Roberta Sinatra

Assistant Professor

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+36.1.327.3000 x2604

Roberta Sinatra is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science and at the Department of Mathematics, CEU, and a visiting Faculty at the Network Science Institute, Northeastern University (Boston, MA, USA). She is a theoretical physicist by training, working at the forefront of network and data science, developing novel theoretical methods and analyzing empirical data sets on social phenomena and human behavior. Her research projects span topics as diverse as random walks and human mobility on networks, to quantifying human behavior during cooperative games by EEG measurements. Currently, she spends particular attention on the analysis and the modeling of information and dynamics that lead to the collective phenomenon of success. Roberta completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics at the University of Catania, Italy, and spent time as a visiting research student at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), at the Imperial College and at the Queen Mary college in London (UK), and at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). In 2012 she joined the BarabasiLab in Boston, where she was first Postdoctoral Fellow until 2014 and then Research Assistant Professor. At the BarabasiLab, Roberta lead the group working on science of success. She has won several awards and grants, in particular a 3-year fellowship for post-doctoral studies in complex systems by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and a grant from the AirForce for the study of scientific success.

Blog posts by or about Roberta Sinatra in What's Up at DNDS:

Sinatra Awarded ISI Fellowship

CEU Launches Brand-New Podcast with First Guest Roberta Sinatra

Center Has Strong Presence at Flagship Conference on Networks


BSc, 2002 - 2005, University of Catania, in Physics
M.Sc., 2005 - 2007, University of Catania, in Theoretical Physics
Diploma di Eccellenza Triennale, 2006, Scuola Superiore di Catania, in Physics
Diploma di Eccellenza Specialistica, 2008, Scuola Superiore di Catania, in Theoretical Physics
Ph.D., 2012, University of Catania, in Physics