Angel SánchezProfessor

    Prof. Angel Sánchez (M) received his PhD in Theoretical Physics (with distinction) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 1991. He then went on to a postdoctoral stay at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, as a Fulbright fellow. Currently, he is full professor of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he founded the Interdisciplinary Group in Complex Systems (GISC, in 1996. He is Chair of the Department of Mathematics and also a senior scientist and member of the steering committee of the Institute UC3M-BS for Big Data (IBiDat), and an associated researcher with the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI). He has co-authored more than 175 papers in prestigious international journals, receiving more than 6500 citations (h-index=41), and he has been an invited speaker at more than 50 national and international conferences. His research deals mostly with the applications of the physics of complex systems to social and biological sciences, and has contributed to the advancement of different fields ranging from economics to condensed matter physics through ecology and theoretical computer science.

    He has been the PI of 17 projects, with funding from the European Commission, the Spanish government, the Madrid regional government, NATO, ESF, and the BBVA Foundation, and he has also collaborated with the gas & oil company Repsol ( and with the consulting company Everis ( He coordinated the FET Open RIA 662725 “Bridging the gap: From individual behaviour to the sociotechnical man” (IBSEN, 2015-2018), which has developed a pioneering capacity to perform structured and controlled multiplatform experiments in order to understand the behavior of people on large groups. He was Co-Director (with I. Rehberg) of the International Research Training Group Madrid-Bayreuth “Non-equilibrium phenomena and phase transitions in Complex Systems”, 2000-2004. He was a member of the FP7 coordination action for complex systems ASSYST and a member of the Steering Committee of the ESF Cost Actions “Physics of Risk” and “Physics of Cooperation and Conflict”. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Scientifc Reports, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, and 4Open. He has supervised 11 PhD thesis, 4 of which were women. He is a reviewer for ERC, the Executive Research Agency of the European Commission, several national funding agencies in Spain at national and regional level, and funding agencies from other countries (EPSRC, NWO, FWO, FONDECYT, FONCYT, etc.).

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