Christos Nicolaides is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and a Lecturer (US equivalent of tenure-track Assistant Professor) at the Department of Business and Public Administration at University of Cyprus (UCY). He has also a second research appointment as a Digital Fellow at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before joining UCY, Christos spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management funded by the James McDonnell Foundation. He has a PhD in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MSc in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London and BSc in Physics from University of Thessaloniki. His research focus on applying mathematical, statistical and computational tools to large-scale empirical and data driven research questions with applications in identification of social influence that is mediated, amplified, or directed by interactive technologies. He has worked closely with global firms on realizing business value from social media and information technology investments. Christos’ research developments have been published in major scientific journals including Nature Communications and Journal of the Royal Society Interface and have been featured at prestigious news outlets including New York TimesCNN and Los Angeles Times. He is principal institutional investigator in research projects funded by European Commission, industry (e.g., SMIXIN Inc) and the Cyprus Ministry of Health. Christos has totally attracted more than 850,000 euros in research funding for his institution.

For other academic activities and a complete list of publications and conference contributions, see my full CV.


I teach courses in quantitative methods for undergraduate students in the management department at UCY. My current teaching schedule is:

  • BPA444: Social Networks and Businesses (4th year undergraduate students)

  • BPA346: Quantitative Methods in Management II (3rd year undergraduate students)

  • BPA241: Introduction to Management Science (2nd year undergraduate students)

Journal Publications

Working Papers

  1. Deterministic anonymization of sensitive personal data. D. Avraam, C. Nicolaides, M. Murtagh, and P. Burton.

  2. Social Influence and Habits in Exercise: A Field Experiment. D. Eckles and C. Nicolaides

In Review

  1. Privacy Preserving Data Visualizations. D. Avraam, R. Wilson, O. Butters, T. Burton, C. Nicolaides, A. Boyd, and P. Burton, Under Review.

  2. Correcting for Multilevel Measurement Error Bias in Modeling Peer Effects in Public and Private Schools: An Application of Multilevel Structural Equation Models. I. Televantou, H. W. Marsh, K. M. Xu, J. Guo, and C. Nicolaides, Under Review.

  3. Time or Structure? Evaluating Mitigation Strategies against Project Failure in Activity Networks. C. Ellinas, C. Nicolaides, and N. Masuda. Under Review.

  4. Hand-Hygiene Mitigation Strategies Against the Spread of Infectious Diseases through the World Air Transportation Network. C. Nicolaides, D. Avraam, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, M. C. Gonzalez, and R. Juanes. Under Review (preprint).

Journal Articles

  1. Morphological organization of point-to-point transport in complex networks. M.-Y. Kang, G. Berthelot, L. Tupikina, C. Nicolaides, J.-F. Colonna, B. Sapoval, and D. S. Grebenkov, Scientific Reports 9, 8322 (2019), doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44701-6.

  2. Exercise contagion in a global social network S. Aral and C. Nicolaides, Nature Communications 8, 14753 (2017), doi:10.1038/ncomms14753. *News CoverageNew York TimesLA TimesScience NewsScience MagazineNatureNew York MagazineNBC NewsEL PAISDaily MailUS NewsNew York Daily NewsMetro UKViceScientific AmericanLive Science

  3. Self-organization of network dynamics into local quantized states C. Nicolaides, R. Juanes and L. Cueto-Felgueroso, Nature Scientific Reports 6, 21360 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep21360.

  4. Impact of viscous fingering and permeability heterogeneity on fluid mixing through porous media C. Nicolaides, B. Jha, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Water Resources Research, 51, (2015), doi:10.1002/2014WR015811.

  5. The price of anarchy in mobility-driven contagion dynamics C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(87), 20130495 (2013), doi:10.1098/rrif.2013.0495. *News CoverageMIT Homepage SpotlightMIT NewsNPRFox NewsLiveScience,  Science World Report,  BostInnoBusiness InsiderYahoo NewsScienceDailyMedical News TodayMedicalXpressR&D MagazineScienceBlogBioscience Technology

  6. A metric of influential spreading during contagion dynamics through the air transportation network  C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, PLoS ONE7(7), e40961 (2012), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040961. News coverageMIT Homepage SpotlightMIT NewsScience NewsScience News for KidsNature MedicineNPRLA TimesScientific AmericanDiscovery ChannelThe AtlanticNY Daily NewsUSA TodayCNNCNN News (video)ABC NewsCBS newsFox NewsFox News (video)Huffington PostUS News & World ReportAmerican Institute of PhysicsVoice of AmericaThe Guardian (US)Pittsburgh TribuneDaily Mail (UK) #1 & #2;  NASDAQ (video)TimeWired MagazineDiscover MagazineProto MagazineWBUR (NPR Boston)KITV HonoluluMetroSmart PlanetBoing BoingInternational Business TimesHerald Sun (Australia)Le Figaro (France)ABC (Spain)

  7. Anomalous physical transport in complex networks  C. Nicolaides, L. Cueto-Felgueroso, and R. Juanes, Physical Review E82(5), 055101(R) (2010), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.055101.

Media Mentions

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Hand-hygiene to tackle the spread of disease through air transport. International Airport Review, November 2018.