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S-114.220 Research-oriented Graduate Seminar on Complex Systems

S-114.220 Research-oriented Graduate Seminar on Complex Systems (3 cr, L)
March - April 2004, Laboratory of Computational Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology
Organizers: Marco Patriarca and Jari Saramäki

Big thanks to all participants and lecturers for their enthusiasm!

NOTE:
It is now possible to download a preliminary version of the reports. Please report bugs and last corrections to the course organizers.
Currently you can download each report separately from the supplementary material page (with some low-resolution figures).
There you can also find the slides of some lectures as well as corresponding supplementary material.
Also the (download of the) introductory booklet of the course has been moved there.

Information available in this page:

Time Table

Period: March-April 2004, with lectures scheduled on Mondays at 13:15 in Lecture Room B317 or E332.
See Schedule below for details.
Click here or on lecture titles for supplementary material and exercises.

NOTES
WHEN / WHERE
EVENT
WHO

Monday 23 February, LCE room B317
Kick-off Presentation

Exercise deadline: 15.03.2004
Monday 1st March, LCE Room B317
Lecture 1: Introduction to Complex Networks
Lecturer: Jari Saramäki
Exercise deadline: 22.03.2004
Monday 8th March, LCE Room B317
Lecture 2: Introduction to Self Organized Criticality
Lecturer: Marco Patriarca
Exercise deadline: 29.03.2004
Monday 15th March, LCE Room E332
Lecture 3: Introduction to Pattern Formation
Lecturer: Teemu Leppänen

Monday 22nd March, LCE Room B317
Lecture 4: Overview of Bifurcation Scenarios Lecturer: Michael Patra

Monday 29th March, LCE Room E332
Question-Answer session:
review of exercises, talk and report preparation,...


Monday 5th April, LCE Room E332
(meeting room near Eeva's office)
Lecture 5 :
13:15 Traveling Salesman Problem
13:35 Brownian Motors
13:55 Protein Interaction Networks
14:15 Stochastic Resonance
Lecturer: Part. No.
15
9
2
13
Holiday
Monday 12 April



Monday 19th April, LCE Room B317
Lecture 6 :
13:15 Human Immune System I
13:35 Human Immune System II
13:55 Cell Cycle&Apoptosis
14:15 Intelligent Swarms&Ant Algorithms I
Lecturer: Part. No.
5
14
12
4

Monday 26th April, LCE Room B317
Lecture 7 :
13:15 Complex Networks
13:35 Intelligent Swarms&Ant Algorithms II
14:55 Self-Organized Criticality
Lecturer: Part. No.
3
11
7

Friday 30th April
Submission of Report Draft (email or printed copy)
Participants

Friday 14th -> Monday 17 May
Correction of Report Drafts
Organizers
Final Report Deadline
Friday 21th -> Monday 24th May
Submission of Report Final Version (by email)
Participants

Participants and Topic Assignments

Participant No.
RESEARCH TOPIC
TALK GIVEN ON
REPORT STATUS
2
Protein Interaction Networks
5th April final version received
3
Complex Networks
26th April final version received
4
Intelligent Swarms and Ant Algorithms I
19th April final version received
5
Human Immune System I
19th April final version received
7
Self-Organized Criticality
26th April final version received
9
Brownian Motors
5th April final version received
11
Intelligent Swarms and Ant Algorithms II
26th April final version received
12
Cell Cycle and Apoptosis
19th April final version received
13
Stochastic Resonance
5th April final version received
14
Human Immune System II
19th April final version received
15
Traveling Salesman Problem
5th April final version received

Aims of the course

The research oriented graduate seminar on complex systems is mainly intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in scientific disciplines, in particular information sciences, physics, chemistry, economics, bioinformatics, or applied mathematics. It has basically a two-fold aim:

Course Requirements

Course requirements consist in a general part, which is the same for everyone, and a research/review work, whose topic is chosen by the participant:

Seminar Proceedings

Reports will be collected in a single volume to be published as an Internal LCE Report. A copy of the volume will be distributed to the participants at the end of the course. For preparing the report, you can download the following files, which may be of help: Just replace the text and fill in the sections, you do not have to know in detail LaTeX editing in order to use this templates.

Prerequisites

No research experienced is required. Basic mathematical skills (probability and statistics, differential equations, matrix algebra) help getting the most out of the course. Some knowledge of one programming language or environment (such as C, Fortran, Matlab, Maple, etc.) is required to complete the exercises.

Place

Innopoli 2 is at walking distance from the HUT main building. See Otaniemi Map and information therein for information on how to reach it. Once you are there, the III-rd floor map may be useful to find the lecture room B317 or E332.

Contacts

Updated information will be posted regularly on this web page.
For any further information you can contact the Organizers :
The LCE offices are located at the third floor of
Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14, Otaniemi, Espoo.


This page is maintained by marco at lce hut fi and Jari Saramaki at hut fi
Last update JULY 9th 2004
URL www lce hut fi/teaching/S-114.220/k2004