Montanari's main research focus is to understand the collective behavior of large assemblies of elementary components, each one interacting with a few neighbors. This is a central problem in many disciplines, from probability, to statistical mechanics and system biology, and is increasingly becoming important in engineering (e.g. in modern coding systems). His objective is to obtain a precise quantitative description in regimes in which the elementary components cannot regarded as `roughly' independent.
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