Francesc Font Clos

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Postdoctoral fellow

Contact:
Department of Physics and
Center for Complexity & Biosystems,
Università degli Studi di Milano,
Via Celoria 16
20133 Milano, Italy

 

 

 

Education
PhD, 2015, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB):
Thesis: On the Scale Invariance of certain Complex Systems
M.Sc. Complex Systems Modeling, King’s College London, 2011.
B.S. Mathematics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2009.

Grants
PhD grant, Catalan Government (FI-DGR 2012), 2012-2015.
Postgraduate Scholarship Caja España Foundation, 2010-2011.
King’s College Complex Systems Bursary, 2010-2011.

Refereed journal articles

  1. A. Corral, R. Garcia-Millan, N. R. Moloney, F. Font-Clos, Phase transition, scaling of moments, and order-parameter distributions in Brownian particles and branching processes with finite-size effects, Physical Review E 97, 062156 (2018).
  2. F. Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta, Topography of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 2018, 201722609, (2018).
  3. F. Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta, Gene expression signature of obesity in monozygotic twins, Physiological Measurement 39, 4 (2018).
  4. A. Corral, F. Font-Clos, Dependence of exponents on text length versus finite-size scaling for word-frequency distributions, Physical Review E 96, 022318 (2017).
  5. F. Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta, Integrative analysis of pathway deregulation in obesity, npj Systems Biology and Applications 3, 18 (2017).
  6. A. Taloni, F. Font-Clos, L. Guidetti, S. Milan, M. Ascagni, C. Vasco, M. E. Pasini, M. R. Gioria, E. Ciusani, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta, Probing spermiogenesis: a digital strategy for mouse acrosome classification, Scientific Reports 7, 3748 (2017).
  7. F. Font-Clos, N. R. Moloney, Percolation on trees as a Brownian excursion: from Gaussian to Kolmogorov-Smirnov to exponential statistics, Physical Review E, 94 030102(R) (2016).
  8. A. Corral, M. Garcia-Millan, F. Font-Clos, Exact derivation of a finite-size-scaling law and corrections to scaling in the geometric Galton-Watson process, PLoS ONE 11(9): e0161586 (2016).
  9. M. Gerlach, F. Font-Clos, E. G. Altmann, Similarity of symbol frequency distributions with heavy tails, Physical Review X 6, 021009 (2016).
  10. I. Moreno-Sánchez, F. Font-Clos, A. Corral, Large-scale analysis of Zipf’s law in English texts, PLoS ONE 11(1), e0147073 (2016).
  11. O. Güell, F. A. Massucci, F. Font-Clos, F. Sagués, M. Á. Serrano, Mapping high-growth phenotypes in the flux space of microbial metabolism, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12, 20150543 (2015).
  12. F. Font-Clos, A. Corral, Log-log convexity of type-token growth in Zipf’s systems. Physical Review Letters 114, 237801 (2015).
  13. F. Font-Clos, G. Pruessner, A. Deluca, N. R. Moloney, The perils of thresholding. New Journal of Physics 17, 043066 (2015).
  14. R. Garcia-Millan, F. Font-Clos, A. Corral, Finite-size scaling of survival probability in branching processes. Physical Review E 91, 042122 (2015).
  15. O. Sagarra, F. Font-Clos, C. J. Pérez-Vicente, A. Díaz-Guilera, The configuration multi-edge model: Assessing the effect of fixing node strengths on weighted network magnitudes. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 107 (3), 38002 (2014).
  16. F. Alessandro Massucci, F. Font-Clos and I. Pérez Castillo, A novel methodology to estimate metabolic flux distributions in constraint-based models. Metabolites 3(3), 838-852 (2013)..
  17. F. Font-Clos, G. Boleda, A. Corral, A scaling law beyond Zipf’s law and its relation to Heaps’ law. New Journal of Physics 15, 093033 (2013).
  18. F. Font-Clos, F. Alessandro Massucci, and I. Pérez Castillo, A weighted message-passing algorithm to estimate volume-related properties of random polytopes. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 11, P11003 (2012).

Invited Talks

  1. Zipf’s law, Heaps’ law, and the Project Gutenberg corpus, Statistics of Languages: Theories and Experiments, Warsaw, July 21, 2017.

Talks

  1. Similarity of Symbol Frequency Distributions with Heavy Tails , Conference on Complex Systems, Amsterdam, September 22, 2016.
  2. Estimation of generalised entropies and similarity measures , Conference on Complex Systems, Amsterdam, September 20, 2016.
  3. Percolation on trees as a Brownian excursion , StatPhys26, Lyon, July 19, 2016.
  4. Incompatibility between Zipf’s law and Heaps’ law , European Conference on Complex Systems, Lucca, September 26, 2014.
  5. Random weighted networks with fixed strengths, Student Conference on Complex Systems, Brighton, August 21, 2014.
  6. Vocabulary growth curves: from random to real books, Student Conference on Complex Systems, Brighton, August 20, 2014.
  7. Stability of strength and weight distributions for time-evolving word co-occurrence networks , European Conference on Complex Systems, Barcelona, September 20, 2013.
  8. Scaling laws for language networks: Zipf’s law and beyond (selected for Ignite Session), NetSci2013, Copenhaguen, June 7, 2013.
  9. Scaling laws for language networks: uncovering robustness over time, LangNetSci 2013, Copenhaguen, June 3, 2013.
  10. A weighted message-passing algorithm to estimate reaction fluxes in metabolic networks, Nolineal 2012 Conference, Zaragoza (Spain), June 5, 2012.
  11. Book chapters, conference proceedings & other publications
  12. A. Corral, I. Moreno-Sánchez, F. Font-Clos, Las leyes matemáticas emergentes en el uso del lenguaje, Investigación y Ciencia, 478 (2016).
  13. A. Corral, F. Font-Clos, Processos de ramificació, criticitat i autoorganitzaci’ o: aplicació als desastres naturals, Butlletí de la Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques, 29 (1), 2014, 5-49.
  14. F. Font-Clos, A. Corral, Stability of strength and weight distributions for time-evolving word co-occurrence networks, in Complex Systems / Control of Infectious Diseases (Research Perspectives CRM Barcelona), Birkhauser.
  15. A. Corral, F. Font-Clos, Criticality and Self-Organization in Branching Processes: Application to Natural Hazards, in Self-Organized Criticality Systems, Markus J. Aschwanden (Ed.), Open Academic Press, Berlin Warsaw (2013).

Research stays

  1. Vienna University of Technology, Financial and Actuarial Mathematics Research Unit, February 2015
  2. Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dynamical Systems and Social Dynamics esearch Group, October-November 2014
  3. London Mathematical Laboratory, August-September 2014.
  4. Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics, April 2014.
  5. King’s College London, Department of Mathematics, May 2012