Social media has begun to reform the face of human life. We need to understand how our new societies work.

Reza is a professor of physics and faculty member of the Physics Department and Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Shahid Beheshti University. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Physics department of Sharif University of Technology in 2005. He has done several projects and published many papers in the fields of social & financial networks and time series analysis in these years. His focus of research is on a system with a large number of interacting agents, whose aggregate behavior is nonlinear. However, most appreciated data-driven approaches to study them try to infer the complex interaction network of the system agents, neglecting the cause and consequences of the macroscopic collective behavior of systems. He is interested in understanding and modeling modern society concerning the perspective of culture, market, business, and management with the tools of different disciplines. Problems, which historically were dedicated to special fields are now common topics of research amount different disciplines. The Internet, especially social media, is playing a crucial role in this new scenario of doing interdisciplinary research. Here you can find out more about his activities, researches, and some courses on his research Lab homepage at the Center for Complex Networks & Social Cognition (ccnsd.ir).


Name: Gholamreza Jafari

Affiliations: Department of Physics &  Institute for Cognitive Science and Brian,  Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Homepage: http://facultymembers.sbu.ac.ir/jafari/

My Lab: https://ccnsd.ir/

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Interests: Complex Networks; Statistical Physics; Time-series analyses;  Socio & Econo-Physics, Cognitive Science


BSc Arak University, Tehran Iran 1998

MS  Sharif University Technology, Tehran – Iran, 2000

Ph.D. Sharif University Technology, Tehran – Iran, 2005


Faculty member of the Physics department at Shahid Beheshti University from 2005

Resident researcher at Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences, Tehran – Iran (IPM) 2005 – 2016

A faculty member of The Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Shahid Beheshti University from 2015

Visiting Research Fellows at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary 2016 & 2019

Top researcher award in 2011, Department of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University

Top teacher award in 2015, Department of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University

Invited highly qualified specialist, Institute of Information Technology and Data Science, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Russia 2021 – 2022


 Editorial member: Frontier in Physics, Frontier in Physiology, Current Chinese Science, Journal of Neurodevelopmental Cognition

 The referee of Journals: Physical Review E, Scientific reports, Physica A, European Physics Journal B, Social Network Analysis and Mining, International Journal of Modern Physics C, Proceeding of royal science A, IET Signal Processing, Chemical Engineering Science, Modern Physics Letters B, Journal of Engineering Materials, Fractals, the Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Frontier in Physics, Quality & Quantity, Journal of Physics: Complexity, Information Science, Advanced Science, Social Network Analysis and Mining, Nature Communication


From Left: Abbas, Reza, and Ali Winter 2018