

ZANZOTTO GIOVANNI
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Proposals for thesis
Looking for invariants in the bursty dynamics of interaction networks  human, animal, computer, and brain networks
This is an interdisciplinary project whose goal is establishing whether there exist certain statistical invariants in the bursty dynamics observed in complex network where nodes interact pairwise or otherwise among themselves. Current results in this direction indicate that such invariants (such as certain universal statistical features exhibited by the active interacting nodes) indeed exist for instance in human dynamics, and specifically in written communication across various different media (paper letters, emails, text messages). We are interested in establishing whether such universality holds also for the intereventtime distribution of agents, i.e. for the distribution of the pauses in each individual agent's activity, across many different classes of agents (human, animal, computer, brain activity are examples). Another possible type of universality to be investigated regards the existence of Zipftype distributions in the interaction volumes pertaining to each agent. Curriculum Vitae
Education
Dottorato di Ricerca Mathematics (Methods and Applications), May 1992, Università e Politecnico di Milano Ph.D., Mechanics, University of Minnesota, March 1990 M.S., Mechanics, University of Minnesota, December 1988 Laurea, Mathematics, cum Laude, Università di Padova, March 1984 Experience 1/03  present Associate Professor, Mathematical Physics, Università di Padova, 5/91  12/02 Ricercatore, Mathematical Physics, Università di Padova, 4/90  5/91 PostDoctoral Research Associate, Technische Universität Berlin, HermannFöttinger Institut für Thermo und Fluiddynamik. 1/88  3/90 Graduate School, University of Minnesota; Research Assistant , Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Ph. D. Thesis, supervised by Prof. J. L. Ericksen, titled “Twinning in Crystals”. 10/86  12/87 Graduate School, Università and Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica. 8/85  6/86 Research Scholar, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. 10/78  3/84 Università di Padova, Tesi di Laurea in Matematica, supervised by Prof. A. Bressan, titled “Equazioni costitutive in termoelasticità relativistica nonstazionaria”. Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): BC4D0285A7C15A2A41709C2FFB73C65F.pdf Research areas
Empirical or experimental data analysis and mathematical modelling for material, biological, and social systems.
Publications
Alcune pubblicazioni / Some publications:
M. Formentin, A. Lovison, A. Maritan, G. Zanzotto New activity pattern in human interactive dynamics Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P09006, 2015. X. Balandraud, N. Barrera, P. Biscari, M. Grédiac, G. Zanzotto Strain intermittency in shapememory alloys Phys. Rev. B 91, 174111, 2015. A. Camperio Ciani, U Battaglia, G Zanzotto Human Homosexuality: A Paradigmatic Arena for Sexually Antagonistic Selection? Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 2014. M Formentin, A Lovison, A Maritan, G Zanzotto Hidden scaling patterns and universality in written communication Physical Review E90, 012817, 2014. G. Indelicato,P. Cermelli,D. G. Salthouse,S. Racca,G. Zanzotto,R. Twarock (2012). A crystallographic approach to structural transitions in icosahedral viruses. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY. vol.64; p.745773. G. Indelicato, T. Keef, P. Cermelli, D. G. Salthouse, R. Twarock, G. Zanzotto (2012). Structural transformations in quasicrystals induced by higher dimensional lattice transitions. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. SERIES A. vol.; p. X. BALANDRAUD; D. DELPUEYO; M. GREDIAC; ZANZOTTO G. (2010). Almost compatible microstructures in shape memory alloys. ACTA MATERIALIA. vol.58; p.45594577. G. FADDA; ZANZOTTO G.; L. COLOMBO (2010). Firstprinciples study of the effect of pressure on the five zirconia polymorphs. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B82; p.064105064105. FADDA G; COLOMBO L; ZANZOTTO G. Firstprinciples study of the structural and elastic properties of zirconia. PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, 79 (2009) ANDREA CAMPERIO CIANI; PAOLO CERMELLI; ZANZOTTO G. (2008). Sexually antagonistic selection in human male homosexuality. PLoS ONE. vol.3; p.e2282: 18. FRANCISCOJOSE PEREZRECHE; LEV TRUSKINOVSKY; ZANZOTTO G. (2008). Drivinginduced crossover: from classical criticality to selforganized criticality. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. vol.101; p.230601:14. FRANCISCOJOSE PEREZRECHE; LEV TRUSKINOVSKY; ZANZOTTO G. (2007). Traininginduced criticality in martensites. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. vol.99; p.075501:14. BHATTACHARYA K.; CONTI S.; ZANZOTTO G.; ZIMMER J. (2004). Crystal symmetry and the reversibility of martensitic transformations. NATURE. vol.428; p.5559. PITTERI M.; ZANZOTTO G. (2003). Continuum models for phase transitions and twinning in crystals. Monograph, Chapman & Hall, pp.1392. List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19


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