Selected Publications


  1. G. Chen, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, Introduction to Complex Networks: Models, Structures, and Dynamics (2nd edition) 复杂网络引论:模型,结构与动力学(英文版,第2版), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2015, 366 pages, ISBN: 978-7-04-040605-4.
  2. G. Chen, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, Introduction to Complex Networks: Models, Structures, and Dynamics 复杂网络引论:模型,结构与动力学(英文版), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2012, 332 pages, ISBN: 978-7-04-034782-1.


  1. X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, G. Chen, Network Science: An Introduction  网络科学导论Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2012, 397 pages, ISBN: 978-7-04-034494-3 (in Chinese).

Handbook Chapters

  1. Xiang Li, J.B. Wang, C. Li, Towards identifying and predicting spatial epidemics on complex meta-population networks, In: Masuda N., Holme P. (eds) Temporal Network Epidemiology. Theoretical Biology. Springer, Singapore. 2017, 129-160.
  2. Xiang Li, P. Yao, Y.J. Pan, Towards Structural Controllability of Temporal Complex Networks, in Complex Systems and Networks: Dynamics, Controls and Applications, Springer, 2015.
  3. Xiang Li, Y.Q. Zhang, A.V. Vasilakos, Discovering and predicting temporal patterns of WiFi-interactive social populations, in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, CRC Press, 2014. ISBN: 9-7814-6659-4944.
  4. G. Chen, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, J. Lv, Some recent advances in complex network synchronization, in Recent Advances in Nonlinear Dynamics and Synchronization: Theories and Applications, Springer, 2009, 3-16.

Invited Surveys & Features

  1. L. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Spatial epidemiology of networked metapopulation: an overview, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2014, 59(28), 3511-3522.
  2. Xiang Li (correspondence author), D. Yang, X. Liu, X.M. Wu, Bridging time series dynamics and complex network theory with application to electrocardiogram analysis, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, 2012, 12(4), 33-46.
  3. X.F. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), J. Lv, Control and flocking of networking systems via pinning, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, 2010, 10(3), 83-91.
  4. Xiang Li, Spreading dynamics on complex dynamical networks, Advances in Mechanics, 2008, 38(6), 723-732 (in Chinese).

Selected Journal Publications on Complex Dynamical Networks 


  1. Dong, Zhao, Xiang Li, and Wei Chen. Frequency-network analysis of heart rate variability for obstructive apnea patient detection. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2017, accepted.
  2. Xiaojie Li, Cong Li, Xiang Li, Minimizing social-cost of vaccinating network SIS epidemics, IEEE Trans. Network Science and Engineering,  accepted.
  3. Pengchun Rao, Xiang Li, Pacemaker-based global synchronization of Kuramoto oscillators via distributed control,  IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, accepted.
  4. Changbing Tang, Ang Li, Xiang Li, Asymmetric game: a silver bullet to weighted cover of networks, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics, accepted.
  5. Baoyu Hou, Xiang Li, Guanrong Chen, The roles of input matrix and nodal dynamics in network controllability, IEEE Trans. Control of Network Systems, accepted.
  6. Yiqing Zhang, Xiang Li, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Spectral analysis of epidemic thresholds of temporal networks, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics,  2017, accepted.
  7. Jingyuan Zhan, Xiang Li, Cluster consensus in networks of agents with weighted cooperative-competitive interactions,  IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, 2017, accepted.
  8. Quan Yuan, Jingyuan Zhan, Xiang Li, Outdoor Flocking of Quadcopter Drones with Decentralized Model Predictive Control, ISA Transactions, 2017, 71, 84-92.
  9. Pengchun Rao, Xiang Li, Maciej J. Ogorzalek, Stability of synchronous solutions in a directed Kuramoto-oscillator network with a pacemaker, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, 2017, 64(10), 1222-1226.
  10. Jingyuan Zhan, Xiang Li, Consensus in networked multi-agent systems with stochastic sampling, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, 2017, 64(8), 982-986.
  11. Xun Li, Xiang Li, Reconstruction of stochastic temporal networks through diffusive arrival times, Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 15729.
  12. Peng Yao, Baoyu Hou, Yujian Pan, Xiang Li, Structural controllability of temporal networks with a single switching controller, PLoS ONE, 2017, 0170584.


  1. L. Di, X. Li (correspondence author), Y.Q. Zhang. Identifying familiar strangers in human encounter networks, EPL, 2016, 116, 18006.
  2. B.Y. Hou,  X. Li (correspondence author), G.R. Chen. Structural Controllability of Temporally Switching Networks[J]. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 2016, 63(10): 1771-1781. (Regular Paper)
  3. J.B. Wang, L. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Identifying spatial invasion of pandemics on metapopulation networks via anatomizing arrival history, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2016, 46(12): 2782-2795. (Regular Paper)
  4. Y.Q. Zhang, J. Cui, S.M. Zhang, Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Modelling temporal networks of human face-to-face contacts with public activity and individual reachability, European Physical Journal B, 2016, 89(2): 1-8. (Special issue of temporal networks)


  1. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), D. Liang, J. Cui, Charactering bursts of aggregate pairs with individual Poissonian activity and preferential mobility, IEEE Communication Letters, 2015, 19(7), 1225-1228.
  2.  J.Y. Zhan, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Asynchronous consensus of multiple double-integrator agents with arbitrary sampling intervals and communication delays, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, 2015, 62(9), 2301-2311.(Regular Paper)
  3.  C.B. Tang, A. Li, Xiang Li (correspondence author), When reputation enforces evolutionary cooperation in unreliable MANETs, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2015, 45(10), 2190- 2201. (Regular Paper)
  4. Xiang Li (correspondence author), P.C. Rao, Synchronizing a weighted and weakly-connected kuramoto oscillator digraph with a pacemaker,  IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, 2015, 62(3): 899-905. (Regular Paper)
  5. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), J. Xu, A.V. Vaslakos, Human interactive patterns in temporal networks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, Cybernetics: Systems, 2015, 45(2): 214-222. (Regular Paper)


  1. Y.J. Pan, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Structural controllability and controlling centrality of temporal networks, PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(4), e94998.
  2. C.B. Tang, B. Wu, J.B. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author),  Evolutionary origin of asymptotically stable consensus, Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 4590.
  3. C.B. Tang, Z. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Moderate intra-group bias maximizes cooperation on interdependent networks, PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(2), e88412.
  4. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), When susceptible-infectious-susceptible contagion meets time-varying networks with identical infectivity, EPL, 2014, 108, 28006.


  1. J.Y. Zhan, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Flocking of multi-agent systems via model predictive control based on position-only measurements, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2013, 9(1), 377-385.(Regular Paper)
  2. Y. Yang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Towards a snowdrift game optimization to vertex cover of general networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2013, 43(3), 948-956. (Regular Paper)
  3. J.Y. Zhan, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Consensus of sampled-data multi-agent networking systems via model predictive control, Automatica, 2013, 49, 2502-2507.
  4. L. Wang, Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), How human location-specific contact patterns impact spatial transmission between populations? Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1468.
  5. C.B. Tang, Y. Wang, L. Cao, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Y. Yang, Towards the role of social connectivity and aspiration level on evolutionary game, European Physical Journal B, 2013, 86, 26.
  6. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Temporal dynamics and impact of event interactions of cyber-social populations, CHAOS, 2013, 23, 013131.
  7. L. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), The impact of human location-specific contact pattern on the SIR epidemic transmission between populations, Int. Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos, 2013, 23(5), 1350095.


  1. C.B. Tang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), L. Cao, J.Y. Zhan, The σ law of evolutionary dynamics in community-structured populations, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2012, 306, 106.
  2. Y. Zhang, L. Wang, Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Towards a temporal network analysis of interactive WiFi users, EPL, 2012, 98, 68002.
  3. L. Wang, Y. Zhang, T.Y. Huang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Estimating the value of containment strategies in delaying the arrival time of an influenza pandemic: A case study of travel restriction and patient isolation, Physical Review E, 2012, 86, 032901.
  4. H.Q. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Bifurcations in a frequency-weighted Kuramoto oscillators network, Int. Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos, 2012, 22(9), 1250230.
  5. C.B. Tang, F.Y. Chen, J.B. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Extending local passivity theory and Hopf bifurcation at the edge of chaos in Oregonator CNN, Int. Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos, 2012, 22(11), 1250285.


  1. L.Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Y.Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, K. Zhang, Evolution of scaling emergence in large-scale spatial epidemic spreading, PLoS ONE, 2011, 6(7), e21197.
  2. H.Q. Wang, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Synchronization and Chimera states of frequency-weighted Kuramoto oscillator networks, Physical Review E, 2011, 83, 066214.
  3. C.B. Tang, F.Y. Chen, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Perceptron implementation of triple-valued logic operations, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, 2011, 58(9), 590-594.
  4. Xiang Li (correspondence author), Z. Dong, Detection and prediction of the onset of human ventricular fibrillation: An approach based on complex network theory, Physical Review E, 2011, 84, 062109.


  1. W.L. Lu ,Xiang Li (correspondence author), Z.H. Rong, Global stabilization of complex directed networks with a local pinning algorithm, Automatica, 2010, 46, 116-121.
  2. Y. Yang, Xiang Li(correspondence author), Z.H. Rong, Assortative degree-mixing patterns inhibit behavioral diversity of a scale-free structured population in high mutation situations, EPL, 2010, 89, 18006.
  3. Xiang Li, L. Cao, G. Cao, Epidemic prevalence on random mobile dynamical networks: Individual heterogeneity and correlation, European Physical Journal B, 2010, 75, 319-326.
  4. Z. Dong, Xiang Li (correspondence author), The study of network motifs induced from discrete time series, Acta Physica Sinica, 2010, 59(3), 1600-1608 (in Chinese).
  5. Z. Dong, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Comment on “Network analysis of human heartbeat dynamics”, Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 96, 266101.


  1. Xiang Li, L. Cao, Largest Laplacian eigenvalue predicts the emergence of costly punishment in the evolutionary ultimatum game on networks, Physical Review E, 2009, 80, 066101.
  2. M.J. Shi, Xiang Li (correspondence author), X.F. Wang , The complex software network evolution of Java Development Kits: Topological properties and design principles. International Journal of Systems, Control, and Commucations, 2009, 1(4), 478-491.


  1. L. Cao, Xiang Li (correspondence author), Mixed evolutionary strategies imply coexisting opinions on networks, Physical Review E, 2008, 77, 016108.
  2. Z.Q. Chen, Xiang Li, Z.X. Liu, Z.Z. Yuan, A novel neural-net-based nonlinear adaptive control and application on the cross-direction deviation control of a polymer film spread line, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 2008, 35, 808-813.
  3. Z. Xie, Xiang Li (correspondence author), X.F. Wang, Weighted evolving networks with self-organized communities, Communications in Theoretical Physics, 2008, 50, 261-266.
  4. Xiang Li , The role of degree-weighted couplings in the synchronous onset of Kuramoto oscillator networks, Physica A, 2008, 387, 6624-6630.