• The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 56 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Responsible for the research program “Navigating tipping points in complex dynamical systems”. This project expects to generate innovative techniques from complex systems theory and dynamical systems theory to identify tipping points and apply these techniques to understand real world systems. Working with clinicians and practicing engineers the project aims to contribute to the development of new treatment regimes for dynamical diseases and develop improved management strategies for resource-focused engineering industries. This should provide significant benefit to many areas including the personalized treatment of disease.

Education/Academic qualification

Sport Science, PhD, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG

… → 19 Dec 2014

Physics, MsC, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG

… → 7 May 1999

Physics, Bachelor

… → 20 Dec 1996


  • Complex systems
  • Data analysis
  • Complex networks
  • Non-linear time series analysis and modelling
  • Biological applications (e.g. disease transmission, neurodynamics, systems biology)
  • Biomedical engineering

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Singular Spectrum Analysis Mathematics
Phase Synchronization Mathematics
Observability Engineering & Materials Science
spectrum analysis Physics & Astronomy
synchronism Physics & Astronomy
Synchronization Engineering & Materials Science
Spectrum analysis Engineering & Materials Science
ventilators Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1999 2019

  • 56 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 1 Patent

Effects of Self-Controlled Knowledge of Results on Learning a Taekwondo Serial Skill

Januário, M. S., Figueiredo, L. S., Portes, L. L. & Benda, R. N., 18 Aug 2019, In : Perceptual and Motor Skills. 126, 6, p. 1178-1194 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills

Faint phase synchronization detection through structured orthomax rotations in singular spectrum analysis

Portes, L. L. & Small, M., 29 Oct 2019, In : Physical Review E. 100, 4, 9 p., 042218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Singular Spectrum Analysis
Phase Synchronization
spectrum analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of mixed measurements in detecting phase synchronization in networks using multivariate singular spectrum analysis

Portes, L. L. & Aguirre, L. A., May 2019, In : Nonlinear Dynamics. 96, 3, p. 2197-2209

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Singular Spectrum Analysis
Phase Synchronization
Spectrum analysis

The reliability of recurrence network analysis is influenced by the observability properties of the recorded time series

Portes, L. L., Montanari, A. N., Correa, D. C., Small, M. & Aguirre, L. A., 1 Aug 2019, In : Chaos. 29, 8, 083101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
network analysis
Network Analysis
Electric network analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Recurrence plots for the assessment of patient-ventilator interactions quality during invasive mechanical ventilation

Carvalho, N. C., Portes, L. L., Beda, A., Tallarico, L. M. S. & Aguirre, L. A., 1 Aug 2018, In : Chaos. 28, 8, 085707.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recurrence Plot
Recurrence Quantification Analysis


1994 Junior Researcher Award in Exact Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering

Leonardo Portes dos Santos (Recipient) & Américo Tristão Bernardes (Recipient), 7 Oct 1994

Prize: Honorary award

Earth science
exact science

6th International Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity, NSC-2016

Leonardo Portes dos Santos (Recipient) & Luis Antonio Aguirre (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Honorary award