Robert Savit

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Savit Robert

Professor

 

Office Location(s): 249 West Hall
Phone: 734.764.3426
savit@umich.edu

  • About

    Professor Savit’s current research interests are in the area of nonlinear and adaptive systems. His group examines two types of issues. First, they study the nature of adaptive competition for scarce resources. They examine the deep phase structure that such systems exhibit, and explore the application of their insights to problems in group decision making in business, in social systems, resource allocation problems, and evolutionary systems. Professor Savit also engages in a series of experiments with groups of human subjects that study the problem of resource allocation, competition and emergent coordination.

    Second, his research group considers data analysis problems of nonlinear systems. Using new techniques developed in the context of dynamical systems, Professor Savit’s group studies a number of intrinsically nonlinear systems. Among these are both mechanical and biological systems. In particular, he is working on the problem of understanding and predicting epileptic seizures.

  • Education
    • University of Chicago B.A. 1969
    • Stanford University M.S. 1970
    • Standford University Ph.D. 1973
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Theoretical Physics and Complex Systems
    • Research Focus: adaptivity and evolution in social and biological systems, nonlinear systems, nonlinear data analysis, dynamics of epilepsy
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