Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Complex networks and emerging applications

Mar 28, 2016 - Apr 01, 2016

ICMS, 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Borkar, Vivek Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Draief, Moez Imperial College London
Ganesh, Ayalvadi University of Bristol
Roy, Rahul Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

From its beginnings in the work of Euler in the eighteenth century, network science has grown enormously and become a valuable tool for studying the behaviour of interacting systems or agents.  The development of network science in the last few decades has taken place across a number of disciplines, including mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science and engineering. This workshop brings together researchers from different areas of both theory and application to exchange ideas and learn about advances and open problems in the other disciplines.

There are two goals for this workshop:

1.    to raise awareness among researchers of recent developments in related disciplines
2.    to foster long-term collaborations between theoretical and applied researchers, and between researchers in the UK and India

The workshop will have a number of survey talks addressing the most recent developments as well as open problems and the research agenda in the respective fields.  The topics for the survey talks will be:

•    random graph models and dynamical processes
•    statistical physics models and critical phenomena
•    the economics of network formation
•    network models for social science
•    the applications of network models in systems biology

In addition there will be research talks to facilitate informal discussions.

 

The research talks will cover:

•    graph models and dynamics on graphs in probability and statistical physics
•    network science in economics and social science
•    network science in biology and neuroscience
•    network models and algorithms in communications and computer science
•    statistical analysis and inference networks

The programme will allow for time for informal interaction and there will also be an open problems session.

This workshop is part of the EPSRC-DST Indo-UK Initiative in Applied Mathematics

Arrangements

It is anticipated that the workshop will begin with registration on Monday morning 28 March and close around early afternoon on Friday 1 April 2016.   Please take these timings into account when booking your travel. 

Participation 

Invited delegates were sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers, in December 2015.

Venue and Talks

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.    The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer.   Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings. 

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Travel

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue. 

Lothian buses charge £1.50 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge.  The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.

Accommodation 

ICMS will organise accommodation for all participants.

Catering

The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event, lunch on three days and a workshop dinner on Thursday evening.   

Wireless Access

Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.  

Registration Fee

A 70.00 GBP registration fee is payable.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Delegates may wish to know that the workshop will take place during the Edinburgh International Science Festival. See link for programme.http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/

 

 

 

Programme

This is a provisional programme and may be subject to alteration.

Monday 28 March 2016

09:00-10:00

Registration & coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

10:00-10:45

Jonathan Jordan (University of Sheffield)
Preferential attachment with choice pdf of presentation

10:45-11:30

Antar Bandyopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi)
De-preferential attachment random graphs pdf of presentation

11:30-12:15

Neeraja Sahasrabudhe (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Synchronization and fluctuation theorems for interacting Friedman urns pdf of presentation

12:15-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-15:00

Open problem session

 


15:00-15:30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

15:30-16:15

Sudeshna Sinha (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali)
Dynamics of rewired networks 

 16:15-17:00

Nic Freeman (University of Sheffield)
Selection and dimension pdf of presentation

 17:00-18:30

Informal pizza and wine reception in Chapterhouse, Level 1   

 

Tuesday 29 March 2016

09:00-09:45

Igor Smolyarenko (Brunel University London)
Models of random growing networks with intrinsic node fitness

09:45-10:30

Cecile Mailler  (University of Bath)
Non-extensive condensation in reinforced branching processes    

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:00-11:45

Ioannis Lestas (University of Cambridge)
Noise in gene regulatory networks and some fundamental limits for the suppression of molecular fluctuations

11:45-12:30

Sitabhra Sinha (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
Meso-scale networks in neuroscience: dynamical models for the collective activity of brain regions  pdf of presentation

12:30-12:35

Group photograph to be taken at the front entrance

12:35-14:00

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:45

Fiona Skerman (University of Bristol)
Modularity of random graphs pdf of presentation

14:45-15:30

Sheri Markose (University of Essex)
Financial network modelling for systemic risk management and macro-prudential policy

15:30-16:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

16:00-16:45

Sarika Jalan (Indian Institute of Technology Indore) 
Unravelling complexity of various cancers through combined framework of multilevel theory, network theory and spectral graph theory

17:00-18:00

Informal wine reception in Chapterhouse, Level 1


Wednesday 30 March 2016

09:00-09:45

Kumarjit Saha (Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore)
Drainage networks in river basin modelling pdf of presentation

09:45-10:30

Angus Davidson (University of Bristol)
Steiner trees in the stochastic mean field model of distance

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 

11:00-11:45

Gesine Reinert (University of Oxford)
Network comparison pdf of presentation

11:45 onwards

Free afternoon and evening 

 

Thursday 31 March 2016

09:00-09:45

Malwina Luczak (Queen Mary University of London)
SIR epidemics on random graphs with a given degree sequence pdf of presentation

09:45-10:30

Frank Ball (University of Nottingham)
Epidemics on random networks with tunable clustering, degree correlation and degree distribution

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:00-11:45

Rajesh Sundaresan (Indian Institute of Science)
Epidemics in a multi-community network

11:45-12:30

Nikolaos Fountoulakis (University of Birmingham)
Metastability phenomena in bootstrap percolation and power law degree distributions

12:30-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:45

Open problem session

14:45-15:30

James Cruise (Heriot-Watt University)
Electricity networks, novel challenges

15:30-16:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, level 1

16:00-16:45

Samuel Johnson (University of Warwick)
Learning from food webs: stability and trophic structure of complex dynamical systems      pdf of presentation

16:45-17:00

Dawn Wasley (ICMS)
Funding options

19:00

Informal workshop dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 71-75 St. Leonard Street, Edinburgh (see map)

 

Friday 1 April 2016

09:00-09:45

Mathew Penrose (University of Bath)
Isolated points for inhomogeneous random graphs  pdf of presentation

09:45-10:30

Carl Dettmann (University of Bristol)
Spatial networks with random connections

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:00-11:45

Orestis Georgiou (Toshiba Research Europe Limited)
Connectivity of cooperative wireless networks

11:45

Close of workshop 

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Ball, Frank
Epidemics on random networks with tunable clustering, degree correlation and degree distribution
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Bandyopadhyay, Antar
De-preferential attachment random graphs
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Cruise, James
Electricity networks, novel challenges
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Davidson, Angus
Steiner trees in the stochastic mean field model of distance
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Dettmann, Carl
Spatial networks with random connections
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Fountoulakis, Nikolaos
Metastability phenomena in bootstrap percolation and power law degree distributions
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Freeman, Nic
Selection and dimension
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Georgiou, Orestis
Connectivity of cooperative wireless networks
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Jalan, Sarika
Unraveling complexity of various cancers through combined framework of multilevel theory, network theory and spectral graph theory
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Johnson, Samuel
Learning from food webs: Stability and trophic structure of complex dynamical systems
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Jordan, Jonathan
Preferential attachment with choice
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Lestas, Ioannis
Noise in gene regulatory networks and some fundamental limits for the suppression of molecular fluctuations
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Luczak, Malwina
SIR epidemics on random graphs with a given degree sequence
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Mailler, Cecile
Non-extensive condensation in reinforced branching processes
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Markose, Sheri
Financial network modelling for systemic risk management and macro-prudential policy
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Penrose, Mathew
Isolated points for inhomogeneous random graphs
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Reinert, Gesine
Network comparison
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Saha, Kumarjit
Drainage networks in river basin modelling
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Sahasrabudhe, Neeraja
Synchronization and fluctuation theorems for interacting Friedman urns.
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Sinha, Sitabhra
Meso-scale networks in neuroscience: dynamical models for the collective activity of brain regions
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Sinha, Sudeshna
Dynamics of rewired networks
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Skerman, Fiona
Modularity of random graphs
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Smolyarenko, Igor
Models of random growing networks with intrinsic node fitness
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Sundaresan, Rajesh
Epidemics in a multi-community network
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Participants

Name Institution
Azalekor, Abla Heriot-Watt University
Ball, Frank University of Nottingham
Bandyopadhyay, Antar Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
Borkar, Vivek Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Cruise, James Heriot-Watt University
Davidson, Angus University of Bristol
Dettmann, Carl University of Bristol
Fountoulakis, Nikolaos University of Birmingham
Freeman, Nic University of Sheffield
Ganesh, Ayalvadi University of Bristol
Georgiou, Orestis Toshiba Research Europe Limited
Isham, Valerie University College London
Jalan, Sarika Indian Institue of Technology Indore
Johnson, Samuel University of Warwick
Jordan, Jonathan University of Sheffield
Lestas, Ioannis University of Cambridge
Luczak, Malwina Queen Mary University of London
Mailler, Cecile University of Bath
Markose, Sheri University of Essex
Olhede, Sofia University College London
Penrose, Mathew University of Bath
Prasolov, Timofei Heriot-Watt University
Reinert, Gesine University of Oxford
Roy, Rahul Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
Saha, Kumarjit Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Sahasrabudhe, Neeraja Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Sinha, Sitabhra Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Sinha, Sudeshna Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali
Skerman, Fiona University of Bristol
Smolyarenko, Igor Brunel University London
Sundaresan, Rajesh Indian Institute of Science