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Networks Science and Dynamical Systems

Many systems of interest to a broad range of sciences are highly complex, involving interactions between numerous components. Adding further complexity, these components may themselves be dynamically evolving. Traditionally, studies of such systems have typically been carried out within the context of the particular system or application being considered. In the last two decades, statistical and nonlinear physicists have teamed up with applied mathematicians to pursue a more general approach in which insights are sought that may be broadly used for many applications and in many contexts. This approach focuses on topological properties of the network of connections between the interacting components. Dynamics (the study of time evolution) enters the field of Networks Science in that networks typically connect units that may evolve in time and the network links themselves can themselves change in time. A key question in this setting is how the general topological features of the connection network influence emergent, global, macroscopic behavior in large dynamical systems of this type. 

 

Faculty

Professor, IPST
Office: 3341 AVW
Phone: 301-405-1610
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and IREAP and IPST
Office: CSS 4101
Phone: 301-405-4885
Associate Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and IPST
Office: 3403 ATL
Phone: 301-405-5337
Distinguished University Professor of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science and IPST
Office: ATL 3431
Phone: 301-405-5370
Co-Director, NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research
Professor of Physics and IPST
Associate Dean of Research, CMNS
Office: PSC 1147
Phone: 301-405-0629
Professor of Mathematics and IPST
Office: MATH 2106
Phone: 301-405-5455
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry & IPST
Office: 2216 CHEM
Phone: 301-405-8667
Professor, IPST
Office: AVW 3347
Office: CSS 4211
Lab: ERB 0205
Phone: 301-405-1636
Distinguished University Professor
College Park Professor, IPST
Office: ATL 4211
Phone: 301-405-4878
Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and IPST
Office: CSIC 4141
Phone: 301-405-0648
Director of IPST
Professor of Mathematics and IPST
Office: MATH 3101
Phone: 301-405-4489
Distinguished University Professor
Research Professor, IPST
Office: ATL 4311
Phone: 301-405-4875