About Me

I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Computer Science Department of Aalto University. I work on complex networks under the supervision of Prof. Mikko Kivelä. Currently, I am working on critical phenomena in network science. My fields of interest are Complex Systems, Network Science, and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics.

My first name is Abbas, an Arabic name for the “Lion King” and [æbˈbɒːs] is the way that I like to be called! My last name is “Karimi Rizi” which I usually write as K. Rizi. “Riz” was the old name of my birthplace. I do research on Networks as a doctoral student at Aalto & I write for the public about science at sitpor.org. I believe in stories and that’s why I’ve been learning and practicing how to write and how to talk with good narratives since 2013. In March 2022, I received the Charkh Award for Best Persian Science Blog from Iran National TV (IRIB TV 4).

I was born in Zarrin Shahr (Riz), 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 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 maximum entropy approach. Then, given the networks of cancerous and healthy cells, compare their networks.
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