Orion Penner

Contact information

Office Location: Science B, Room 508.

Mailing address:

Department of Physics and Astronomy,

SB 605, University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, AB

T2N 1N4

Phone: 1-(403) 210-7909

e-mail: orion.penner"at"gmail.com

About me

I have been a Ph.D. student in the Complexity Science Group since January 2007.

I am an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholar (NSERC CGS D3) and an iCORE Graduate Scholar.

My research interests include statistical physics, information theory, complex networks, and modeling of biological systems and data.


Grassberger, P., Penner, O. Multivariate Mutual Informations and Markovian Systems. Under review at IEEE Trans. Info. Theory.

Petersen, A.M., Penner, O., Stanley, H.E. Detrending career statistics in professional baseball: Accounting for the steroids era and beyond. Under review at EJPB. arXiv:1003.0134

Penner, O., Grassberger, P., Paczuski, M. (2010) Sequence alignment, mutual information, and dissimilarity measures for constructing phylogenies. PLoS ONE. In press. arXiv:1008.3358

Penner, O., Sood, V., Musso, G., Baskerville, K., Grassberger, P., Paczuski, M. (2008) Node similarity within subgraphs of protein interaction networks. Physica A. 387(14):3801-3810. arXiv:0707.2076

Vail, J.M., Schindel, D., Yang, A., Penner, O., Pandey, R., Jiang, H., Blanco, M.A., Costales, A., Qiu, Q.C., Xu, Y., (2004) Effect of dielectric polarization on the properties of charged point defects in insulating crystals: the nitrogen vacancy in AlN. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 16:3371-3378