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Network seminar: New emergent behavior in generalized networks

Thu 12 Sep 17:00 PM - 18:00 PM @ Room 5.11, 8bis rue Charles V, 75004 Paris

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Network seminar: New emergent behavior in generalized networks

For the first Network Seminar this year, we are happy to welcome Federico Battiston, network scientist from Hungary (CEU).

New emergent behavior in generalized networks

Abstract: Networks constitute the backbone of many complex systems, on top of which collective behavior can emerge: from epileptic seizures in the human brain to the viral spread of rumours in a social network. When are simple network representations not enough? In this talk I introduce the topic of generalized networks, richer architectures which allow to consider the temporal and multiplex dimensions of relationships, and to go beyond simple pairwise interactions. Building on my contributions to the field, I focus on how to measure multiplexity in real-world systems from the micro to the macro scale, with examples from social, transportation and biological networks. I will then provide a short perspective on dynamical processes on generalized networks, searching for new emergent collective behavior and warning against overly optimistic statements associated to the multiplex, temporal and non-dyadic nature of interactions.

Bio: Federico is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at Central European University. Federico studies the structure and the dynamics of complex systems, using his background as statistical physicist (B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sapienza University of Rome) to look into biological problems, model social systems, and find new solutions for the design of man-made networks. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Queen Mary University of London, where he was a member of the Complex Systems and Networks Group and worked under the supervision of Vito Latora as part of the EU-FP7 project LASAGNE on multilayer networks. Federico is an elected member of the council of the Complex Systems Society and a former Chair of the Young Researchers of the Society. Before joining DNDS, Federico held postdoctoral positions at the Brain & Spine Institute in Paris, and at the Department of Anthropology at University College London.

About the Network seminar:

The network seminar series of the CRI takes place every Thursday at 5pm in room 5.11. Talks showcase the use of network science in a wide range of disciplines, from physics to mathematics, to archaeology and biology, to social sciences or neurosciences, and are intended for a broad, interdisciplinary audience. You can find the past and upcoming speakers on our project page. Please contact us if you know someone working with networks who would be a great speaker for this event! Talks are 45 min + 15 min questions. For description of upcoming events and the latest updates please subscribe for our google-group.