Professor Francisco A. Rodrigues is associate professor at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC), University of São Paulo. Francisco holds a degree in Physics (2001, B.A. degree) and has a master’s degree in Computational Physics (2004), both from University of São Paulo. In 2007, he got his PhD in Physics from Physics Institute of São Carlos (University of São Paulo). After that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the same institute with Fapesp fellowship (2007-2010). In the beginning of 2010, he got a tenure-track position at the ICMC as a lecturer and researcher. He became associate professor on the end of 2013. He coordinated several research projects (including international projects). During the last years, he has been working on several problems related to the structure and dynamics of complex systems, such as the development of concepts and methods for characterization of complex networks, the study of epidemic and rumor spreading in social and technological networks, the modeling of synchronization of coupled oscillators and the development of new methods for pattern recognition and data mining. These studies have been applied in several areas, including financial market, neuroscience, systems biology, ecology, climate dynamics and transportation networks. Francisco has published more than 60 papers in scientific journals, receiving more than 2,500 citations (Google scholar). He concluded the supervision of four master’s students and advised several undergraduate students. Currently, he supervises five PhD students and four master’s students. His teaching activities in graduate and undergraduate courses are related to the fields of Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Processes and Network Science.