Institute of Mathematics


Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bovet

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 635 58 69
Fax: +41 44 635 57 06
Office: Y27K12
Shang-Chi Hsiao

+41 44 635 58 51


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 modeling using complex networks. I am interested in interdisciplinary approaches and the development of new mathematical tools to answer social, biological and economic questions.

In particular, I am interested in the following topics:

  • Social media and their impact on society: disinformation, social dynamics, media, democracy.
  • Network science: dynamic community detection, dynamics-based methods for temporal networks.

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

Fall 22 Fall 23

Lecture & Seminar

Research seminars
Research Seminar in Network Science
By arrangement
Alexandre Bovet

Übungen Complex Networks Theory and Applications
Statistics for Mathematicians

Exercises Statistics for Mathematicians

Statistics for Mathematicians (DP)


Leonie Neuhäuser, RWTH Aachen University (Aachen)
Talk: Group interactions in networked systems: No higher-order effects without non-linearity!
Talk: Improving the visibility of minorities through network growth interventions
19.06.23 - 21.06.23Bovet, Alexandre
Dr. Nicola Pedreschi, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (Oxford)
20.02.23 - 24.02.23Bovet, Alexandre