Dr Mario Gutierrez-Roig

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dr Mario Gutierrez-Roig



I'm a Lecturer in Data Science at University of Essex. I recieved his PhD in Physics at University of Barcelona in 2016. My research as been highly multidisciplinary including several studies on Complex Systems, Behavioural Economics, Computational Archaeology that have been published in top-tier scientific journals. My main interest is to combine complex systems and data science to understand and model human behaviour and its impact on the social dynamics at the collective level, specially on cities. I've also contributed with more general activities such as organizing behavioural experiments in and non-academic environments, developing Citizen Science projects in schols and public events, and developing intel reports and data visualizations for public administrations like Coventry City Council or Canal River Trust in UK.


  • PhD in Physics University of Barcelona,

  • MSc in Copmutational Physics Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,

  • BSc in Physics Autonomous University of Barcelona,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Data Science, Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (1/4/2020 - present)

Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (1/2/2016 - 31/7/2020)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioural Science Group, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (22/8/2016 - 31/3/2020)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Spatial analysis

Open to supervise

Urban analytics

Open to supervise

Complex Systems

Open to supervise

Computational Social Science

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Mathematical and Computational Modelling (MA185)

  • Data analysis and statistics with R (MA334)

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning with applications (MA336)

  • Professional Placement (MA911)


Journal articles (10)

Law, S., Seresinhe, CI., Shen, Y. and Gutierrez-Roig, M., (2020). Street-Frontage-Net: urban image classification using deep convolutional neural networks. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 34 (4), 681-707

Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Borge-Holthoefer, J., Arenas, A. and Perelló, J., (2019). Mapping individual behavior in financial markets: synchronization and anticipation. EPJ Data Science. 8 (1)

Fernández-López de Pablo, J., Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Gómez-Puche, M., McLaughlin, R., Silva, F. and Lozano, S., (2019). Palaeodemographic modelling supports a population bottleneck during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in Iberia.. Nature Communications. 10 (1), 1872-

Vicens, J., Bueno-Guerra, N., Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Gómez-Gardeñes, J., Perelló, J., Sánchez, A., Moreno, Y. and Duch, J., (2018). Resource heterogeneity leads to unjust effort distribution in climate change mitigation. PLoS One. 13 (10), e0204369-e0204369

Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Segura, C., Duch, J. and Perelló, J., (2016). Market Imitation and Win-Stay Lose-Shift Strategies Emerge as Unintended Patterns in Market Direction Guesses.. PLoS One. 11 (8), e0159078-e0159078

Poncela-Casasnovas, J., Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Vicens, J., Gómez-Gardeñes, J., Perelló, J., Moreno, Y., Duch, J. and Sánchez, A., (2016). Humans display a reduced set of consistent behavioral phenotypes in dyadic games.. Science Advances. 2 (8), e1600451-e1600451

Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Sagarra, O., Oltra, A., Palmer, JRB., Bartumeus, F., Díaz-Guilera, A. and Perelló, J., (2016). Active and reactive behaviour in human mobility: the influence of attraction points on pedestrians.. Royal Society Open Science. 3 (7), 160177-160177

Sagarra, O., Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Bonhoure, I. and Perelló, J., (2016). Citizen Science Practices for Computational Social Science Research: The Conceptualization of Pop-Up Experiments. Frontiers in Physics. 3

Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Perelló, J., Moreno, Y. and Sánchez, A., (2014). Transition from reciprocal cooperation to persistent behaviour in social dilemmas at the end of adolescence.. Nature Communications. 5 (1), 4362-

Perelló, J., Gutiérrez-Roig, M. and Masoliver, J., (2011). Scaling properties and universality of first-passage-time probabilities in financial markets.. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 84 (6 Pt 2), 066110-

Reports and Papers (1)

Gutiérrez-Roig, M. and Perelló, J., (2013). Volatility polarization of non-specialized investors' heterogeneous activity



Colchester Campus

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