Dr Mauro Mobilia
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics

                            

                                                         

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Qualifications: PhD and MSc (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne); Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Boston University and Virginia Tech.); Humboldt Research Fellow (University LMU of Munich); Advanced Research Fellow (University of Warwick); Lecturer (2009-2013) and Associate Professor (2013-present) at University of Leeds

Brief CV and citations summary:  2-page CV (08/2014) 
ResearcherID     on ISI Web of Science and citations summary on Google Scholar

Expertise & Research Interests: statistical mechanics applied to evolutionary dynamics of complex systems in the life and behavioural sciences

  • Evolutionary & Population Dynamics in Life Science: Evolutionary games, Individual-based predator-prey models, population genetics models (23 publications)
  • Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: Fluctuation-driven phenomena, stochastic nonlinear processes, exact and field-theoretic methods  for interacting-particle systems (15+2 publications)
  • Complex Dynamics in Behavioural Science: Cooperation and Opinion dynamics, evolution on complex networks (10 publications)

Students: 
Bartosz Szczesny (PhD student); Maria Sawicka (PhD student); Andrew Mellor (PhD student); Eloise Cockburn (MSc student); Diepreye Ayabina (MSc student);  Rebecca Scopes; Andrew Stewart; Adam Farrell

Postdoctoral Visiting Researcher (2013-14): 
Dr. Yanfei Jin (Beijing Institute of Technology)

Three postgraduate research projects: 1, 2 and 3

Student projects: cooperationvoters & rock-paper-scissors 

 Some movies:
Full list of publications: available here

Some recent publications (selection)

  • B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge,  Characterization of spiraling patterns in spatial rock-paper-scissors games. Physical Review E 90 (2014), 032704:1-14.  Article.  E-print.
  • 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 11, 20140735:1-20 (2014).  Article.  Paper.  E-print.
  • A. Szolnoki, M. Perc, and M. Mobilia, Facilitators reveal the optimal interplay between information exchange and reciprocity.  Physical Review E 89 (2014), 042802:1-8. Article.  E-print.
  • M. Mobilia, Evolutionary games with facilitators: When does selection favor cooperation? Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 56, (2013) 113-123. Special issue on "collective behavior and evolutionary games". Article. E-print.
  • M. Assaf, M. Mobilia, and E. Roberts, Cooperation dilemma in finite populations under fluctuating environments. Physical Review Letters 111 (2013), 011134:1-5. Article. Supplemental Material. E-print.
  • B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge, When does cyclic dominance lead to stable spiral waves? EPL 102, (2013) 28012:1-6. Article. E-print. Supplementary material and movies (also available here).
  • M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Anomalous metastability 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).. E-print.
  • M. Mobilia, Commitment versus persuasion in the three-party constrained voter model. Journal of Statistical Physics 151 (2013), 69-91. Special issue on the "applications of statistical mechanics to social phenomena". ArticleE-print
  • M. Mobilia, Stochastic dynamics of the prisoner's dilemma with cooperation facilitators. Physical Review E 86 (2012), 011134:1-9. ArticleE-print.
  • See  also this paperLink to journal.  (Physical Review E 88 (2013), 046102:1-3). 
  • M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Metastability and anomalous fixation in evolutionary games on scale-free networksPhysical Review Letters 109 (2012), 188701:1-5. Article. E-print
  • M. Mobilia, Fixation and Polarization in a Three-Species Opinion Dynamics Model. EPL 95, (2011) 50002:1-6. Article. E-print
  • Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Täuber, Coexistence in the two-dimensional May-Leonard model with random ratesEuropean Physical Journal B 82 (2011), 97-105. Article. E-print
  • M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Fixation of a Deleterious Allele under Mutation Pressure and Finite Selection Intensity. Journal of Theoretical Biology 275 (2011), 93-103. Article. E-print
  • Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Täuber, Spatial Rock-Paper-Scissors Models with Inhomogeneous Reaction Rates. Physical Review E 82 (2010), 051909:1-11. Article. E-print 
  • M. Assaf and M. Mobilia, Large Fluctuations and Fixation in Evolutionary Games. J. Stat. Mech., (2010) P09009:1-24. ArticleE-print
  • M. Mobilia and M. Assaf, Fixation in Evolutionary Games under Non-Vanishing Selection. EPL 91, (2010) 10002:1-6. ArticleE-print
  • M. Mobilia, Oscillatory Dynamics in Rock-Paper-Scissors Games with Mutations. Journal of Theoretical Biology 264, (2010): 1-10. Article.  E-print
  • D. Volovik, M. Mobilia, and S. Redner, Dynamics of Strategic Three-Choice Voting. EPL 85, (2009) 48003:1-5. Article. E-print
  • T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Self-Organization of Mobile Populations in Cyclic CompetitionJournal of Theoretical Biology 254, (2008): 368-383. Article.  E-print
  • T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Mobility promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in rock-paper-scissors games, Nature 448, (2007) 1046-1049. ArticleSupplementary Information. E-print. Selected, 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 and Correlations in a Spatial Population Model with Cyclic Competition, Physical Review Letters  99, (2007) 238105:1-4. Article. EPAPS Supplementary NotesE-print. Selected for the 15 December 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
  • M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Täuber, Phase Transitions and Spatio-Temporal Fluctuations in Stochastic Lattice Lotka-Volterra Models, Journal of Statistical Physics 128, (2007): 447-483. Article. E-print
  • P. Pierobon, M. Mobilia, R. Kouyos and E. Frey, Bottleneck-induced transitions in a minimal model for intracellular transport, Physical Review E 74, (2006) 031906:1-13. Article. E-print. Selected for the 25 September 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology
  • M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Täuber, Fluctuations and correlations in lattice models for predator-prey interaction, Physical Review E 73, (2006) 040903(R):1-4. Article. E-print. Selected for the 1 May 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
  • T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Coexistence versus extinction in the stochastic cyclic Lotka-Volterra model, Physical Review E 74, (2006)  051907:1-11. Article. E-print. Selected for the 15 November 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.
  • M. Mobilia, B. Schmittmann and R. K. P. Zia, Exact dynamics of a reaction-diffusion model with spatially alternating rates, Physical Review E 71, (2005) 056129:1-12. Article. E-print
  • M. Mobilia, Does a Single Zealot Affect an Infinite Group of Voters?, Physical Review Letters 91, (2003) 028701: 1-4. Article. E-print
  • M. Mobilia and S. Redner, Majority versus minority dynamics: Phase transition in an interacting two-state spin system, Physical Review E 68, (2003) 046106:1-11Article. E-print


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