Elliot Martin

I am a PhD student in the Complexity Science Group.

I joined the group in September 2007.

Research interests

Information theory; Functional networks; Community detection; Nonlinear time series analysis; Self-organized criticality; Evolutionary biology; Econophysics

Current projects

  • Looking at correlations in the spatiotemporal time series of geopotential heights across the globe with Jörn Davidsen. We are testing hypthesise regarding how climate networks respond to warming, and analyzing the robustness of previous results.

Past projects

  • Studying features of the BTW sandpile model with Maya Paczuski.  
  • Clustering of gene microarray data with commute time methods
  • Modeling the rate of evolution
  • Looking at the applications of general relativity to biological modeling in collaboration with Julia Pulwicki, Andrew Berdahl, David Hobill, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz


E. Martin, A. Shreim, and M. Paczuski. Activity-dependent branching ratios in stocks, solar x-ray flux, and the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld sandpile model. Phys. Rev. E, 81(1):016109, 2010.

Contact information


Science B, Room 504


Department of Physics and Astronomy,
SB 605, University ofCalgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4


(403) 210 - 7909


eamartin "at" ucalgary.ca