About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Computer Science Department of Aalto University working on complex networks under the supervision of Dr. Mikko Kivelä. I am generally interested in Complex Systems, Network Science, and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics. Currently, I am working on bridging the gap between the temporal networks and non-equilibrium phase transition formalism.


My first name is Abbas, an Arabic name, literally means “The Lion King” and [æbˈbɒːs] is the way that I like to be called! My last name is “Karimi Rizi” which I usually write it as K. Rizi. “Riz” was the old name of my birth place.

I was born in Zarrin Shahr, Isfahan, Iran. I got my BA in Solid State Physics (2012-16) and my MSc (2016-18) in Physics of Complex Systems from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) in Tehran. For my MSc project, I worked on cancer with a maximum entropy approach at the Center For Complex Networks & Social Data Science (CCNSD) of SBU. The idea behind my project was to infer/learn the weight of the Gene Regulatory Networks (GRN)’s links in the case of Breast Cancer with a max. entropy approach. Then, given the networks of cancerous and healthy cells, compare their networks.


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