and MSc (Swiss
Institute of Technology EPFL, Lausanne);
Research Fellow (Boston
and Virginia Tech.);
of Munich); Advanced
Fellow (University of Warwick);
(2009-2013) and Associate Professor (2013-present) at University
Brief CV and citations summary: 2-page
on ISI Web of Science,
citations on Google
& Research Interests: statistical
mechanics applied to population
dynamics of complex systems in the life and behavioural
Dynamics in Life Science: Evolutionary games,
Individual-based predator-prey models, population genetics
Fluctuation-driven phenomena, stochastic nonlinear processes,
field-theoretic methods for interacting-particle systems
in Behavioural Science: Cooperation and
Opinion dynamics, evolution on complex networks
PhD students: Bartosz
Szczesny (2010-14); Maria Sawicka; Andrew Mellor; Fabio Peruzzo;
MSc students: Diepreye Ayabina; Eloise Cockburn; Keiran Suchack UG
Scopes; Andrew Stewart; Adam Farrell; Alexandra Donnelly;
Dominique Hall; Alice Mead; Matthew Norman
2013-2014: Dr. Yanfei Jin (Beijing Institute of
research projects: 1, 2 and
the School of Maths' UG research bursary scheme: some
PG student projects: cooperation, voters
of publications: available
- M. Mobilia, A. M. Rucklidge, and B. Szczesny,
The Influence of Mobility Rate on Spiral Waves in Spatial Rock-Paper-Scissors Games.
Accepted in Games. Preprint
- A. Mellor, M. Mobilia, and R. K. P. Zia,
Characterization of the Nonequilibrium Steady State of a
Heteogeneous Nonlinear q-Voter Model with Zealotry. EPL 113, (2016) 48001:1-6.
(Editor's Choice). Article.
material or here
- S. Widder et al.,
Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive
understanding of community function and dynamics. Accepted by The ISME Journal.
Advance on-line publication (March 2016).
- M. Mobilia,
Re-Parametrizing the Dilemmas.
Physics of Life
Reviews 14 (2015),
47-48. (invited). Paper.
- M. Mobilia,
Nonlinear q-voter model with inflexible zealots.
Physical Review E
- A. Mellor, M. Mobilia, S. Redner, A. M. Rucklidge and J. A.
Influence of Luddism on Innovation Diffusion.
Physical Review E
- B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge,
Characterization of spiraling patterns in spatial
Physical Review E 90 (2014), 032704:1-14.
- A. Szolnoki, M. Mobilia, L.-L. Jiang, B. Szczesny, A. M.
Rucklidge, and M. Perc, Cyclic
dominance in evolutionary games: A review.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
- A. Szolnoki, M. Perc, and M. Mobilia, Facilitators
reveal the optimal interplay between information exchange and
Review E 89 (2014),
- M. Mobilia, Evolutionary
games with facilitators: When does selection favor
Solitons & Fractals 56, (2013) 113-123. Special issue on
"collective behavior and evolutionary games".
- M. Assaf, M. Mobilia, and E. Roberts, Cooperation
dilemma in finite populations under fluctuating
Review Letters 111
(2013), 011134:1-5. Article.
- B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge, When
does cyclic dominance lead to stable spiral waves? EPL 102, (2013) 28012:1-6. Article.
material and movies (also available here).
- M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Anomalous
and fixation properties of evolutionary
games on scale-free graphs.
Published in the Proceedings
of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012 (Chapter 88, 713-722)..
- M. Mobilia, Commitment
versus persuasion in the three-party constrained voter model.
Journal of Statistical
Physics 151 (2013),
issue on the "applications of statistical mechanics to
social phenomena". Article. E-print.
- M. Mobilia, Stochastic
dynamics of the prisoner's dilemma with cooperation
Review E 86 (2012),
011134:1-9. Article. E-print.
this paper. Link
Review E 88 (2013),
- M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Metastability
anomalous fixation in evolutionary games on scale-free
networks. Physical Review Letters 109 (2012), 188701:1-5. Article.
- M. Mobilia, Fixation
Polarization in a Three-Species Opinion Dynamics Model.
EPL 95, (2011) 50002:1-6. Article.
- Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Tšuber,
Coexistence in the
two-dimensional May-Leonard model with random rates. European Physical Journal B
82 (2011), 97-105.
- M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Fixation of a Deleterious
Allele under Mutation Pressure and Finite Selection
Theoretical Biology 275
- Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Tšuber, Spatial
Models with Inhomogeneous Reaction Rates. Physical Review E 82 (2010), 051909:1-11.
- M. Assaf and M. Mobilia,
Fixation in Evolutionary Games. J.
Stat. Mech., (2010) P09009:1-24. Article. E-print
- M. Mobilia and M. Assaf, Fixation in Evolutionary
Games under Non-Vanishing Selection. EPL 91, (2010) 10002:1-6. Article. E-print
- M. Mobilia, Oscillatory
in Rock-Paper-Scissors Games with Mutations.
- D. Volovik, M. Mobilia, and S. Redner, Dynamics
Strategic Three-Choice Voting. EPL
85, (2009) 48003:1-5. Article.
- T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Self-Organization
Populations in Cyclic
- T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and
E. Frey, Mobility
promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in
Nature 448, (2007) 1046-1049. Article. Supplementary
evaluated and recommended by Faculty1000
Biology. Selected for the 10
September 2007 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale
Science & Technology
- T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Noise
Correlations in a Spatial Population Model with Cyclic
Letters 99, (2007) 238105:1-4.
2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
- M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Tšuber, Phase
and Spatio-Temporal Fluctuations in Stochastic Lattice
Lotka-Volterra Models, Journal
(2007): 447-483. Article.
- P. Pierobon, M. Mobilia, R. Kouyos and E. Frey, Bottleneck-induced
in a minimal model for intracellular transport,
Review E 74, (2006) 031906:1-13.
for the 25
2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science &
- M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Tšuber, Fluctuations
correlations in lattice models for predator-prey
Review E 73, (2006)
E-print. Selected for the 1
May 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics
- T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Coexistence
extinction in the stochastic cyclic Lotka-Volterra model,
Review E 74, (2006)
for the 15 November 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of
Biological Physics Research.
- M. Mobilia, B. Schmittmann and R. K. P. Zia, Exact
of a reaction-diffusion model with spatially alternating
E 71, (2005)
- M. Mobilia, Does
a Single Zealot Affect
an Infinite Group of Voters?, Physical
Review Letters 91, (2003) 028701: 1-4.
- M. Mobilia and S. Redner, Majority
dynamics: Phase transition in an interacting
two-state spin system, Physical
Review E 68, (2003) 046106:1-11. Article.
of invited talks & meetings organised):
- 18-22 July 2016: Speaker at the STATPHYS26 Meeting in Lyon: "Nonlinear q-Voter Models with Zealotry:
Switching Dynamics and Non-Equilibrium Steady State".
- 4-7 July 2016: Invited Speaker at the "Workshop Evolution, Statistical Mechanics and Information Theory" in Munich.
- 18-20 May 2016: Invited Speaker at the Meeting
"The Dynamics of Complex Systems: A meeting in honour of the 60th birthday of Robert MacKay FRS" in Warwick: "Switching dynamics and non-equilibrium steady state in nonlinear q-voter models with zealotry".
- 12 May 2016: Organization (with Jon Ward) of the
LMS-funded CoSyDy Meeting on "Dynamics of Agent-Based Models" in Leeds.
- 21-25 September 2015: Invited Speaker at the
EPSRC Workshop on "Fluctuation-driven phenomena in
non-equilibrium statistical mechanics", Warwick.
"The influence of zealotry on the nonlinear q-voter model".
- 13th July 2015: Talk at the
Workshop on Modelling Change in Socio-Economic Systems of the
EPSRC NetworkPlus, London.
"Nonlinear q-voter model with
- 15th May 2015: Invited seminar at
the Department of Engineering Mathematics of the University of
Bristol, "Spiralling patterns in evolutionary models with
- 14th May 2015: Invited seminar at
the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bath
- 02-06/03/2015: Invited speaker at
the 2015 APS March Meeting of the American Physical Society in
San Antonio (Texas, USA):
Invited presentation on "spiraling patterns in evolutionary
models inspired by bacterial games with cyclic dominance". Slides
- 20th January 2015: Invited
seminar at the Department of Mathematics of the Durham
University, "Spiralling patterns in models inspired by
bacterial games with cyclic competition"
- 20th January 2015: Invited
seminar at the Department of Mathematics of the Durham
- August-December 2014: Visiting
Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
on the programme
Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and
- 10-11/05/2014: Invited speaker at
the Symposium on "Novel
Applications of Statistical Mechanics: A Celebration of Sidney
Redner's Contributions" (Sid Redner's Festschrift) in Boston: "Zealotry,
persuasion and polarization in voter models".
- 29/11/2013: Invited speaker at
the CS&F Conference in Amsterdam dedicated to their Special
Issue on "Collective behavior and evolutionary games": "Prisoner's dilemma in the
presence of facilitators and under extrinsic noise"
- 09-13/09/2013: Invited speaker at
the workshop on Models
from statistical mechanics in applied sciences at Warwick:"Coexistence and Metastability in
- 12-13/06/2013: Member
of the EPSRC mathematics prioritisation panel
- 07/06/2013: Invited Complex
Systems Group seminar in York: "Large
fluctuations and metastability in evolutionary games".
- 05/06/2013: Organiser of the
Dynamics (CoSyDy) Meeting on "Complexity
in economics and social dynamics"
- 15/05/2013: Invited speaker at
the meeting on "Complex and emergent behaviours" in Manchester, "Large-fluctuation effects on the
fixation of a deleterious allele under mutation pressure".
- 02-03/05/13: Invited speaker at
the Workshop on "Interacting
particle models in the physical, biological and social
sciences" at Warwick,"Polarization, zealotry and
persuasion in the three-party constrained voter model".
- 12/04/2013: Invited speaker at
the "complex networks mini-symposium" of the British
Applied Maths Colloquium 2013:
"Anomalous metastability and fixation properties of
evolutionary games on scale-free networks".
- 01/11/2012: Talk on "Polarization,
commitment and persuasion in the three-party constrained voter
model" in the Leeds Probability, Stochastic modelling
and Financial modelling seminar series.
- 03/09/2012: Talk on "Anomalous
metastability and fixation in evolutionary games on scale-free
given at the 2012 European
Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'12) in Brussels
- 25/05/12: Invited
lecturer/speaker at a Postgraduate School on Complex Systems in
dynamics and cyclic bacterial games: biodiversity and complex
- 09/03/12: Invited
seminar in the Department of Mathematics at University of
Surrey, "Consensus &
polarization in a three-state constrained voter model"
Organiser of the Complexity
Dynamics (CoSyDy) Meeting on "Evolution
Diversity in Complex Systems"
Invited Speaker at the Conference "Sociophysics: do humans
behave like atoms?" (Paris): "Consensus
& Polarization in a Three-State Constrained Voter Model"
- 29/09/11: Invited
seminar in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh,
"Co-evolutionary dynamics of
rock-paper-scissors and cyclic bacterial games"
Invited Speaker at "Current
in Game Theory" a Satellite of the 2011
European Conference on
Complex Systems in Vienna: Large
Fluctuations & Fixation in Evolutionary Games with
Invited Speaker at the international meeting on "Mathematics
the Science of Complexity" in Warwick: Consensus
Polarization in Constrained Opinion Dynamics
of the IOP workshop on "Complexity
evolutionary processes in
biology and the behavioural sciences" in Manchester
- Since 2011:
Organisation & coordination of the Applied Postgraduate
series in the School of Mathematics at Leeds.
- Since 2010:
Organisation & coordination of seminar
on "Mathematical Biology and Medicine" in
the School of Mathematics at Leeds.
- Since 2010:
Member of the EPSRC
- Since 2010: Chair
of the Complex
Dynamics (CoSyDy) network
Organisation of a CoSyDy Meeting on "Movement
Models of Mathematical Biology" in Warwick.
Organisation of a CoSyDy Meeting on the "Mathematics
Evolutionary Dynamics" in Warwick.
- 11/05/10: Invited
talk in the CABDyN
series at Oxford on "Large
& fixation in evolutionary games with
- Jan. 2010:
Invited speaker at the Conference on "Non-equilibrium
of spatially extended interacting particle systems"
(Warwick): "Modelling biodiversity &
pattern formation in communities exhibiting cyclic
- August 2009:
Invited speaker at the Conference on "Giant Fluctuations and
Population Dynamics" (Leiden): Evolutionary
and pattern formation in communities exhibiting cyclic
Organisation of "Patterns
Complexity", a PANDA (patterns formation,
nonlinear dynamics and
applications) meeting in Leeds.
Speaker at the Graduate School on "Stochastic modelling in
Leeds: "Introduction to
game theory" (lecture
Organisation of the workshop on "Statistical
of molecular and cell biology" in
& management of the Postgraduate
on Mathematics of Evolutionary Dynamics
of media (and
- Figure of Phys. Rev. E 82 (2010),
selected to be displayed on the Physical Review E web
site as part of their "kaleidoscope"
- In Spanish: Rock, paper or scissors and the
biodiversity via co-evolution in
"Francis (th)E mule Science's News" (2010).
Spatial Rock-Paper-Scissors Games" in
- Paper Nature,
448, (2007) 1046-1049
evaluated and recommended by Faculty
- In Nature (Vol. 448, p. xi),
Editor's Summary: Species
- In Physicsworld: Zealots
spin into voting
Population Dynamics" in
- In Science News magazine (Vol.
172, N. 18): Rock,
- In Italian: Particles
voting behaviours (20-minute interview on a
programme, Radio24. ll Sole 24 Ore, 26/09/03),
like electronic spins ? (Le
- In German: Mobility
biodiversity - Sedentary strategies for an eco-paradise
(Pressrelation.de) and pro-physik.de,
a group of voters (Spektrumdirekt)
- In Russian: Popular science article
in the news portal Rambler