Epidemic spreading in Complex Networks

FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Tropical Medicine of the University of São Paulo - Brazil

COVID-19

FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Tropical Medicine of the University of São Paulo and Volunteer Researcher at the Medical School of São Paulo State University (Unesp/Botucatu) studying aspects of epidemic spreading in human populations. Also, fundamental aspects of epidemic spreading models on complex networks, real-world applications with high-resolution data-driven models coupling human mobility and contact patterns, and echo chamber effects on Twitter networks.
Member of the CADDE Project (IMT-USP and University of Oxford).

Experience: High Performance Computing (Fortran, C), Python (numpy, scipy, pandas, geopandas, sympy, and others), data mining and analysis, GIS, LaTeX, Bash, Linux, HTML, CSS, Javascript, APIs, SQL.

Publications

2022

[14] Modeling Communicable Diseases, Human Mobility, and Epidemics: A Review

David Soriano-Paños, Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira, Gourab Ghoshal, Alex Arenas, Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes


[13] Effects of infection fatality ratio and social contact matrices on vaccine prioritization strategies

Arthur Schulenburg, Wesley Cota, Guilherme S. Costa, Silvio C. Ferreira


[12] Compartmental epidemic model to assess undocumented infections: applications to SARS-CoV-2 epidemics in Brazil

Guilherme S. Costa, Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira


2021

[11] Infectious disease dynamics in metapopulations with heterogeneous transmission and recurrent mobility

Wesley Cota, David Soriano-Paños, Alex Arenas, Silvio C. Ferreira, Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes


2020

[⭐] Doctoral thesis: Spreading phenomena on complex networks and social systems

Wesley Cota

Adviser: Silvio da Costa Ferreira Junior
Co-adviser: Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes

[10] Outbreak diversity in epidemic waves propagating through distinct geographical scales

Guilherme S. Costa, Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira

See the Supplemental Material for details


All videos

Other version: Metapopulation modeling of COVID-19 advancing into the countryside: an analysis of mitigation strategies for Brazil, medRxiv 2020.05.06.20093492 (2020)

[9] Monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Brazil at municipal and federative units level

Wesley Cota

[8] Modeling the spatiotemporal epidemic spreading of COVID-19 and the impact of mobility and social distancing interventions

Alex Arenas, Wesley Cota, Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes, Sérgio Gómez, Clara Granell, Joan T. Matamalas, David Soriano-Paños, Benjamin Steinegger


Other version: Derivation of the effective reproduction number ℛ for COVID-19 in relation to mobility restrictions and confinement, medRxiv 2020.04.06.20054320 (2020)

[7] Mathematical model for the spatiotemporal epidemic spreading of COVID-19

Alex Arenas, Wesley Cota, Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes, Sérgio Gómez, Clara Granell, Joan T. Matamalas, David Soriano-Paños, Benjamin Steinegger

2019

[6] Spectral properties and the accuracy of mean-field approaches for epidemics on correlated networks

Diogo H. Silva, Silvio C. Ferreira, Wesley Cota, Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Claudio Castellano

[5] Quantifying echo chamber effects in information spreading over political communication networks

Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira, Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Michele Starnini

2018

[4] Robustness and fragility of the susceptible-infected-susceptible epidemic models on complex networks

Wesley Cota, Angélica S. Mata, Silvio C. Ferreira

[3] Griffiths phases in infinite-dimensional, non-hierarchical modular networks

Wesley Cota, Géza Ódor, Silvio C. Ferreira

2017

[2] Optimized Gillespie algorithms for the simulation of Markovian epidemic processes on large and heterogeneous networks

Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira

2016

[1] Griffiths effects of the susceptible-infected-susceptible epidemic model on random power-law networks

Wesley Cota, Silvio C. Ferreira, Géza Ódor

Wesley Cota, PhD

FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Tropical Medicine of the University of São Paulo and Volunteer Researcher at the Medical School of São Paulo State University (Unesp/Botucatu), studying the spreading of epidemics.

Faculdade de Medicina
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil

wesley@wcota.me