Yi-Jiao Zhang

SUSTech Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow

Southern University of Science and technology


I am a SUSTech Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Southern University of Science and Technology working with Yanqing Hu. I received my PhD in Theoretical Physics from Lanzhou University in 2022. I also spent two years at Indiana University Bloomington as a visiting scholar working with Filippo Radicchi.


  • Network science
  • Network embedding
  • Epidemic spreading on networks


  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, 2015 -- 2022

    Lanzhou University

  • Visiting Scholar in Informatics, 2019 -- 2021

    Indiana University

  • BS in Theoretical Physics, 2011 -- 2015

    Lanzhou University


Systematic comparison of graph embedding methods in practical tasks

Network embedding techniques aim to represent structural properties of graphs in geometric space. Those representations are considered …

Model-free hidden geometry of complex networks

The fundamental idea of embedding a network in a metric space is rooted in the principle of proximity preservation. Nodes are mapped …

Advantage of Being Multicomponent and Spatial: Multipartite Viruses Colonize Structured Populations with Lower Thresholds

Multipartite viruses have a genome divided into different disconnected viral particles. A majority of multipartite viruses infect …