Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

4 West 5.6


PGP key: 98507F25
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Researcher ID

[FSF Associate Member]

Tiago de Paula Peixoto

Scientific interests
Networks & Complex Systems
Statistical Physics & Applied Mathematics
Current positions
University of Bath — Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Applied Mathematics
ISI Foundation — External researcher
Software projects
graph-tool — An efficient python module for manipulation and statistical analysis of graphs.


My research focuses on characterizing, identifying and explaining large-scale patterns found in the structure and function of complex network systems — representing diverse phenomena with physical, biological, technological or social origins — using principled approaches from statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics and Bayesian inference.

Open positions

Interested PhD candidates are encouraged to apply for a 4-year studentship through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa).


  1. Nonparametric Bayesian inference of the microcanonical stochastic block model
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. E 95 012317 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.012317
    arXiv: 1610.02703
  2. Modeling sequences and temporal networks with dynamic community structures
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Martin Rosvall
    arXiv: 1509.04740
  3. Disease localization in multilayer networks
    Guilherme Ferraz de Arruda, Emanuele Cozzo, Tiago P. Peixoto, Francisco A. Rodrigues, Yamir Moreno
    Phys. Rev. X 7 1 011014 (2017)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.011014
    arXiv: 1509.07054
  4. Network structure, metadata, and the prediction of missing nodes and annotations
    Darko Hric, Tiago P. Peixoto, Santo Fortunato
    Phys. Rev. X 6 3 031038 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.031038
    arXiv: 1604.00255
  5. Generalized communities in networks
    M. E. J. Newman, Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 088701 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.088701
    arXiv: 1505.07478
    Cover of the PRL issue!
  6. Sampling motif-constrained ensembles of networks
    Rico Fisher, Jorge C. Leitão, Tiago P. Peixoto, Eduardo G. Altmann
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 188701 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.188701
    arXiv: 1507.08696
  7. Inferring the mesoscale structure of layered, edge-valued and time-varying networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. E 92, 042807 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042807
    arXiv: 1504.02381
    Code is available here.
  8. Model selection and hypothesis testing for large-scale network models with overlapping groups
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. X 5, 011033 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.5.011033
    arXiv: 1409.3059
    Code is available here.
  9. Maximum-entropy large-scale structures of Boolean networks optimized for criticality
    Marco Möller, Tiago P. Peixoto
    New J. Phys. 17 043021 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/17/4/043021
  10. Limits and Trade-Offs of Topological Network Robustness
    Christopher Priester, Sebastian Schmitt, Tiago P. Peixoto
    PLoS ONE 9(9): e108215 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108215
  11. Hierarchical block structures and high-resolution model selection in large networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. X 4, 011047 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.4.011047
    arXiv: 1310.4377
    Code is available here.
  12. Efficient Monte Carlo and greedy heuristic for the inference of stochastic block models
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. E 89, 012804 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.89.012804
    arXiv: 1310.4378
    Code is available here.
  13. Eigenvalue Spectra of Modular Networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 9 098701 (2013)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.098701
    arXiv: 1306.2507
  14. Spontaneous centralization of control in a network of company ownerships
    Sebastian M. Krause, Tiago P. Peixoto, Stefan Bornholdt
    PLoS ONE 8(12): e80303 (2013)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080303
    arXiv: 1306.3422
  15. Parsimonious Module Inference in Large Networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 148701 (2013)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.148701
    arXiv: 1212.4794
  16. Evolution of Robust Network Topologies: Emergence of Central Backbones
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Stefan Bornholdt
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 11 118703 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.118703
    arXiv: 1205.2909
    Coverage: Synopsis in Physics
  17. Entropy of stochastic blockmodel ensembles
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. E 85 5 056122 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.056122
    arXiv: 1112.6028
  18. No Need for Conspiracy: Self-Organized Cartel Formation in a Modified Trust Game
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Stefan Bornholdt
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 21 218702 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.218702
    arXiv: 1201.3798
    Coverage: ( High gas prices may be explained by self-organized cartel behavior, (Physics arXiv Blog) Cartels Are an Emergent Phenomenon, Say Complexity Theorists, (Jura Forum) Bremer Uni-Studie: Flächendeckend höhere Benzinpreise deuten nicht gleich auf Preisabsprachen hin, ( Benzinpreis: Kein Hinweis auf Absprache
  19. Emergence of robustness against noise: A structural phase transition in evolved models of gene regulatory networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. E 85 4 041908 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.041908
    arXiv: 1108.4341
  20. Reliable dynamics in Boolean and continuous networks
    Eva Ackermann, Tiago P. Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    New J. Phys. 14 12 123029 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/14/12/123029
  21. The behavior of noise-resilient Boolean networks with diverse topologies
    Tiago P Peixoto
    J. Stat. Mech. 2012 01 P01006 (2012)
    DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2012/01/P01006
    arXiv: 1108.4329
  22. Trust Transitivity in Social Networks
    Oliver Richters, Tiago P. Peixoto
    {PLoS} {ONE} 6 4 e18384 (2011)
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018384
    arXiv: 1012.1358
  23. Density profile and polymer configurations for a polymer melt in a regular array of nanotubes
    Tiago P Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    New J. Phys. 13 7 073030 (2011)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/13/7/073030
  24. The phase diagram of random Boolean networks with nested canalizing functions
    T. P. Peixoto
    Eur. Phys. J. B 78 2 187--192 (2010)
    DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2010-10559-0
    arXiv: 1007.3411
  25. Boolean networks with robust and reliable trajectories
    Christoph Schmal, Tiago P Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    New J. Phys. 12 11 113054 (2010)
    DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/12/11/113054
    arXiv: 1008.1726
  26. Redundancy and Error Resilience in Boolean Networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 4 048701 (2010)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.048701
    arXiv: 0909.1740
  27. Spatiotemporal correlations of aftershock sequences
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Katharina Doblhoff-Dier, Jörn Davidsen
    J. Geophys. Res. 115 B10309 (2010)
    DOI: 201010.1029/2010JB007626
  28. Polymer confinement effects in aligned carbon nanotubes arrays
    Pitamber Mahanandia, Jörg J. Schneider, Marina Khaneft, Bernd Stühn, Tiago P. Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 17 4407 (2010)
    DOI: 10.1039/b922906j
  29. Boolean networks with reliable dynamics
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    Phys. Rev. E 80 5 056102 (2009)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.056102
    arXiv: 0905.0925
  30. Noise in random Boolean networks
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Barbara Drossel
    Phys. Rev. E 79 3 036108 (2009)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.79.036108
    arXiv: 0808.3087
  31. Network of recurrent events for the Olami-Feder-Christensen model
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Jörn Davidsen
    Phys. Rev. E 77 6 066107 (2008)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.77.066107
    arXiv: 0803.1404
  32. Network of epicenters of the Olami-Feder-Christensen model of earthquakes
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Carmen P. C. Prado
    Phys. Rev. E 74 1 016126 (2006)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.016126
    arXiv: cond-mat/0602244
  33. Statistics of epicenters in the Olami-Feder-Christensen model in two and three dimensions
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Carmen P. C. Prado
    Physica A 342 1-2 171--177 (2004)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.04.075
  34. Distribution of epicenters in the Olami-Feder-Christensen model
    Tiago P. Peixoto, Carmen P. C. Prado
    Phys. Rev. E 69 2 025101 (2004)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.69.025101
    arXiv: cond-mat/0310366
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