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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 quantitative approach for the analysis of clinician recognition of acute respiratory distress syndrome using electronic health record data

Bechel, M. A., Pah, A. R., Shi, H., Mehrotra, S., Persell, S. D., Weiner, S., Wunderink, R. G., Nunes Amaral, L. A. & Weiss, C. H., Jan 1 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 9, e0222826.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Large-scale analysis of micro-level citation patterns reveals nuanced selection criteria

    Poncela-Casasnovas, J., Gerlach, M., Aguirre, N. & Amaral, L. A. N., Jun 1 2019, In : Nature human behaviour. 3, 6, p. 568-575 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Multidimensional assessment of the host response in mechanically ventilated patients with suspected pneumonia

    Walter, J. M., Ren, Z., Yacoub, T., Reyfman, P. A., Shah, R. D., Abdala-Valencia, H., Nam, K., Morgan, V. K., Anekalla, K. R., Joshi, N., McQuattie-Pimentel, A. C., Chen, C. I., Chi, M., Han, S. H., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, F. J., Soberanes, S., Aillon, R. P., Watanabe, S., Williams, K. J. N., Lu, Z. & 13 others, Paonessa, J., Hountras, P., Breganio, M., Borkowski, N., Donnelly, H. K., Allen, J. P., Amaral, L. A., Bharat, A., Misharin, A. V., Bagheri, N., Hauser, A. R., Budinger, G. R. S. & Wunderink, R. G., May 15 2019, In : American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 199, 10, p. 1225-1237 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Reply to: Four personality types may be neither robust nor exhaustive

    Gerlach, M., Revelle, W. R. & Amaral, L. A. N., Oct 1 2019, In : Nature human behaviour. 3, 10, p. 1047-1048 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Repressive Gene Regulation Synchronizes Development with Cellular Metabolism

    Cassidy, J. J., Bernasek, S. M., Bakker, R., Giri, R., Peláez, N., Eder, B., Bobrowska, A., Bagheri, N., Nunes Amaral, L. A. & Carthew, R. W., Aug 8 2019, In : Cell. 178, 4, p. 980-992.e17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations