ResearchClass: Complex networks: Where physics and computer science meet

Datum održavanja: petak, 8.7.2016. u 10:00 sati, prostorija O-357
Predavač: Zoran Levnajić
Naziv predavanja: Complex networks: Where physics and computer science meet
Sažetak: Network science grew spontaneously over the last century as an interdisciplinary field, connecting computer science, mathematics, sociology, physics, biology and most recently neuroscience. Yet, often are the interactions between these disciplines poor, which leads to the same ideas often being "discovered" several times independently. The aim of this talk is to present fundamental problems and questions studied by physicists within the realm of complex networks and to counterpart them with analogous studies conducted in computer science. Author's own contributions in the field will be presented in this context.
Životopis predavača: Zoran Levnajic an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Physics at the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto (Slovenia). He received his MSc in nonlinear dynamics from University of California Santa Barbara (US) in 2005 and PhD in statistical physics of complex networks from Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) in 2009. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam (Germany) between 2009 and 2011. He joined his present institution in 2012 where presently serves as the Vice Dean for Research and the Head of the doctoral school. His research revolves around the development of computational models of complex systems in biology, psychology and social sciences.