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M. Ángeles Serrano

ICREA Research Professor of Complexity Science, Universitat de Barcelona

M. Ángeles Serrano is an ICREA Research Professor at the Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB) in Spain, where she directs the Mapping Complexity Lab, and holds an appointment as an External Faculty at the Complexity Science Hub CSH Vienna in Austria. M. Ángeles belongs to the Editorial Board of the APS journal Physical Review Research, and she is a founding member of Complexitat, the Catalan network for the study of complex systems, and a promoter member of UBICS, the UB Institute of Complex Systems.

A native of Barcelona, she received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UB and a year later a master in mathematics for finance from the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica CRM. She spent several years in the private sector and returned to academia to work in complexity science. She conducted postdoctoral research at Indiana University (USA), the EPFL (Switzerland), and IFISC Institute (Spain), and was awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship.

Prof. Serrano is astonished by the amazing features that emerge in the structure, function, and evolution of complex systems, and she is using networks and data science to model and to predict them.


  • –present
    ICREA Research Professor of Complexity Science, University of Barcelona


  • 2000 
    Centre de Recerca Matemàtica CRM, Master in Mathematics for Finance
  • 1999 
    University of Barcelona, PhD in Theoretical Physics