December 12 - 14, 2014

Abstracts of talks

List of participants

List of poster presentations

The workshop will be held in the framework of 2014 Fall Theme Semester on Discrete Networks: Geometry, Dynamics and Applications at the University of Pittsburgh.

A network is a very general concept, encompassing any structure that can be represented as a collection of discrete nodes, some of which are joined by links called edges. An extremely broad variety of systems can be represented as networks; these range from man-made constructs such as power grids, the internet, and rigid structures, to abstract entities such as social interaction and disease contact networks, to biological systems such as neuronal or genetic networks. Mathematical and computational tools being developed to analyze such networks offer great potential for impact, given that the same mathematical framework can be used to represent such a wide diversity of systems.

This three-day workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to quantitative research about networks, pursued with a variety of perspectives and approaches. The event will bring together leading researchers in the field, with backgrounds in areas such as applied mathematics, mathematical biology, statistical physics, and computational methods, along with a diverse pool of graduate students, postdocs, and other scientists who are early in their careers. By doing so, it will highlight cutting edge advances in the analysis of network dynamics and structures, it will foster connections across mathematical areas and disciplines, and it will promote the involvement of junior researchers in the field.

Omer Angel , Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

Igor Belykh , Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Georgia State University

Ginestra Bianconi , School of Mathematics, Queen Mary University of London

Bard Ermentrout , Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Nina Fefferman , Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University

Yannis Kevrekidis , Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University

Dimitri Krioukov , Department of Physics, Northeastern University

Ashok Litwin-Kumar , Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University

Adilson Motter , Department of Physics, Northwestern University

Sayan Mukherjee , Department of Statistical Science, Duke University

Duane Nykamp , School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

Mason Porter , Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Mei Yin , Department of Mathematics, University of Denver

Funding is available for PhD students, postdocs and young
researchers. For funding application, please
fill in the form .
Funding for this Workshop has been kindly provided
by the
Mathematics Research Center at the University of
Pittsburgh and the
National Science Foundation under the grant DMS-1446452.
The organizing committee consists of: Brent Doiron , Bard Ermentrout , Marta Lewicka and Jonathan Rubin. |
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