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Research Interests

Professor Amaral conducts and directs research that provides insight into the emergence, evolution, and stability of complex social and biological systems.  His research aims to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, including the mitigation of errors in healthcare settings, the characterization of the conditions fostering innovation and creativity, or the growth limits imposed by sustainability.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Boston University

… → 1996

Physics, MS, University of Lisbon

Physics, BS, University of Lisbon

Research interests

  • Complex networks in nature
  • study of innovation and creativity
  • system-level modeling of biological processes

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Research Output

A new evaluation framework for topic modeling algorithms based on synthetic corpora

Shi, H., Gerlach, M., Diersen, I., Downey, D. & Amaral, L. A. N., Jan 1 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Centrality anomalies in complex networks as a result of model over-simplification

    Alves, L. G. A., Aleta, A., Rodrigues, F. A., Moreno, Y. & Nunes Amaral, L. A., Jan 1 2020, In : New Journal of Physics. 22, 1, 013043.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Fly-QMA: Automated analysis of mosaic imaginal discs in Drosophila

    Bernasek, S. M., Peláez, N., Carthew, R. W., Bagheri, N. & Amaral, L. A. N., Jan 1 2020, In : PLoS computational biology. 16, 3, e1007406.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Long-term patterns of gender imbalance in an industry without ability or level of interest differences

    Nunes Amaral, L. A., Moreira, J. A. G., Dunand, M. L., Navarro, H. T. & Lee, H. A., Jan 1 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 4, e0229662.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access