My name is Xiao-Long Ren (任晓龙). I am currently a Ph.D. student at Computational Social Science (COSS)ETH Zurich. I’m working under the supervision of Prof. Dirk Helbing, Prof. Ingo Scholtes, and Dr. Nino Antulov-Fantulin. Before joining COSS, I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Application Technology from Hangzhou Normal University supervised by Prof. Linyuan Lü from HZNU and Prof. Yi-Cheng Zhang from the University of Fribourg in 2015. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Chang’an University.

My research interests lie in Network Science and Computational Social Science, including

  • Network robustness and fragility.
  • Identifying influential users in social networks (aka “node centrality” in complex networks),
  • Information spreading (such as prediction, acceleration, suppression, and competition, etc.) in social networks.

What’s New:

Selected Publications [Full List] [Google Scholar][ResearchGate]

  • Generalized Network Dismantling
    Xiao-Long Ren, Niels Gleinig, Dirk Helbing, and Nino Antulov-Fantulin.
    PNAS (2019). [html][PDF][Code]
  • Underestimated cost of targeted attacks on complex networks.
    Xiao-Long Ren, Niels Gleinig, Dijana Tolic, and Nino Antulov-Fantulin. Complexity (2018). [html][PDF]
  • Vital nodes identification in complex networks
    Linyuan Lü, Duanbing Chen, Xiao-Long Ren, Qian-Ming Zhang, Yi-Cheng Zhang, Tao Zhou
    Physics Reports (2016) [html][PDF]
  • Avoiding congestion in recommender systems.
    Xiaolong Ren, Linyuan Lü, Runran Liu, Jianlin Zhang.
    New Journal of Physics (2014).[html][PDF]