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  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.

  3. Xiang Li, From Complexity to Order: Theoretic Progress in Neural Network-based Intelligent Control 从复杂到有序——神经网络智能控制理论新进展, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai, 2006, 160 pages, ISBN: 7-313-04324-4 (in Chinese).  [Cover1][Cover2]

  4. X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, G. Chen, Complex Networks: Theories and Applications 复杂网络理论及其应用, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2006, 260 pages, ISBN: 7-302-12505-8 (in Chinese). [Cover1][Cover2]


  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).

  2. X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, Automatic Control Systems, The 8th version (Translation Version in Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2004, 562 pages. ISBN: 7-04-014561-8.

Handbook Chapters

  1. Xiang Li, P. Yao, Y.J. Pan, Towards structural controllability of temporal complex networks, in Complex Systems and Networks: Dynamics, Controls, and Applications, Springer-Verlag, 2015, 341-371.

  2. 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, 2015, Chapter 4, 99-122. ISBN: 9-7814-6659-4944.

  3. 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. 

  4. Xiang Li, X.F. Wang, H.S. Su, Control of Networks, in Complex Networks 复杂网络, L. Guo et al. (Eds.), Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House, 2006, 96-115, ISBN: 7-5428-4297-8. (in Chinese).

  5. G. Chen, Z.P. Fan, Xiang Li, Modeling the complex Internet topology, in Complex Dynamics in Communication Networks, G. Vattay, L. Kocarev (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2005, 213-235. ISBN: 3-540-24305-4.

  6. Z.Q. Chen, Z.Z. Yuan, Xiang Li, Study on nonlinear system predictive control based on neural networks, in System Sciences and Engineering, G.Z. Xu (Eds.), Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House, Shanghai, 2000, 506-512. ISBN: 7-5428-2430-9. (in Chinese)

Invited Surveys & Features

  1. L. Wang, Xiang Li*, Spatial epidemiology of networked metapopulation: an overview, Chineses Science Bulletin, 2014, 59(28), 3511-3522. 

  2. Xiang Li*, 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*, 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).

  5. J.Q. Fang, X.F. Wang, Z.G. Zheng, Q. Bi, Z.R. Di, Xiang Li, New interdisciplinary science: Network science (I), Progress in Physics, 2007, 27(3), 239-343 (in Chinese). 

  6. J.Q. Fang, X.F. Wang, Z.G. Zheng, Xiang Li, Z.R. Di, Q. Bi, New interdisciplinary science: Network science (II), Progress in Physics, 2007, 27(4), 365-448 (in Chinese). 

  7. Xiang Li, Sync in complex dynamical networks: stability, evolution, control, and application, International Journal of Computational Cognition, 2005, 3(4), 16-26.

Selected Journal Publications  


  1. J.B. Wang, L. Wang, Xiang Li*, Identifying spatial invasion of pandemics on metapopulation networks via anatomizing arrival history, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, in press,(Regular Paper)

  2. Y.Q. Zhang, J. Cui, S.M. Zhang, Q. Zhang, Xiang Li*, Modelling temporal networks of human face-to-face contacts with public activity and individual reachability, European Physical Journal B, in press, (Special issue of temporal networks).



  1. Xiang Li*, P. 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)

  2. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li*, 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)

  3. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li*, D. Liang, J. Cui, Charactering bursts of aggregate pairs with individual Poissonian activity and preferential mobility, IEEE Communication Letters, 2015, 19(7), 1225-1228.

  4. J.Y. Zhan, Xiang Li*, 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)

  5. C.B. Tang, A. Li, Xiang Li*, When reputation enforces evolutionary cooperation in unreliable MANETs, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2015,  45(10), 2190-2201. (Regular Paper)


  1. Y.J. Pan, Xiang Li*, 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*,  Evolutionary origin of asymptotically stable consensus, Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 4590.

  3. C.B. Tang, Z. Wang, Xiang Li*, Moderate intra-group bias maximizes cooperation on interdependent networks, PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(2), e88412.

  4. Y.Q. Zhang, Xiang Li*, When susceptible-infectious-susceptible contagion meets time-varying networks with identical infectivity, EPL, 2014, 108, 28006.


  1. J.Y. Zhan, Xiang Li*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, Temporal dynamics and impact of event interactions of cyber-social populations, CHAOS, 2013, 23, 013131.

  7. L. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Wang, Xiang Li*, 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*, 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*, Towards a temporal network analysis of interactive WiFi users, EPL, 2012, 98, 68002.

  3. L. Wang, Y. Zhang, T.Y. Huang, Xiang Li*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, Perceptron implementation of triple-valued logic operations, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, 2011, 58(9), 590-594.

  4. Xiang Li*, 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*, Z.H. Rong, Global stabilization of complex directed networks with a local pinning algorithm, Automatica, 2010, 46, 116-121. 

  2. Y. Yang, Xiang Li*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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*, 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.


  1. D. Xu, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, An Investigation on local area control of virus spreading in complex networks, Acta Physica Sinica, 2007, 56(3),1313-1317. 

  2. Xiang Li*, Xiaofan Wang , On the stability of epidemic spreading in small-world networks: how prompt the recovery should be?, International Journal of Systems Science, 2007, 38(5), 400-407

  3. W.P. Guo, Xiang Li*, X.F.Wang , Epidemics and immunization on Euclidean distance preferred small-world networks, Physica A, 2007, 380, 684-690.

  4. Z. Xie, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang , A new community based evolving network model, Physica A, 2007, 384(2), 725-732.

  5. Z.H Rong, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang , Roles of mixing patterns to cooperation on scale-free networked game, Physical Review E, 2007, 76, 027101.

  6. Z.H Rong, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, Overpayments of small-world networks, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete, and Impulsive Systems-B, 2007, 14(S6), 154-159.


  1. Xiang Li, Uniform synchronous criticality of diversely random complex networks, Physica A, 2006, 360, 629-636.

  2. Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, Controlling the spreading in small-world evolving networks: Stability, oscillation, and topology, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2006, 51(3), 534-540.

  3. X.B. Lu, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, Synchronization in triangled complex networks, Communications in Theoretical Physics, 2006, 45(5), 955-960. 

  4. Z.F. Pan, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, Generalized local-world models for weighted networks, Physical Review E, 2006, 73, 056109.

  5. X.B. Lu, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, J.Q. Fang, Synchronization in weighted complex networks: heterogeneity and synchronizability, Physica A, 2006, 370, 381-389.

  6. W. Yang, L. Cao, X.F. Wang, Xiang Li, Consensus in a heterogeneous influence network, Physical Review E, 2006, 74, 037101.

  7. Xiang Li, Phase synchronization in complex networks with decayed long-range interactions, Physica D, 2006, 223, 242-247.

  8. Xiang Li, G. Chen, Models, dynamics, and control of spreading in complex networks: A survey, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete, and Impulsive Systems-B, 2006, 13(c), 109-116.  

  9. L.H. Shang, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, Cooperative dynamics of snowdrift game on spatial distance-dependent small-world networks, European Physical Journal B,  2006, 54, 369-373.


  1. Xiang Li, G. Chen, Transition from regularity to Li-Yorke chaos in coupled Logistic networks, Physics Letters A, 2005, 338(6), 472-478.

  2. J. Fan, Xiang Li*, X.F. Wang, On synchronous preference of complex dynamical networks, Physica A, 2005, 355, 657-666. 


  1. Xiang Li, X.F. Wang, G. Chen, Pinning a complex dynamical network to its equilibrium, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I:Regular Papers, 2004, 51(10), 2074-2087. (2005 IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award) [Certificate]

  2. Xiang Li, G. Chen, C.G. Li, Stability and bifurcation of disease spreading in complex networks, International Journal of Systems Science, 2004, 35(9), 527-536.  

  3. Xiang Li, Y.Y. Jin, G. Chen, On the topology of the world exchange arrangements web, Physica A, 2004, 343, 573-582.

  4. Xiang Li, G. Chen, K.T. Ko, Transition to chaos in complex dynamical networks, Physica A, 2004, 338(3/4), 367-378.


  1. Xiang Li, G. Chen, Synchronization and desynchronization of complex dynamical networks: An engineering viewpoint, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, 2003, 50(11), 1381-1390.

  2. Xiang Li, G. Chen, A local-world evolving network model, Physica A, 2003, 328(1-2): 274-286.

  3. Xiang Li, Y.Y. Jin, G. Chen, Complexity and synchronization of the World Trade Web, Physica A, 2003, 328(1-2): 287-296.


  1. Xiang Li, G. Chen, Z.Q. Chen, Z.Z. Yuan, Chaotifying linear Elman Networks, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 2002, 13(5), 1193-1199.  

  2. Xiang Li, Z.Q. Chen, Z.Z. Yuan, Simple recurrent neural networks-based adaptive predictive control for nonlinear systems, Asian Journal of Control, 2002, 4(2), 231-239.


  1. Xiang Li, Z.Q. Chen, Z.Z. Yuan, G. Chen, Generating Chaos by an Elman Network, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, 2001, 48(9), 1126-1131.

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