-4.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Member of the Steering Commettee of the Complex System Society (2017-2020). Panel member of the Ph.D. school in Neuroscience (PNC).

PUBLICATION AND CITATION STATISTICS

I have >50 publications in refereed journals, including 1 in Nature, 2 in Nature Communications, 1 Science Advance, 4 in PNAS and 1 Review of Modern Physics . Our research has been also mentioned in American Scientist, Nature News & Views PNAS Commentary, European Commission DG Environment and Unesco Global Water Forum. See https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=oorpe-wAAAAJ&hl=it for a complete list.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS, WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES

I have disseminated my work internationally through >18 invited talks beside many contributed presentations (see my Talk section for details). Some of my presentations can be found [here] (https://www.slideshare.net/suweis/presentations)

RESEARCH GRANTS – THIRD-PARTY FUNDING

TEAMS Vising Cariparo Grant, (2019 ~30.000 Euros) “Towards an Ecological Approach of Information Ecosystems”

STARS 2018 Starting Grant (2018 - ~140 .000 Euros) “Biodiversity, Robustness, Adaptability and Critical Transitions in living interacting systems”

Strategic Investment Departmental Project “ Quantitative Characterization of Biodiversity in Macro- biomes: a Statistical Physics Approach” (2017 - ~40.000 Euros). I’m the PI of the project.

Senior Research Grant (2013 - ~ 55.000 Euros) “Statistical Physics of Ecological Networks: from Patterns to Principles” funded by the University of Padova within the Young Scholars Project - aimed at support innovative and excellent research proposed by young scientists. I was the PI.

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION – ONLY LAST YEAR

23/10/2018 Simposio ““Nuovi orizzonti di Una Scienza in Divenire”, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Aquila, Italy.

23/04/2018 . Finalist at the national competition for communication in science of young scholars: “Giovedi Scienza”, Torino, Italy.

25/10/2017 e 13/04/2018 , “I Robot”, seminar on Big Data and Artificial Intelligent to students and teachers of high schools in Milan organized by Diesse Lombardia (Milan, Italy).

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