7:00-17:00 - Registration - Scarlet Oak Lounge

8:30 - 17:00 - NetSci School

Monday May 27th, 2019

8:30-10:00 - Peter S. Dodds

**Peter S. Dodds**, Director of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, Professor, UVM Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Peter's research focuses on system-level, big data problems in many areas including language and stories, sociotechnical systems, Earth sciences, biology, and ecology. Peter has created (and constantly evolves) a series of complex systems courses starting with Principles of Complex Systems. He co-runs the Computational Story Lab with Chris Danforth.

10:00-10:30 - Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15 - Peter S. Dodds

**Peter S. Dodds**, Director of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, Professor, UVM Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Peter's research focuses on system-level, big data problems in many areas including language and stories, sociotechnical systems, Earth sciences, biology, and ecology. Peter has created (and constantly evolves) a series of complex systems courses starting with Principles of Complex Systems. He co-runs the Computational Story Lab with Chris Danforth.

12:15 - 13:30 - Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 - Puck Rombach

**Puck Rombach**

**-**Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Statistics, Vermont Complex Systems Center

My work bridges gaps between the pure and applied sides of graph/network theory. I have recently worked on problems related to

-Graph coloring

-Random graphs

-Algorithms and complexity

-Graph representations of matroids

-Crime network modeling

-Core-periphery/centrality detection in networks.

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 - Daniel Larremore

**Daniel Larremore**

**-**Asst. Professor, Univ. Colorado Boulder, BioFrontiers Institute & Dept. of Computer Science

My research focuses on developing methods of networks, dynamical systems, and statistical inference, to solve problems in social and biological systems. I try to keep a tight loop between data and theory, and learn a lot from confronting models and algorithms with real problems.

I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, advised by Juan G. Restrepo, after which I spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health studying the genetic epidemiology of malaria in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. I then joined the Santa Fe Institute as an Omidyar Fellow until 2017, when I joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute.

Networks and theory - The processes that generate complex networks leave hints about themselves in the patterns of edges, and the relationships between those patterns and vertex metadata. I work on mathematical descriptions of graph ensembles, inference of community structures, vertex ordering or ranking, and using metadata to better understand network formation.

Malaria's antigenic variation and evolution - The var genes of the malaria parasite P. falciparum evolve according to complicated and unknown rules, with selective pressures at multiple scales both within hosts and between hosts. I use tools from applied math and statistical physics to understand the structural and evolutionary constraints on var gene evolution, and its their relationships with parasite virulence, population structure, and epidemiology.

Academic labor market dynamics - PhDs become faculty each year, but the influences of prestige, advisor, gender, publication record, among other factors, on actual hiring outcomes are not well known, even within individual fields. I investigate inequalities and dynamics of the academic labor market through large-scale data collection and generative models.

Tuesday May 28th, 2019

8:30-10:00 - Sidney Redner

**Sidney Redner**

**-**Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Sid Redner received an A.B. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1977. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Toronto, Sid joined the physics faculty at Boston University in 1978. During his 36 years at BU, he served as Acting Chair during two separate terms and also served as Departmental Chair. Sid has been a Visiting Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research in the mid 80's, the Ulam Scholar at LANL in 2004, and a sabbatical visitor at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse France and at Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris.

Sid's research interests lie broadly in non-equilibrium statistical physics and its applications to a variety of phenomena. In recent years, he has worked extensively on the structure of complex networks, where he has developed new models and new methods to elucidate network structures. He has also devoted considerable effort to formulate and solve physics-based models of social dynamics. He continues to investigate problems of phase-ordering kinetics and has advanced our understanding of zero-temperature coarsening in Ising and Potts models. Sid has an enduring interest in diffusion processes and their applications in the natural world and in stochastic transport processes in disordered porous media. As part of this latter line of research, he investigates fundamental aspects of first-passage processes.

Sid has published more than 250 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, as well as two books: the monograph A Guide to First-Passage Processes (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001) and the graduate text, jointly with P. L. Krapivsky and E. Ben-Naim, A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010). He also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Informetrics, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistical Physics, and a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters.

10:00-10:30 - Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15 - Sidney Redner

**Sidney Redner**

**-**Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Sid Redner received an A.B. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1977. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Toronto, Sid joined the physics faculty at Boston University in 1978. During his 36 years at BU, he served as Acting Chair during two separate terms and also served as Departmental Chair. Sid has been a Visiting Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research in the mid 80's, the Ulam Scholar at LANL in 2004, and a sabbatical visitor at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse France and at Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris.

Sid's research interests lie broadly in non-equilibrium statistical physics and its applications to a variety of phenomena. In recent years, he has worked extensively on the structure of complex networks, where he has developed new models and new methods to elucidate network structures. He has also devoted considerable effort to formulate and solve physics-based models of social dynamics. He continues to investigate problems of phase-ordering kinetics and has advanced our understanding of zero-temperature coarsening in Ising and Potts models. Sid has an enduring interest in diffusion processes and their applications in the natural world and in stochastic transport processes in disordered porous media. As part of this latter line of research, he investigates fundamental aspects of first-passage processes.

Sid has published more than 250 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, as well as two books: the monograph A Guide to First-Passage Processes (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001) and the graduate text, jointly with P. L. Krapivsky and E. Ben-Naim, A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010). He also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Informetrics, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistical Physics, and a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters.

12:15 - 13:30 - Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 - Emma Towlson

**Emma Towlson**

**-**Researcher in the Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR)

I am a researcher in the Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), with interests in the emerging field of Network Neuroscience. I have a Masters in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick (2011), and received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (2015). My expertise lies in investigating the topology and organisational principles of various kinds of brain networks, from C. elegans to mouse to human. I am currently working on applying and adapting techniques from network control theory to probe neuronal or near-neuronal level wiring diagrams from smaller organisms. I co-instruct Phys 5116: Complex Networks alongside Prof. Albert-László Barabási, and am invested in bringing Network Science approaches to broader audiences and educational settings.

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 - Vittoria Colizza

**Vittoria Colizza**

**- Research Director, INSERM & Sorbonne Universite**

Vittoria Colizza completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, in 2001 and received her PhD in Statistical and Biological Physics at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy, in 2004. She then spent 3 years at the Indiana University School of Informatics in Bloomington, IN, USA, first as a post-doc and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 2007 she joined the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, where she started a new lab after being awarded a Starting Independent Career Grant in Life Sciences by the European Research Council Ideas Program (more info on the EpiFor project webpage). In 2011 Vittoria joined the Inserm (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) in Paris where she now leads the EPIcx lab working on the characterization and modeling of the spread of emerging infectious diseases, by integrating methods of complex systems with statistical physics approaches, computational sciences, geographic information systems, and mathematical epidemiology. In 2017 she obtained the French academic degree HDR (Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches), and was promoted Director of Research at Inserm.

8:30 17:30 - Satellite Sessions

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break - Livak Fireplace Lounge

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break (on your own)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break - Livak Fireplace Lounge

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