Xiangrong Wang (王向荣)

Southern University of Science and Technology

About Me

Xiangrong Wang is a research assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China.

She obtained her PhD degree in 2016 at the Delft University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Piet Van Mieghem and Prof. Robert E. Kooij. Her PhD topic focused on the robustness of complex networks, from both theoretical and applicable perspectives. From 2017 to 2018, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of applied mathematics at TUDelft, working with Johan Dubbeldam and a visiting scholar at University of Zarogoza and ISI Foundation, working with Prof. Yamir Moreno. She has been working on the characterization of network structures with applications in power networks and transportation networks; the interplay between network structures and nonlinear dynamics in scenarios of the spreading of infectious disease, diffusion of information and population dynamics of ecological systems.

Collaborations: I am always looking for highly self-motivated students, including undergraduate, graduate and PhD candidates, for research collaborations on network science. Feel free to contact me.


Research Interests


(Google Scholar)


  1. Shuhong Huang, Xiangrong Wang (equal contribution), Liyang Peng, Jiarong Xie, Jiachen Sun, Yanqing Hu.
    Optimal compression for bipartite networks
    Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 151, 111207, 2021.

  2. Xiangrong Wang, Alejandro Tejedor, Yi Wang and Yamir Moreno.
    Unique superdiffusion induced by directionality in multiplex networks
    New Journal of Physics, 23(1), 013016, 2021.

  3. Xiangrong Wang, Alberto Aleta (equal contribution), Dan Lu, Yamir Moreno.
    Directionality reduces the impact of epidemics in multilayer networks
    New Journal of Physics, 21(9), 093026, 2019.

  4. Xiangrong Wang, Robert E Kooij, Yamir Moreno and P. Van Mieghem.
    Structural transition in interdependent networks with regular interconnections.
    Physical Review E, 99(1), 2019.

  5. Xiangrong Wang, J. L. A. Dubbeldam and P. Van Mieghem.
    Kemeny’s constant and the effective graph resistance.
    Linear Algebra and its Applications, vol. 535, pp 231-244, 2017.

  6. Xiangrong Wang, Yakup Koç, Sybil Derrible, Sk Nasir Ahmad, Willem JA Pino and Robert E Kooij.
    Multi-criteria robustness analysis of metro networks.
    Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 474:19-31, 2017.

  7. Xiangrong Wang, Robert E Kooij and Piet Van Mieghem.
    Modeling region-based interconnection for interdependent networks.
    Physical Review E, 94(4), 2016.

  8. Xiangrong Wang, Stojan Trajanovski, Robert E Kooij and Piet Van Mieghem.
    Degree distribution and assortativity in line graphs of complex networks.
    Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 445:343-356, 2016.

  9. Xiangrong Wang, Evangelos Pournaras, Robert E Kooij and Piet Van Mieghem.
    Improving robustness of complex networks via the effective graph resistance.
    The European Physical Journal B, 87(9):221, 2014.


PhD Thesis

Research Experiences

Reviewer Experiences


Gave introductory lecture for the master course Performance Analysis (IN4341), invited by Prof. Piet Van Mieghem.


Dr.Xiangrong Wang
Delft University of Technology
Email: xiangrongwang88@gmail.com

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