Archived Events

Winter 2012

Date and Time
Speaker and Topic
Seminar Location
Tuesday,
Jan. 10
12:00-1:30
  411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Jan. 17
12:00-1:30
Dragan Huterer
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Michigan
Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe
Special talk on Physics Nobel Prize awarded to Adam Riess, Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Jan. 24
12:00-1:30
Bill Rand
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Smith School of Business
Authority, Trust and Influence: The Complex Network of Social Media
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Jan. 31
12:00-1:30
NO SEMINAR 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 7
12:00-1:30
Marcus Feldman
Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Learning and Cognition in Producers and Scroungers
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 14
12:00-1:30
NO SEMINAR 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 21
12:00-1:30
Erik Goodman
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University
Evolution in Action: Exploring Evolutionary Dynamics in both Biological and Computational Domanins
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 6
12:00-1:30
Tim Lewis
Associate Professor
University of California-Davis, Dept. of Mathematics
Phase-Constancy in Chains of Half-Center Oscillators: The Neural Mechanisms Underlying Coordinated Locomotion
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 13
12:00-1:30
Russell Golman
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Curiosity, Information Gaps, and the Utility of Knowledge
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 20
12:00-1:30
Siddharth Suri
Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research, New York
Cooperation in Static and Dynamic Networks
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 27
12:00-1:30
Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
Director of the Center for Social Complexity
George Mason University
What would the first comprehensive textbook in Computational Social Science look like? A special exclusive preview for CSCS Michigan students"
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Apr. 3
12:00-1:30
Tim McKay
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics
University of Michigan
What can we learn from 48,579 physics students: Learning Analytics at Michigan
411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Apr. 10
12:00-1:30
Jane Wang
Cornell University
411 West Hall

Fall 2011

Date and Time
Speaker and Topic
Seminar Location
Tuesday,
Sept. 13
12:00-1:30
Cesar Hidalgo, Asst. Professor, MIT Media Laboratory
Economic Complexity: The Driver of Economic Growth
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Sept. 20,
12:00-1:30
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Sandia National Laboratories
HOT or NOT? Decentralized Strategic Optimization in Complex Systems
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Sept. 27
12:00-1:30
Baruch Meerson, Professor of Physics, Hebrew University
Extinction of established populations: A physicist's view
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 4
12:00-1:30
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Open source software as a complex network
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 11
12:00-1:30
Sinan Aral
Assistant Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Content and Causality in Influence Networks
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 25
2:30-4:00
Taehun Lee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
City College of New York
High-order Method for Mesoscale Simulation of Liquid Drop Coalescence and Impact
335 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 8
12:00-1:30
Marcel Filoche
Director of Research, CNRS
The complex geometry of the lung airway system: an optimal but fragile system?
Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 15
12:00-1:30
Forrest Stonedahl
Professor, Centre College
Query-Based Model Exploration: Parameters and Paradigms
Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall
Monday,
Nov. 21
12:00-1:30
Atzumi Ohara
Professor, Fukui University
Information geometry of nonextensive statistical mechanics with Tsallis entropy (q-exponential family)
Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 29
12:00-1:30
Tom Witten
Dept. of Physics, University of Chicago
Orienting colloidal objects by programmed sedimentation
Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Dec. 6
12:00-1:30
CANCELLED

Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall
Tuesday,
Dec. 13
12:00-1:30
No Seminar Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall

Winter 2011

Date and Time
Speaker and Topic
Seminar Location
Tuesday,
Jan. 11
12:00-1:30
  340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Jan. 18
12:00-1:30
  340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Jan. 25
12:00-1:30
Chris Adami, Keck Graduate Institute
Evolution of Cooperation from Reliable Communication
http://www.kgi.edu/x656.xml
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 1
12:00-1:30
  340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 8
12:00-1:30
Katia Koelle, Duke University
Rooting disease ecology in genetic data using viral phylogenies
http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Biology/katia.koelle
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 15
12:00-1:30
  340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Feb. 22
12:00-1:30
Michael Gordon, UM Ross Business School 340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 8
12:00-1:30
Matthew Salganik, Princeton University
Title TBA
http://www.princeton.edu/~mjs3/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 15
12:00-1:30
Brian Arbic, University of Michigan
"On Two-dimensional Turbulence and Oceanic Mesoscale Eddies"
Link
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 22
12:00-1:30
Robert M. Ziff, University of Michigan
"Explosive Percolation"
http://che.engin.umich.edu/people/ziff.html
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Mar. 29
12:00-1:30
Seminar Canceled 340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Apr. 5
12:00-1:30
Seminar Canceled 340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Apr. 12
12:00-1:30
Seminar Canceled 340 West Hall

Fall 2010

Date and Time
Speaker and Topic
Seminar Location
Tuesday,
Sept. 14
12:00-1:30
David Rand, Harvard University
Reward, Punishment and the Evolution of Cooperation
Abstract

http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~drand/
5670 Haven Hall
Tuesday,
Sept. 21
12:00-1:30
Evelyn Sander, George Mason University
Connecting Period Doubling Cascades to Chaos
Abstract
http://math.gmu.edu/~sander/EvelynSite/Home.html
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Sept. 28
12:00-1:30
Dan Lathrop, University of Maryland
Quantum Turbulence
Abstract
http://complex.umd.edu/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 5
12:00-1:30
L. Mahadevan, Harvard University
On Growth and Form: Geometry, Physics and Biology
Abstract
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/softmat/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 12
12:00-1:30
Dan McShea, Duke University
Biology’s First Law
Abstract
http://www.biology.duke.edu/mcshealab/
340 West Hall
SPECIAL TIME

Monday,
Oct. 25
2:30-4:00
SPECIAL SEMINAR

Joel Miller, Harvard University
Edge compartmental infectious disease models
Abstract
SPECIAL ROOM


335 West Hall
Tuesday,
Oct. 26
12:00-1:30
Eric Smith, Santa Fe Institute
Opportunities in Quantitative Historical Linguistics and Lexical Semantics
Abstract
http://www.santafe.edu/about/people/profile/D.%20Eric%20Smith
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 2
12:00-1:30
Damon Centola, MIT
The Spread of Health Behaviors in Social Networks
Abstract
http://dcentola.scripts.mit.edu/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 9
12:00-1:30
Keith Julien, University of Colorado/Boulder
Reduced Models for Astrophysical Accretion Disks
Abstract
http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/julien/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Nov. 16
12:00-1:30
Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
Fragility, Scaling and Control of the Rates of Rare Events
Abstract
http://www.pa.msu.edu/~dykman/
340 West Hall
Tuesday,
Dec. 7
12:00-1:30
Cosma Shalizi
Homophily, Contagion and Confounding: Pick Any Three
Abstract
http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/
340 West Hall

Winter 2010 Seminar Series, Previous Workshops and Conferences

Date and Time
Speaker and Topic
Seminar Location
Monday,
January 11, 2010
12:00
“A Hydrodynamic Model of the Cellular Actin Cortex” Guillaume Salbreaux, Dept. of Physics, University of Michigan 335 West Hall
Monday,
February 1, 2010
12:00
"Oh Brother, Where art Thy Waves? Spatial Dynamics of Childhood Diseases"
Andrew Conlon, Dept. of Zoology, University of Cambridge
335 West Hall
Monday,
February 15, 2010
12:00
Pej Rohani, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan 335 West Hall
Monday,
February 22, 2010
12:00
Aaron King, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan 335 West Hall
Monday,
March 8, 2010
12:00
Ume Abbas, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 335 West Hall
Monday,
March 15, 2010
12:00

Scott Page, Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems
335 West Hall
Monday,
March 22, 2010
12:00
Ila Fiete, Center for Learning & Memory, University of Texas at Austin 335 West Hall
Monday,
March 29, 2010
12:00
Jun Zhang, Physics and Courant Institute, New York University 335 West Hall
Monday,
April 5, 2010
12:00
"Modeling Spatial Organization in Bacteria"
Jeroen Van Zon, Physics & Biology, MIT
335 West Hall
Monday,
April 12, 2010
12:00

Thomas Otis, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology, Brain Research Institute, UCLA
335 West Hall
Monday,
April 19, 2010
12:00
John Drake, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
335 West Hall

Seminar Abstracts - 2012

Seminar Abstracts - 2011

Seminar Abstracts - 2010