Institut für Mathematik


Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bovet

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Tel.: +41 44 635 58 69
Fax: +41 44 635 57 06
Büro: Y27K12
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+41 44 635 58 32


Alexandre Bovet is an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Network Science at the Department of Mathematics and the Digital Society Initiative.
He studied and received his PhD in Physics in 2015 at EPFL. He held postdoctoral positions at ETH Zurich, the City College of New York, the Université catholique de Louvain and the University of Oxford.
He was awarded the SNSF Early and Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowships and the FNRS Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship
Alexandre is a member of the Swiss Young Academy and the steering committee of the Winter Workshop on Complex Systems. He is an academic editor for Plos ONE and a program committee member of the Conference on Complex Systems, the Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) and the ACM Web Conference.



I am interested in complex systems and their modelling using complex networks. I use interdisciplinary approaches to answer social, biological and economic questions using tools from mathematics, physics and data science.

In particular, I am interested in the following topics:

  • Temporal networks, dynamic community detection, continuous time random walks and Markov chains;
  • Social networks, information and opinion diffusion, disinformation and polarization;
  • Data science, clustering algorithms for dynamical data, opinion mining.

You can find a list of my publications on Google scholar and my ORCID page. You can find a list of my talks here.