Dirk Brockmann is Professor at the Institute for Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. He is known for his work in complex systems, complex networks, computational epidemiology, human mobility and anomalous diffusion.
He pioneered the scientific use of mass data collected in online games in a 2006 study in which he and his colleagues analyzed the geographic circulation of millions of dollar-bills registered at the online bill tracking website Where's George? . This study lead to the discovery of universal scaling laws in human mobility, the forecast of spreading routes of the 2009 flu pandemic in the United States and effective geographic borders in the United States. He also worked on the development of computational models and forecast systems for the global spread of epidemics based on global air-transportation.
He will lecture on (TBA)
Jesus Gomez-Gardeñes is Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). After obtaining his PhD in Physics in 2006 he has worked as a postdoc researcher at the Scuola Superiore di Catania (Italy) and Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), and as lecturer at the Univeridad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid (Spain). His interests are interdisciplinary, ranging from biological to social systems. His research focuses on the study of dynamical processes on complex networks applying techniques from statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes, and on the emergence of collective behaviors. His main contributions span different fields such as synchronization, evolutionary game theory, epidemic spreading and information diffusion.
He will lecture on Evolutionary Game Dynamics & Networks .
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov is assistant research professor at the Scientific Computing Laboratory and deputy head of Innovation Centre at the Institute of Physics Belgrade, University of Belgrade. She has extensive knowledge and experience in theoretical and computational physics. Her main research interest are statistical physics of complex systems, with the emphasis on physics of socio-economic systems, and theory of complex networks. She completed her PhD in statistical physics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade in 2012. After her PhD studies, during which she was employed at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute Jožef Stefan, Slovenia, she undertook postdoctoral work at Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science, School of Science Aalto University, Finland.
She will lecture on Collective Behavior in Social Systems.
Matteo Marsili is a Senior Research Scientist and coordinator of the Quantitative Life Sciences sector of the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste. He is a world-leading and polyhedric scientist, equally interested in fundamental problems in statistical physics and more applicative directions of research. He is interested in the study of non-equilibrium critical phenomena, disordered systems, and stochastic processes. He works on applications of statistical physics, including modeling socio-economic phenomena and financial markets, game theory, and biological networks. His contributions include also Information theory, statistical learning and high-dimensional inference in complex systems.
He will lecture on High Dimensional Inference.