Mariano Beguerisse Díaz

Full CV (updated 2015-11-24)
One-page CV (updated 2015-02-27)

Hello, I am a research fellow at Imperial College London


The unifying theme of my research interests is the mathematical representation of biological and human made systems with a special focus on complexity and networks. Systems in a wide variety of disciplines can be abstracted by a network. Such network representations come with many advantages, perhaps the biggest is that their structure, and the processes that take place on them, can be precisely represented and studied mathematically with a wealth of techniques form the applied mathematician's toolbox.

Publications and papers in preparation

Published papers

  1. Modelling and understanding human behavior in urban spaces: A mobility graph approach.
    V. Martínez, M. A. Escalante, M.B.D., E. Garduno, V. M. González.
    International Journal of Web Services Research. In press (2014).
  2. Interest communities and flow roles in directed networks: the Twitter network of the UK riots
    M.B.D., G. Garduño-Hernández, B. Vangelov, S. N. Yaliraki, M. Barahona.
    J. R. Soc. Interface 6 December 2014 vol. 11 no. 101 20140940 arXiv. pdf.
    Supplementary information.
    Supplemental spreadsheet with all communities.
  3. Finding role communities in directed networks using Role-Based Similarity, Markov Stability and the Relaxed Minimum Spanning Tree
    M.B.D., B. Vangelov, M. Barahona.
    IEEE GlobalSIP 2013, pp.937,940, 3-5 Dec. 2013, arXiv, pdf
  4. Teach Network Science to Teenagers
    Heather A. Harrington, M.B.D., M. Puck Rombach, Laura M. Keating, Mason A. Porter.
    Network Science Volume 1, Issue 02, pp 226-247 (2013) , arXiv, pdf.
    Supplemental materials.
  5. Compound stress response in stomatal closure: a mathematical model of ABA and ethylene interaction in guard cells
    M.B.D., A.M. Lizzul, M.C. Hernández-Gómez, M.Barahona, R. Desikan.
    BMC Systems Biology 2012, 6:146. pdf.
    Supplementary Information.
  6. Mathematical modeling reveals the functional implications of the different nuclear shuttling rates of Erk1 and Erk2
    H.A. Harrington, M. Komorowski, M.B.D., G.M. Ratto, M.P.H. Stumpf.
    Physical Biology 9, 036001 (2012) pdf.
  7. Squeeze-and-Breathe Evolutionary Monte Carlo Optimisation with Local Search Acceleration and its applications to parameter fitting
    M.B.D., B. Wang, R. Desikan, M. Barahona.
    J. R. Soc. Interface rsif20110767 , arXiv, pdf.
    See below for MATLAB code.
  8. Competition for popularity in bipartite networks.
    M.B.D., M.A. Porter, J-P. Onnela.
    Chaos 20, 043101 (2010). arXiv, pdf.

Pre-prints and papers under review

  1. Flow-based network analysis of the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome (2015)
    K. Bacik, M.T. Schaub, M.B.D., Y.N. Billeh, M. Barahona.
    Under review.
    arXiv pdf
  2. The 'who' and 'what' of #diabetes on Twitter (2015)
    M.B.D., A.K. McLennan, G. Garduño-Hernández, M. Barahona, S.J. Ulijaszek.
    Under review.
    arXiv pdf
    Supplemental spreadsheet
  3. Linear models of activation cascades: analytical solutions and applications (2015)
    M.B.D., R.Desikan, M. Barahona.
    Under review.

Study group reports

  1. Assessing the adaptive significance of plant architectural adaptations to elevated temperature.
    M.B.D., L. Bridge, C.B. Miron, S. Pearce , M. Qian, K. Franklin.
    Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group III, University of Nottingham, 14-17 December 2009, pdf.
  2. Modelling Cell Separation During Plant Organ Abscission.
    S. McCue, T. Bartsch, R. Dyson, M.B.D., O. Jensen.
    Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group II, University of Nottingham, 5-8 January 2009, pdf.


In case you were wondering:

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Saunders Mac Lane's Categories for the Working Mathematician.

I provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, I illuminate the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. I then turn to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representation of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test


Mariano Beguerisse Díaz
Department of Mathematics
Imperial College London
6M34 Huxley Building
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, U.K.