Xiangrong Wang (王向荣)

Shenzhen University

About Me

Xiangrong Wang is a tenure-track assistant professor at Shenzhen University, 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. From 2017 to 2018, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at TUDelft, working with Johan Dubbeldam and a visiting scholar at University of Zarogoza and ISI Foundation, working with Prof. Yamir Moreno. From 2019 to 2022, she was a research associate professor at Southern University of Science and Technology.

Her research focuses on broader aspects of complex systems. The aim is to understand the failure propagation in critical infrastructures like transportation and power systems, the diffusive dynamics of information in social networks and the maintenance of biodiversity in ecological systems.

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



(Google Scholar)


  1. Jiarong Xie, Xiangrong Wang (equal contribution), Ling Feng, Jin-Hua Zhao, Yamir Moreno, Yanqing Hu. ‘Indirect influence in social networks as an induced percolation phenomenon’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(9), e2100151119, 2022.

  2. Zhaoyue Zhong, Xiangrong Wang, Cunquan Qu, Guanghui Wang.
    Efficient algorithm based on non-backtracking matrix for community detection in signed networks
    IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, on press, 2022.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.


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Dr.Xiangrong Wang
Shenzhen University
Email: xiangrongwang88@gmail.com; xiangrong_wang@outlook.com

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