MBDS coordinator / PhD Bioinformatics coordinator
Research Group: Alephsys
Research Interests: Complex Networks, Complex Systems, Neural Networks
Sergio Gómez joined the Dept. Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, in 1995, becoming Associate Professor in 1997. He obtained degrees in Physics (1990) and Mathematics (1995), and a PhD in Physics (1994), all from Universitat de Barcelona. His research started in the field of Machine Learning using Artificial Multilayer Neural Networks, latter moving to the analysis of Complex Networks, where he has obtained his most important results. Among the many topics covered, he has paid main attention to community structure in networks, multilayer networks, epidemic spreading, urban congestion, and applications of network science to biology, medicine, physics, computer science, social systems, and economy. He has published more than 100 publications, which have received more than 12000 citations, some of them in high impact journals, such as Nature Methods, Physical Review X, Science Advances, Nature Communications, PNAS, Physical Review Letters, and Briefings in Bioinformatics. He is Associate Editor of the journal Complexity, Review Editor of Frontiers in Physics, and Editorial Board Member and Section Board for Network Science of Mathematics, and was Academic Editor of PLOS ONE. He has been recognized as Outstanding Referee (2015) of the American Physical Society (APS) and IOP Trusted Reviewer (2020) of the Institute of Physics (IOP). He is the coordinator of the interuniversity Master in Biomedical Data Science, a joint effort between seven universities in Catalonia, and the coordinator at URV of the interuniversity PhD Program in Bioinformatics, which involves eight Catalan universities.