Franck Kalala Mutombo


Research interest

  • Complex networks (theory and applications)
  • dynamical systems
  • differential geometry
  • partial differential equations
  • numerical analysis.

Academic appointment

  • Research Assistant (RA) (2 month appointment)
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde-Isochron
    Principal investigator: Prof. Ernesto Estrada


  • 2008-2012: Ph.D. 'Long-Range Interactions in Complex Networks'.
    University of Strathclyde Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Glasgow, UK.
    Supervisor: Professor Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Physics, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2007-2008: Master 'Finite Volume Methods for Diphasic Flow in porous media'. University of Paris XI, Department of Mathematics, Paris, France.
  • 2006-2007: Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Science 'LLM Geometry, Fermion, Gauge Theory/Gravity Correspondence'. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)-University of Stellenbosch, Cap Town South-Africa.
  • 2003-2005: Licence (or honour) 'Rigidity of Geodesic Flows in Riemannian Geometry'. University of Lubumbashi, DRC.
  • 1999-2003: Bachelor 'Numerical methods for first order Linear Differential Equations'. University of Lubumbashi, DRC.

Work experience

  • 2004-2006: Junior Assistant, University of Lubumbashi, DRC.
  • 2010-2012: Non Medical Personal Helper (NMPH) as Study Support Assistant in Mathematics in Disability Service, University of Strathclyde.
    Support includes: Laplace and Fourier Transforms and Linear Systems, Partial
    Differential Equations.
  • 2011: I contributed the subgraph centrality and communicability algorithms for the NETWORKX software ( NetworkX is a Python language software package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.


  1. 2008: Sur la rigidite de flots geodesic en geometrie Riemannienne (on the rigidity of geodesic flows in Riemannian geometry). Annales de la faculté Polytechniques et des sciences, Université de Lubumbashi, 2008, Volume conjoint 2008, N°1, 126-138.
  2. 2010: Epidemics spreading in networks with long-range interactions. University Strathclyde Mathematics and Statistics Department. Research Report, 2010, #26.
  3. 2011: Epidemic spreading in networks with non-random long-range interactions.
    Phys. Rev. E, 2011, 84, 036110.
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