José Fernando Ferreira Mendes

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José Fernando F. Mendes
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José Fernando Mendes
Born (1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 54)
Porto, Portugal
Residence Aveiro, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Fields
Institutions Department of Physics, University of Aveiro
Alma mater University of Porto
Oxford University
University of Geneva
Boston University
Doctoral advisor Eduardo Lage
Other academic advisors R. Stinchombe, M. Droz, R. Dickman, S. Redner
Doctoral students João Gama Oliveira
Joana Miguéns
Fabricio Forgerini
Nuno Crokidakis
Rui Americo
Jose Luis Sousa
Joana Vieira da Silva
Known for Research of Network theory, Complex networks, Complex systems, scale-free networks
Notable awards Gulbenkian Prize Science, 2004

José F.F. Mendes (born in Porto on June 22, 1962) is a Portuguese physicist (statistical physics) and professor of physics at University of Aveiro (Portugal).

Was Head of Physics Department from December 2004 to February 2010. Was from October 2009 and February 2010 Director of the Aveiro Research unit FSCOSD (I3N) and also President of the Associated Laboratory I3N (Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication).

Since February 2010 is Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies in University of Aveiro.

Academic career[edit]

In 1983 he entered the University of Porto and got graduation in physics in 1987. Gained his master's diploma in 1990. Started in 1987 as Assistant at Departament of Physics, University of Porto. During is PhD visited as researcher several universities: Oxford, Geneva, CUNY, São Paulo. After finishing his PhD become in the same department Assistant Professor. In 1996 did one year posdoc in Boston University under the supervision of Sid Redner. In 2002 did his "habilitation". In 2002, become Associate Professor at University of Aveiro and in 2005 become Full Professor. He was invited as Professor by Henri Poincaré University (Nancy) and Universidade Federal Minas Gerais.

Research[edit]

His research has focused in the last years on the study of properties of Complex Networks. The corollary of this research is the book Evolution of Networks: from biological nets to the Internet and WWW (co-author with Sergey Dorogovtsev) published in 2003 by Oxford University Press,

"This book is the first technical text on the currently fashionable field of complex networks. It represents an attempt to review the astonishing progress made in this subject during recent years, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view." - Marian Boguñá

and is one of the most highly respected references in the field of small-world network and Complex network.

"Professors Dorogovtsev and Mendes are well known for their important contributions in this field of research ..." -www.unifr.ch/econophysics
"This book is the first technical text on the currently fashionable field of complex networksI strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in this new and interdisciplinary field of research." --Journal of Statistical Physics
"Evolution of Networks offers an excellent foundation from which the fast-paced field can be approached with confidence. It would be an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in networks."--Physics Today

With Sergey Dorogovtsev they introduced recently a new index o-index that measures the relative performance of researchers.[1]

Awards[edit]

In 2004 he was awarded by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian with the prize "Gulbenkian Ciência 2004".
Member of Academia Europaea since 2012.
Member of American Physical Society (APS).
Member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisica.

Selected publications[edit]

Books:

  • Dorogovtsev, S.N. and Mendes, J.F.F., Evolution of Networks: from biological networks to the Internet and WWW, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-851590-1
  • Mendes, J.F.F., Dorogovtsev, S.N., Povolotsky, A., Abreu, F. and Oliveira, J.G. (Editors), Science of Complex Networks: From Biology to the Internet and WWW, AIP Conference Proceedings, Mathematical and Statistical Physics, Vol. 776, (Hardcover - July 12, 2005)

Review Articles:

Papers:

  • Dorogovtsev, SN; Mendes, JFF; Samukhin, AN, "Structure of growing networks with preferential linking", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 85,4633-4636 (2000)
  • Dorogovtsev, SN; Goltsev, AV; Mendes, JFF, "Pseudofractal scale-free web", PHYSICAL REVIEW E65, 066122 (2002)
  • Dorogovtsev, SN; Mendes, JFF, "Evolution of networks with aging of sites", PHYSICAL REVIEW E62, 1842-1845 (2000)
  • Dorogovtsev, SN; Goltsev, AV; Mendes, JFF, "k-core organization of complex networks", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 96, 040601 (2006)
  • da Costa, R. A.; Dorogovtsev, S. N.; Goltsev, A. V. and Mendes, JFF, "Explosive Percolation Transition is Actually Continuous", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 105, 255701 (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorogovtsev, S.N.; Mendes, J.F.F. (2015). "Ranking Scientists". Nature Physics. 11: 882–884. arXiv:1511.01545Freely accessible. Bibcode:2015NatPh..11..882D. doi:10.1038/nphys3533. 

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