Mariano Beguerisse Díaz
Senior Research Fellow
OxfordEmirates
Data Science Lab
Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford.
Fulford Junior Research Fellow
Somerville College Oxford.
Coinvestigator
EPSRC Centre for Mathematics of Precision Healthcare
Imperial College London.
Research
My primary research interest is developing
mathematical methods for the tractable representation of complex
data systems. My work touches on
network science,
data science,
complex systems
and
mathematical
biology.
In particular, I am interested in directed
networks, network inference, dynamics on/of networks, temporal
networks, and going from metadata to fulldata descriptions. I
also work on constructing mathematical models of biological
systems, parameter inference and optimisation algorithms.
Publications and manuscripts
Preprints and papers under review

Tensors and algebra give interpretable groups for crosstalk
mechanisms in breast cancer (2016)
A. Seigal, M.B.D., B. Schoeberl, M. Niepel,
H.A. Harrington.
Submitted.
arXiv,
pdf

Fluxdependent graphs for metabolic networks (2017)
M.B.D., G. Bosque, D. Oyarzún, J. Picó,
M. Barahona.
Submitted.
arXiv,
pdf,
Supplemental spreadsheet
Published papers

Integrating sentiment and social structure to determine
preference alignments: The Irish Marriage Referendum
(2017)
D.J.P. O'Sullivan, G. GarduñoHernández, J.P.
Gleeson,
M.B.D.
R. Soc. open sci. 2017 4 170154; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170154
arXiv,
pdf
Limerick press release
Article in the Times IE
Article in the Limerick Post

The 'who' and 'what' of #diabetes on Twitter
M.B.D., A.K. McLennan,
G. GarduñoHernández, M. Barahona,
S.J. Ulijaszek.
Digital Health, Vol 3, 2017.
arXiv,
pdf.
Supplemental spreadsheet,
Data
Oxford Maths news release

Linear models of activation cascades: analytical
solutions and coarsegraining of delayed signal
transduction
M.B.D., R. Desikan, M. Barahona.
J. R. Soc. Interface 2016 13 20160409 ,
arXiv,
pdf

Flowbased network analysis of the Caenorhabditis elegans
connectome
K. Bacik,
M.T. Schaub, M.B.D., Y.N. Billeh, M. Barahona.
PLoS Comput Biol 12(8): e1005055, 2016.
arXiv
pdf,
Supplementary Information

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, Volume 13, Issue 4.
(2016). pdf.

Interest communities and flow roles in directed
networks: the Twitter network of the UK riots
M.B.D., G. GarduñoHernández, 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.

Finding role communities in directed networks using
RoleBased Similarity, Markov Stability and the Relaxed
Minimum Spanning Tree
M.B.D., B. Vangelov, M. Barahona.
IEEE
GlobalSIP 2013, pp.937,940, 35 Dec. 2013,
arXiv,
pdf

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 226247 (2013) ,
arXiv,
pdf.
Supplemental
materials.

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. HernándezGómez,
M.Barahona, R. Desikan.
BMC Systems Biology 2012, 6:146.
pdf.
Supplementary
Information.

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.

SqueezeandBreathe 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.
For MATLAB code see here .

Competition for popularity in bipartite networks.
M.B.D., M.A. Porter, JP. Onnela.
Chaos 20, 043101 (2010).
arXiv,
pdf.
Book Chapters

Who talks about diabetes on Twitter, what do they say,
and why are there so many jokes?
A.K. McLennan, S. Ulijaszek, M.B.D.
In T. Schneider, K. Eli, C. Dolan, S. Ulijaszek. (Eds.)
Digital Food Activism . Routledge (2016).
pdf.
Study group reports

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, 1417 December 2009,
pdf.

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, 58 January 2009,
pdf.
Theses

Mathematical Modelling of Integrated Signalling Networks
in Stomatal Guard Cells
PhD thesis. Imperial College London (2012).
pdf.
Code:

Working example of the SqueezeandBreathe method
applied to BPM model (Example 1 from the paper) implemented
in MATLAB.
NOTE: This is a very preliminary "release",
we're working on a more stable and usable release, but this
should get you started if you are
interested. Download.

The Stability community detection Matlab package now
available. Get
it
here.
Data:
Research group
Current members
Doctoral

Javier Pardo Díaz: Genetic network analysis of
nitrogen fixation in legumeRhizobium symbioses
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford.
Cosupervision with Gesine Reinert (Stats) and Philip Poole (Plants).

Fabian Ying: Modelling and analysis of spatiotemporal
networks in supermarkets. Doctoral Training in Industrially
Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM), Mathematical
Institute, University of Oxford (20162019). Cosupervision
with Mason Porter and Sam Howison.

David O'Sullivan: Complex contagion on networks. Department
of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick, Ireland
(20152018). Cosupervision with James Gleeson.
Masters
Former members
Masters

Michael Reynolds. Understanding the effect of topology on
the properties of networked dynamics. MSc Mathematical
Foundations of Computer Science, Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford 2017. Cosupervision with Christian Bick.

Zetian Gao. Spatiotemporal analysis of air travel
networks. MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific
Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
2017. Cosupervision with Antti Tolvanen and Andrew Mellor.

Jake Yudelowitz. Network Decomposition for Airline
Revenue Optimisation MSc Mathematical Modelling and
Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of
Oxford 2017. Cosupervision with Jaroslav Fawkes.

Rodrigo Leal Cervantes. Network based approaches for
authorship attribution MSc Mathematical
Modelling and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford 2017.

Giuseppe Ughi. Modelling economic diversification:
diffusion, complementarity and shocks MSc Mathematical
Modelling and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute,
University of Oxford 2017. Cosupervision with Neave O'Clery.

François Hulot. Using data and networks to unravel
the forces of urban agglomeration MSc Mathematical Modelling and
Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of
Oxford 2017. Cosupervision with Neave O'Clery.

Rosalba GarcíaMillán. Optimal control of
antibiotic resistance. MSc Mathematical Modelling and
Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of
Oxford 2016. Cosupervision with Antonis
Papachristodoulou.

Walid Ahmad. Continuoustime analysis of temporal
networks. MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific
Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
2016. Cosupervision with Mason Porter.

Alexandre Manai. Contextdependent metabolic networks:
structure and dynamics. MSc Mathematical Modelling and
Scientific Computing, Mathematical Institute, University of
Oxford 2016. Cosupervision with Eamonn Gaffney.

Timothée Goubault de Brugière. Network analyses
based on flows. MSc in Applied Mathematics, Department of
Mathematics, Imperial College London 2015.

Aron Cruise. Network analysis of online radicalisation:
Fighters in Iraq and Syria. Department of Mathematics,
Imperial College London 2015.

Andrew Maher. Analysis of temporal networks. MSc in
Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Imperial
College London 2014. Cosupervision with Mauricio Barahona.

Andrey Sokolov. Structural analysis of metabolic
networks. MSc in Applied Mathematics, Department of
Mathematics, Imperial College London 2014. Cosupervision
with Diego Oyarzún and Mauricio Barahona.

Lars Bergemann. Activation Cascades In Cell Signalling:
Deterministic and Stochastic Models. Department of
Mathematics, Imperial College London 2012. Cosupervision with
Mauricio Barahona.

Alessandro Lizzul. Stomatal closure and systems biology.
MRes in Plant Biotechnology, Division of Life Sciences,
Imperial College London 2011. Cosupervision with Radhika
Desikan.
Undergraduate

Ioannis Papadopoulos. LMSfunded undergraduate research
project. Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
2015. Cosupervision with Mauricio Barahona and Jake Stroud.

Karol Bacik. Undergradruate Summer research project (UROP).
Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London 2014.
Cosupervision with Mauricio Barahona and Michael Schaub.

Ioannis Papadopoulos. Undergradruate Summer research project
(UROP). Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
2014. Cosupervision with Mauricio Barahona and Michael Schaub.

Yi (Aaron) Low. Undergradruate Summer research project
(UROP). Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
2014. Cosupervision with Mauricio Barahona and Michael
Schaub.
CV
Full CV (updated 20170524)
Contact
Mariano Beguerisse Díaz
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6GG
beguerisse[*at*]maths.ox.ac.uk
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