Past Internal Seminars
Academic year 2014/2015
December 15th - Ghislain St-Yves - Filament turbulence
December 1st - David Reiss - Functional clusters in neuronal cultures
November 24th - Samira Maghsoudi - Statistical seismology and magnitude of completeness
November 17th - Elliot Martin - Causality and complex networks
October 27th - Nils Fischer - Inferring causal connections in the Ising model
Academic year 2013/2014
Spring/Summer semester 2013
August 21st - Adarsh Prasad - Symbolic transfer entropy and financial time series
Winter semester 2012
March 20th - Peter Grassberger - From fads to pinned rough interfaces: the many faces of cooperative contagion Part II
March 6th - Peter Grassberger - From fads to pinned rough interfaces: the many faces of cooperative contagion Part I
February 28th - Jörn Davidsen - Progress in earthquake research
February 21th - Golnoosh Bizhani - Hamiltonian Random Graphs (.pdf)
February 14th - Fernando Girotto - Functional Clustering of Neurons (abstract)
February 7th - Ghislain St. Yves - Instability driven defect turbulence
January 31th - Aicko Yves Schumann - Theory of Recurrence Networks & Journal Club on Identification of dynamical transitions in marine palaeoclimate records by recurrence network analysis by Donges et al.
January 24th - Maksim Kitsak - "Hyperbolic Geometry of Complex Networks" ATTENTION: Talk starts at 4pm in SB501
January 17th - Peter Grassberger and Hon Wai Lau - TBA
January 10th - Seung Woo Song - "Simulations of Interdependent Networks"
Fall semester 2011
October 28th - Claire Christensen - Journal Club: "Edit Wars in Wikipedia" by Robert Sumi
October 20th - Maya Paczuski - Journal Club: Are randomly grown graphs really random? by Duncan S. Callaway; PRE 64, 041902 (2001)
October 13th - Julian Kranz talks about his summer project on extreme value statistics applied to physiological data
October 6th - Patrick Wohlfahrt will present his summer project's result on studying cross-correlations in EEG data
September 29th - Antje Brueckner will present her summer project on a portable EEG recording device
September 22th - Aicko Yves Schumann - "Inferring Dependence in Functional Networks from Studying Time Series"
September 15th - Ghislain St. Yves and Chad Gu will host a journal club and discuss "Spectral properties of chimera states"
Spring/Summer semester 2011
August 24th - Brittany Welsh will present the results of her summer project and talk about "Periodically Forced Spiral Waves in Surface Catalysis"
July 20th - Seung-Woo Song will talk about a "Mean-field solution to percolation on interdependent networks"
July 13th - Peter Grassberger "Local to global crossover in interdependent networks"
July 6th - Fernando Girotto will host a Journal club on "Symbiotic relationship between brain structure and dynamics"
June 27th - Claire Christensen and Golnoosh Bizhani "Interesting Topics at NetSci 2011 in Budapest Part II"
June 20th - Claire Christensen and Golnoosh Bizhani "Interesting Topics at NetSci 2011 in Budapest Part I"
June 6th - Joshua Slater will talk about his results on the application of Benford's law to earthquake and sleep data
June 1st - Orion Penner "Worm Dynamics"
Winter semester 2011
May 30th - Peter Grassberger
May 9th / May 16th - Maya Paczuski
May 2nd - Michael Colicos (Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, UofC) "title tba"
April 28th - Filippo Radicchi "Defining and identifying significant communities in networks"
April 25th - Jörn Davidsen "Are earthquake magnitudes correlated?" (Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 108502 (2011))
April 18th - Mark Naylor (University of Edinburgh) "Exploring the limits of earthquake forecasting, Part II"
April 11th - Mark Naylor (University of Edinburgh) "Exploring the limits of earthquake forecasting"
April 4th - Maya Paczuski Journal Club: "Emergence and Decline of Scientific Paradigms"
March 28th - Maya Paczuski Journal Club: "Time Walkers and Spatial Dynamics of Aging Information"
March 21st - Golnoosh Bizhani Journal Club: "Dynamical Opinion Model and Invasion Percolation"
March 14th - Adam Pidlisecky "Data Analysis Problems in Current Topics of Geoscience"
March 7th - Chad Gu "Statistics of aftershock sequences"
February 28th - Elliot Martin Journal Club: "Nonparametric Sparsification of Complex Multiscale Networks"
February 14th - Elliot Martin "Climate Correlation Networks"
February 7th - Joshua Slater "Benford's Law and Applications"
January 31st - Ghislain St. Yves "Loop Statistics in a Random Walker Model of Topological Defects"
January 24th - Journal Club: "Catastrophic cascade of failures in interdependent networks" hosted by Golnoosh Bizhani & Orion Penner(papers: Buldyrev et al Nature 2010, Parshani et al arXiv 2010)
Fall semester 2010
December 6 - Fernando Girotto - Coupling between time series (discussion of paper by Gomez-Herrero et al. (2010))
November 22 - Claire Christensen - tba
November 15 - Aicko Schumann - Extreme events in correlated Levy processes.
November 8 - Orion Penner - tba
November 1 - Chad Gu - Universality of Zipf's law (discussion of Phys. Rev. E 82, 011102 (2010)).
October 25 - Ghislain St-Yves - Spiral Chimeras (discussion of papers by Strogatz and Kuramoto)
October 18 - David Foster - An ensemble approach to the interrelationship between clustering and assortativity
October 4 - David Foster - Sampling bias in the collection of large directed networks
September 27 - Peter Grassberger - Impromptu lecture on percolation
Winter semester 2010
August 18 - Bryce Sager-Snelgrove - Spatiotemporal chaos of self-replicating spots in reaction-diffusion systems (Part II)
August 18 - Holly Dale - Complexity in seismic time series
August 11 - Thomas Scheigler - Extreme events in chaotic systems
August 4 - Orion Penner - Discussion of the Loser's Curse.
July 28 - Fernando Girotto - Functional networks in nerve tissue
June 9 - Seung-woo Son - Strongly connected component structure of directed networks
June 2 - Nicholas Moloney - The Naming Game and First Passage Times
May 26 - Bryce Sager-Snelgrove - Spatiotemporal chaos of self-replicating spots in reaction-diffusion systems
May 5 - Peter Grassberger - Applications of Mutual Information: From Independent Component Analysis to Sequential Alignment
April 7 - David Foster/Maya Paczuski - Innovation and Innovation Societies
March 31 - Tiago Peixoto -Reliable Dynamics in Boolean Netwok
March 24 - David Foster - Line Graphs and Community Detection; discussing two papers by Evans and Lambiotte (1) and (2)
March 19 - Jacob Foster - Social Network Discussion (Kleinberg and Ligett (2010) and Schifanella and Menczer (2010))
March 17 - Elliot Martin - Random-walk computation of similarities between nodes of a graph
March 10 - Golnoosh Bizhani - Small-World to Fractal Transition in Complex Networks: A Renomalization Group Approach
February 24 - Aicko Yves Schumann - Cross-Modulated Amplitudes an Frequencies in the Human EEG
February 10 - Jacob Foster - A Network Analysis Smorgasbord Part 2
Febrary 3 - Seung-Woo Son - Link Rank: Finding communtiies in Directed Networks
January 27 - Jacob Foster: A Network Analysis Smorgasbord Part 1
Winter semester 2009
5 March 2009, Ghislain St-Yves, "Defect mediated turbulence and the quasiperiodic route to chaos".
Fall semester 2008
25 November 2008, Nicholas Moloney, "A number-theoretic SOC model", PRL 101, 158702 (2008)
18 November, 2008. Jacob Foster, "Unification in the Behavioral Sciences".
4 November, 2008. Elliot Martin, "How Growth and Stress Decide Geometry".
30 September, 2008. Ghislain St-Yves, "Is the Bohmian Interpretation Operational?".
7 October, 2008. Golnoosh Bizhani, "Anisotropic Elastic Models or Short DNA Planar Loops".
Winter semester 2008
January 21, 2008. Andrew Berdahl, Amer Shreim and Vishal Sood: "Avalanches, Transients and Attractors in RBNs".
Fall semester 2007
27 September 2007. Orion Penner: "Twinness in Protein Interaction Networks"
20 September 2007. Maya Paczuski: "A Physicist Looks at Life"
31 August 2007. Vishal Sood: "Somite segmentation and Ultradian Oscillations"